How to create a bootable CD/DVD that includes an existing image on the same CD/DVD.
Due to the technology used by the GBW, it Cannot effectively add or burn image files directly to a CD/DVD ROM when selected in the Destination Drive window of the GBW. This means our GBW cannot add image files through our default direct burning process and cannot be supported at this time.
Things you will need before you start:
- Blank CD/DVDs
- A completed ghost image (.gho)
Please Note the following requirements revolving around the ghost image.
- This image file must be split so that the first .gho file will fit on the DVD.
- If the image spans to one or more .ghs files the image must be named with precisely 5 alphabetical characters. For this example the name IMAGE.GHO is used.
- If the image is greater than 2 GB, it must be spanned and the spans must not be more than 2 GB. This is due to industry standards for ISOs, which limits a single file included in an ISO to 2 GB or less.
- When adding the image files using the ghost boot wizard the total data including the ghost boot files must be less than 4 gigs on disk 1.
In order to create a working boot DVD with the image included on the same disk, you will need to upgrade your version of Ghost Solution Suite to the latest 2.5 build, 126.96.36.1991 or later.
Title: 'How to apply the Live Update for Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 build 2141.'
Document ID: 2008091213121160
> Web URL: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology.nsf/docid/2008091213121160?Open&seg=ent
After applying the latest upgrade, open Ghost Boot Wizard,
and note the version and build at the bottom to the left of the Copyright. It must be 188.8.131.521 or later.
There are two methods that can be used, a manual restore or a fully automated restore. Below are a set of instructions for each of these methods.
Manual image restore.
Fully automated image restore.
Note on Limitations:
Ghost Boot Wizard (GBW) caps data at 4 GB. This means when creating an ISO file, if the image file or image segments plus the Ghost Boot files have a total data size of over 4GB, it will fail. Due to ISO limitations, any individual file size cannot be over 2 GB. The Ghost Boot Wizard has limitations that won't allow it to write an image file directly to a CD/DVD. The Ghost Boot Wizard does not have the ability to use the full capacity of a dual layer disk when creating ISO images or burning DVD’s. If you need to burn data larger than 4 GB to a DVD, then it will have to be done outside of the GBW with Third Party software.
Document ID: 2008110412374160
Last Modified: 06/25/2010
Date Created: 11/04/2008
Operating System(s): Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Product(s): Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.0
Release(s): Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5