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Symantec Ghost and Linux partitions?

On Sat, 23 Sep 2006, Andrew Medico wrote:

> On 9/23/06, Scott Ehrlich <scott at> wrote:
> > At work I have a Dell Precision Workstation 490 with a SATA drive and a
> > copy of Ghost 2003.
> >
> > I have imaged many NTFS systems, but Ghost chokes on the RHEL4 default
> > partition type of ID 83.   I've tried throwing all of Ghost's known
> > switches at the partition, but nothing seems to work.
> >
> > Symantec's site clearly states they formally only support Windows
> > partitions, though Linux partition types can be handled.
> >
> > Anyone else have success/failure with imaging type 83 partitions?
> Yes, I have used Ghost successfully many times to duplicate Linux
> ext2/ext3 partitions. One problem I have encountered is that Ghost
> doesn't support grub, only Lilo.
> --
> Andrew Medico <a.medico at>

Yep - you got it.  Grub is the obstacle!

Symantec's web site claims Ghost 10 is for Windows only, and although it
claims Ghost 8 supports Grub, other forums dispute that, plus Ghost 8 is a
few years old now and no longer supported by Symantec.

That being the case, until/unless I call them for an official response,
what other, if any, imaging programs for a dual-boot setup, or ones that
at least support Grub, are recommended?



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