Create Universal Boot Disk
If you want to use Norton Ghost 2003 to create an image of a PC’s primary partition you will find it has 2 serious limitations:
1- The USB support driver they use (from Iomega) can only be installed in USB1 or USB2 mode (not both), and it is not universal – it didn’t recognize my external USB IBM mobile HD .
2- You can’t create a Ghost bootable CD – only a floppy. How can you clone a newly bought laptop, most of which don’t have a floppy anymore?
Here’s How to:
1- create a Ghost floppy with USB support (1 or 2 – it won’t matter later)
2- download 2 files kxlrw40an.exe and mhairu.zip
From the first file (Panasonic driver for a USB CDRW) you will need the file usbaspi.sys found under “F2H” sub directory after extraction of the downloaded archive. From the second archive you need di1000dd.sys
3- Copy these 2 files to the USB folder on the Ghost floppy, and delete any other files in that folder. Also delete the file guest.exe from the floppy’s root.
4- And finaly:
edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file – delete the line: guest.exe
and edit CONFIG.SYS – delete all entries and enter:
device=usbUSBASPI.SYS /v /e /o /u
LASTDRIVE = Z
That’s it. You can now boot with this floppy and have full USB support so you can create the image on an external USB drive.
If you want to create a bootable CD you can use Nero:
Choose to create a “CD-ROM (boot)” from the wizard, under Boot tab leave the default “bootable logical drive: as A: . Insert your Ghost floppy to the drive, drag all the files from the floppy to “New compilation” and burn. You now have a bootable Ghost CD that even Symantec doesn’t have..
PS if you need Norton Ghost 2003 get the full retail here: