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Ghost support for Linux GPT partition tables

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Article ID: 173519

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Products

Deployment Solution Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

Currently the Ghost binaries for cloning do not support GPT partition tables on non Microsoft OS's 

Images may be able to be created and restored with out error but the destination system will not be set to boot properly. 

Cause

Currently the Ghost Binaries do not support GPT partitions outside of Microsoft OS's

Environment

Ghost Solution Suite and Ghost standard tools. 
Deployment Solution 
Non Microsoft OS's  with GPT partitions. 

Resolution

Currently systems to be cloned with the Ghost binaries that are non Microsoft will need to be loaded with non GPT partitions in order to be cloned. 

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There are currently no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in the current or previous versions of the software at the present time. This issue may be resolved in a future major revision of the software at a later time. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please refer to the following Web site:

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