How to Make a Bootable USB Ghost Disk – Netboot 6.5

The following steps detail how to create a bootable USB stick which will open ghost and have a network connection available.

The process takes advantage of the Netboot application package which has most current network drivers included. For more information on Netboot – http://netbootdisk.com

Please Note:

  • You will require the GHOST.EXE file from your licenced install on the Ghost server – This can be found in the programs files folder.
  • A USB drive which has more than 256MB is required
  • All existing data will be erased from the USB drive

 

  1. Download and install the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool – Download
  2. Download the required system files – Download
  3. Extract the system files to a temporary location (e.g. C:\TEMP)
  4. Open the ‘HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool’ utility from the ‘All Programs’ menu
  5. Under ‘Device’ select the USB drive
  6. Place a tick next to ‘Create a DOS startup disk’ and the path to the extracted DOS system files (e.g. C:\TEMP\RequiredFiles\SystemFiles)
  7. Click ‘Start’ then ‘Yes’
  8. Netboot1
  9. Once complete, click ‘OK’
  10. Browse to the extracted files and send the ‘NetBoot’ folder to your USB drive (Right Click -> Send To -> USB Drive)
  11. Netboot2
  12. Browse to the extracted files and send the contents of the ‘SystemFiles’ folder to your USB drive (Right Click -> Send To -> USB Drive)
  13. Netboot3
  14. Locate your licenced copy of the DOS GHOST.EXE file and save it to the Netboot folder (e.g. H:\Netboot)
  15. The USB drive is now bootable and has the required files.

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