Re: Ghosting on old HP Vectra with WinXP
From: Bob Harris (rharris270[SPAM)
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 22:24:26 -0500
My own experienced with XP are that 2.3 Gig is not enough to (1) install XP,
(2) provide for swap space, (3) provide for hibernation space (which you
could turn off), (4) provide for some temp space (like internet files), (5)
provide for a few installed programs (even those that install elsewhere seem
to leave something on C:\. In short, you will be a lot happier if you get
larger disks. More RAM would also be good, but I have run XP on as little
as 128 Meg, and if you do not open too many programs, it will work.
As for GHOST 2002, that usually works on any disk that can be seen from the
BIOS, and that is not software RAID. Hardware RAID is not officially
supported, but it often does work. My own disks are on a Promise SATA RAID
controller and the GHOST 2002 floppy sees them, but then they at FAT32.
However, GHOST 2002 can not save TO a partition with format NTFS. It can
save NTFS to FAT32, but not the reverse.
But, every PC is different, so it is possible that GHOST does not work on
your SCSI disks. However, maybe all you need are DOS drivers for the SCSI
disk, really for the disk contoller. If the controller happens to be by
Adaptec, the odds are good that they still offer the drives as a download;
check their support website. You might try tinkering with a plain win98
boot disk and see wther you can get it to see the SCSI disks. If that
works, then add the same things to the GHOST 2002 floppy. You might get
some additional info about boots disks from www.bootdisk.com.
Bart's website also seems to have info about DOS and SCSI:
"Edgar Noah" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have several HP Vectras XU 6/200 (196 MB RAM) each one with 2 SCSI
> (fixed) hard drives (2.3 and 4.5 GB respectively).
> Working individually with one of them, i installed WinXP Professional
> in one of the hard drives (2.3 GB).
> IŽd like to create an image of the initial installation of XP
> (installation has been cumbersone !) I tried unsuccesfully with Norton
> Ghost 2002. By the way, i found out that it would be better to
> partition the hard drive so I can create images accross partitions,
> not entire disks.
> What are my options for creating and restoring images, working with
> smaller capacity hard drives (WinXP will occupy more than 50% of the
> hard drive). I am newbie in what partitioning, imaging SCSI devices,
> and system backup and restoring it respects, so I appreciate your
> understanding :)
> I appreciate very much your help and suggestions.
> Thank you!