You would like to use Ghost Solution Suite to take an image of a computer set up with Dual/Multiple boot environments.
The Ghost Solution Suite server and client Agent are not compatible with machines that are built with dual/multiple boot partitions.
Note: Most hardware vendors are shipping the latest Windows operating systems with multiple partitions.
An example might be like the following:
- OS, (bootable)
- Diagnostic partition (bootable)
- Recovery partition (may or may not be bootable)
The two bootable partitions are seen as a dual boot. To create or restore an image from a system with multiple partitions please use boot disks to image these machines.
If you want to use the Ghost Server and Client Agent you will need to remove all partitions on the hard drive and install the OS only so that it is the only bootable partition.
Once the system is configured with only one OS then it can be imaged using the Ghost server and Automation environments. See Ghost Solution Suite 3.0 HF3 Automation Folder User Guide for more information on Automation folders or see Ghost Solution Suite 3.0 PXE Configuration for setting up the PXE server.
To see the partitions on the client computer, use Gdisk to query the drive as follows:
The partition numbers will be listed for the drive number indicated in the command line. These are the partition numbers that Ghost uses when you specify a partition by number.
Related KB: TECH106776
Section: Dual booting
Ghost supports dual booting with the Windows operating system and a supported Linux version only in a stand alone configuration.
When using Ghost Multicast Server, GhostCast Server, or Ghost Console to work with a client computer, Ghost does not support dual booting on the client computer.
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