Creating a Ghost Boot Disk with Linux Support.

Since the release of Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.x, Symantec decided to add support for Linux partition in their ghost clients; however, as far as I know ext4 is not yet supported. As part of the IT job, IT Pros have to rely on some sort of imaging software, and if I can make images of every OS out there with a single application, even better. You can read more info on the support of ghost and Linux partition here. For this tutorial I will go over the steps on how to create a ghost boot disk with Linux support. By the way now the default for a ghost boot disk uses Windows Preinstalled Environment (WinPE).

1- First open the Ghost Boot Wizard, and select default and click next

2- Select Standard Ghost Boot Disk and click next

3- Select the ghost client (Ghost32 since we’re using WinPE). and click next

4- During the Network Configuration, you have the option of specifying a network share where your image will be saved or restore. (give username and password if necessary) click next

5- Set how the client will get its ip address, click next.

6- The Destination Drive page gives you the option to put your ghost client on a floppy, usb, or even make an iso image. Click next

7- in Additional Files you’ll have the option to add any files that you may need, click next

8- Finally review you setting and commands and edit them as needed, click next to finish.

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