How to change a Ghost ".gho" image file to a ".VMDK" file for use in VMWare.

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How to change a Ghost ".gho" image file to a ".VMDK" file for use in VMWare.

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Note: As of June 2008, the .VMDK file that will be created will only work in VMWare 6 or later. This process will only works with Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 or later.

You can change a .gho file to a .VMDK file using the DOS version of the ghost.exe, the Linux version of ghost.exe or ghost32.exe.
To change the file, run ghost with the following command line:
-clone,mode=restore,src=<path\file>.gho,dst=<path\file>.vmdk

For more information about Ghost compatibility with VMWare, see document: "Overview of how Ghost works with virtual machines." at:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology.nsf/docid/2008061811012760

For more information on Ghost command line arguments, see document: "Switches: Alphabetical list of switches." at:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology.nsf/docid/1998082612540625