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Dos boot disc with usb support

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pegz, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. pegz

    pegz Thread Starter

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    i need to create a boot disc to support a usb hard disk drive to ghost images too
     
  2. hw45

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    I don't know any dos drivers for usb. You'll need a running windows 95b++ to access your usb drive.
     
  3. pegz

    pegz Thread Starter

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    i have seen it work from a dos bootdisk, but i now do not have access to this disk. the drive uses the usb port but acts as an internal drive under ghost.
     
  4. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    My understanding is that USB is a feature of Win 98+ and is not available under DOS :(


    John
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Norton GHOST 2003 supports direct access to USB connected disks. I use that capability, and it's very handy. :)
     
  6. jsulzen

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    So what's the secret to getting ghost to save an image to a USB drive? Can you point to some place on the web with detailed directions? Thx for any help.
     
  7. kiwiguy

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    Ghost should be able to create the disk, along with the USB drivers?

    Check the Symantec support site, or Ghost itself. Its a standard part of the Boot Disk setup.
     
  8. jsulzen

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    NOT quite! Ghost seems to be willing to setup _USB_ drivers, but they seem to rather thoughtlessly leave out the _disk_ driver (or some such). www.bootdisk.com has a bunch of info, but it's a bit daunting for someone who's not currently up to speed on config.sys editing and the like (even tho' an I/O driver developer myself some (many) years ago). I was looking for the Cliff Notes / For Dummies version of getting ghost03 running.
     
  9. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    I have a soltek motherboard and in the bios there is an option to turn off DOS based USB support. Might want to look into that.
     
  10. s00perd00per

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    Go here to Download DUSE - http://www.bootdisk.com/usb.htm

    Create a Floppy Disk with the following files/folders:

    -- begin list --

    01 - DUSE <folder>
    -- DUSE.EXE
    -- DUSELDR.COM

    02 - GHOST <folder>
    -- GHOST.EXE

    03 - LPT <folder>
    -- PARALINK.COM

    04 - aspi8u2.sys
    05 - AUTOEXEC.BAT
    06 - COMMAND.COM
    07 - CONFIG.SYS
    08 - IO.SYS
    09 - MOUSE.COM
    10 - MOUSE.INI
    11 - mscdex.exe
    12 - MSDOS.SYS
    13 - oakcdrom.sys

    -- edit list --


    05 - AUTOEXEC.BAT should contain the following info:

    @echo off
    echo * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    echo * *
    echo * JEREMY's *
    echo * "Ultimate GHOST Bootdisk v.2" *
    echo * -Using Ghost 7.5 & 8.0- *
    echo * 3-17-04 *
    echo * *
    echo * Support for: *
    echo * *
    echo * USB External Drives & CD Burners *
    echo * *
    echo * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    pause
    echo Loading LPT Drivers...
    LPT\PARALINK.COM /i
    echo Loading Mouse Drivers...
    MOUSE.COM
    echo Loading MSCDEX Application...
    LH \MSCDEX.EXE /D:cd1
    CD DUSE
    echo Loading DUSE USB Drivers...
    DUSE.EXE init
    DUSE.EXE drives
    CD ..
    echo Searching for Ghost Executable...

    if %config% == FROMFLPY goto FLPYBOOT
    if %config% == FROMCD goto CDBOOT
    goto FAILED

    :FLPYBOOT
    echo Found Ghost 7.5 Executable!
    goto GHOSTFLPY

    :CDBOOT
    echo Searching for GHOST8.EXE on Drive 'C'...
    if not exist C:\ghost\ghost8.exe goto CDBOOT1
    C:
    goto GHOSTCD

    :CDBOOT1
    echo Could not find GHOST8.EXE on Drive 'C', searching Drive 'D'...
    if not exist D:\ghost\ghost8.exe goto CDBOOT2
    D:
    goto GHOSTCD

    :CDBOOT2
    echo Could not find GHOST8.EXE on Drive 'D', searching Drive 'E'...
    if not exist E:\ghost\ghost8.exe goto CDBOOTFAILED
    E:
    goto GHOSTCD

    :CDBOOTFAILED
    echo * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    echo * *
    echo * IMPORTANT MESSAGE! *
    echo * *
    echo * Insert Ghost CD (containing GHOST8.EXE) *
    echo * and press any key to continue... *
    echo * *
    echo * To run GHOST8.EXE from a different drive, *
    echo * press Ctrl-C now. Then change to the *
    echo * correct drive letter and type 'CD GHOST' *
    echo * and press Enter. Finally, type 'GHOST8' *
    echo * and press Enter. *
    echo * *
    echo * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    pause
    goto CDBOOT

    :GHOSTFLPY
    cd \ghost
    echo Loading Ghost 7.5 from Floppy...
    GHOST.EXE
    goto END

    :GHOSTCD
    cd \ghost
    echo Found Ghost 8.0 Executable!
    echo Loading Ghost 8.0 from CD...
    GHOST8.EXE
    goto END

    :FAILED
    echo Unknown boot menu selection
    goto END

    :END

    07 - CONFIG.SYS should contain the following:

    [menu]
    menuitem=FROMFLPY, Load Ghost 7.5 (If you are using a Floppy)
    menuitem=FROMCD, Load Ghost 8.0 (If you are using a Bootable CD)

    [FROMFLPY]

    [FROMCD]

    [COMMON]
    DEVICE = aspi8u2.sys
    DEVICE = oakcdrom.sys /D:cd1
    DEVICE = duse\duse.exe LATE
    LASTDRIVE=Z
     
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