• Worthless Download - Was (Cloning a 2.5" IDE/PATA Laptop Hard drive)

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    Subject: Worthless Download - Was (Cloning a 2.5" IDE/PATA Laptop Hard drive) Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 15:18:51 -0600
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    On Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:17:05 -0500, Some Guy <Some@Guy.C0M> wrote:

    Ghost 2003:

    http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/265545~688de4fa5cfd7a3653cce1c3f147b3d4/ GHOST_BOOTx.zip

    Paul wrote:

    It looks like you are saying that you downloaded the Ghost zipfile. Is
    that correct? It is refusing to download for me. It starts downloading
    and fails after about 10 seconds, saying "source could not be read".

    The file is 1.3mb. It will take a half hour on my dialup, but I can
    usually DL files of that size without problems.

    The file is 1310 kbytes.

    I finally got the hard drive that I ordered online and went to clone to
    it. I had downloaded that file (above) called GHOST_BOOTx.zip.
    I extracted the .exe from the .zip. I ran it and selected to write to a
    floppy. (Image floppy). That all went fine.

    But the whole thing is worthless. The floppy contains "command.com", autoexec.bat and config.sys (basic DOS). and it has a bunch of CDrom
    drivers. It created a folder called GHOST, which is empty. Trying to
    start a computer with it, does boot to dos, then it whines about some
    files missing, which are more CDrom drivers.

    Apparently it contains NOTHING from Ghost. Why I need CDrom drivers
    makes no sense. I'm not using a CD.

    Anyhow, whoever suggested this file, do yourself a favor and delete it.
    Its worthless.

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