From: Tom Kustner (tom.kustner_at_emjay.com)
Date: Mon Jun 23 1997 - 11:22:47 EDT
On Sun, 22 Jun 1997 02:13:39 -0400, you wrote:
>i do remember this question being asked a couple of times before,
>but all my literature and references to the problem are floating
>on the atlantic ocean, and i won't get them for a few weeks...
>(i'm moving to the states from germany, if it sounds wild...)
>i have just been santa-claused with a 540MB harddrive, which is
>a noticable improvement over the 340 i've got.
>i have also just spent a whole afternoon trying to clone my win95-
>setup to the new drive. (it was too muggy outside, and the office
>is airconditioned, so it wasn't all that bad)
>what is the proper way to do this? i want to avoid setting
>everything up again. i have pcmcia-ethernet and enough server-space.
>i also have a parallel-port zip-drive, which takes i've sat through
>3 transfers of 300MB, and i'm _not_ thrilled.
>problems, just to recap:
>1) copying under dos or dos-mode i lose the long filenames, but
>get registry and such.
>the longfilename utility botched it for some reason, the new short
>names didn't work out right - what should have been ~1 was ~2 and
>so on. also it seemed to need a working w95 - go figure.
>2) copying over the net saves long filenames, but i need the w95
>system up and running to support the network, not? that i can get
>with the zip-drive, but then how do i get rid of the temporarily
>installed w95? or can i copy the network-saved system over the
>maybe a second partition? but i don't want to partition a 540MB
>drive - it's not _that_ large...
>i do want to mention though that these are the first such problems
>i've had with w95; normally i'm quite satisfied.
>i may also just live with the small hard drive and use the new, improved
>one for linux. soon.
Go to http://www.ghostsoft.com and download the 30-day trial of Ghost,
a product for copying off OS/2, Win95, or WinNT setups. It is quickly
becoming the standard for use by network administrators (like myself).
We own a licensed copy for 25 workstations and will be buying more as
more people go to Windows 95.
Caveat: The demo version (1.69) doesn't handle Windows NT too well.
The licensed version (2.22) does.
I have had no problems with it. You can use it through LPT ports
(haven't tried it yet), or from PC to server and back.
Give it a shot. Good luck.
Tom Kustner Emjay Corporation
System/LAN Administrator Glendale, WI 53209-6509 USA
Any opinions are mine and not necessarily those of Emjay Corp.
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