Creating Boot Media For Legacy Ghostcasting With Ghost Solution Suite 3.x

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Creating Boot Media For Legacy Ghostcasting With Ghost Solution Suite 3.x

 

This article provides step-by-step instruction for creating the boot media for Ghost Solution Suite 3.x Standard Tools.

Note: these instructions are for the Ghost Solution Suite 3.x Standard Tools, which is a separate installation than the one that includes the console.

 

1. Click Start > All Programs > Symantec Ghost >      Right click on Boot Disk Creator and select "Run as Administrator"

 

 

2. Once it launches, click the radio button for "Go to the Boot Disk Creator interface" and then click OK.

 

 

3. Choose File > New Configuration.

 

 

4. On the screen "Step 1 of 5: Configuration Name", provide a name (and description, if you wish) and select "Windows PE 10" from the drop-down for "Pre-boot Operating System for this Configuration" menu. For OEM Extensions, select "<all>". Then click Next.

 

 

5. On the screen "Step 2 of 5: Windows PE Hardware Device Drivers", click Next.

 

 

6. On the screen "Step 3 of 5: TCP/IP Protocol Settings", click Next.

 

 

7. On the screen "Step 4 of 5: Optional Components" select "WINPE-ENHANCEDSTORAGE" to add it to the boot disk, click Next.

 

 

8. On the screen "Step 5 of 5: Configuration Summary", click Finish.

 

 

9. This will launch the "Create Boot Disk" window. Select the radio button "Close this dialog and return to the editor". Then click Finish.

 

 

10. You will now be back at the Boot Disk Creator Window, and the configuration you made will be visible in the left under "Configurations".

11. Right-click your configuration, then click Create Boot Disk.

 

 

12. Select boot media type (you can create an ISO, or write directly to a USB flash disk). Choose Network Boot. Then set "Boot media processor type" to either x86 or x64.

 

 

Note: If you are creating stand-alone boot media, you can choose "Stand-alone boot" instead of "Network boot" to bypass the media loading network drivers. 

If you choose StandAlone there will be no network available to the client in automation, you will not be able to use GhostCast. This is suitable for imaging where a USB device is the source of, or destination for the image.

If you choose Network, and there is actually no network available the boot process will be delayed while DHCP errors appear repeatedly, but eventually it will boot.

13. This screen will appear. Expect this process to take 5-20 minutes.

 

 

14. Click Close on page "Step 3 of 3".

 

 

15. If you wrote directly to a flash drive, you are now finished. If you created an ISO file, it will need to be burned to a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. On a machine with a CD/DVD burner, you should be able to right-click the ISO file and choose "Burn disc image".

You now have bootable media that can be used with the Ghostcast Server for image creation and image deployment.

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