From: Benjamin Koh (benkoh_at_stanford.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 12:45:28 EDT
Using Ghost sounds like a good idea. I'm too cheap to buy extra
software, so what I did was to mimic IBM's method - compress the hard
drive into multiple .ZIP volumes, and burn those onto a CD-R. Put the
DOS drivers on a boot disk and tweak CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT, and
you got your own restore CD that works from DOS. Since I already own a
CDRW, the cost was an hour or two and $0.70 for the CD-R.
Jeffrey Baker wrote:
> Hi Eugene,
> By far the simplest, imho, is to buy Norton Ghost, and backup the entire
> hard drive of the laptop to a compressed file on the Desktop. (I do vice
> versa as well, for backups of both systems every several months.) All you
> need is the program and a Laplink type parallel cable. It takes a while - I
> do it overnight.
> When I needed to replace the hard drive in my TP 770Z, twice, I recreated
> the original drive each time by this method, and it was flawless.
> Another option is to use Apricorn hardware to recreate the hard drive (EZ
> something - I forget the name of the relatively inexpensive equipment for
> this). It didn't work on my TP 770Z for some reason, but Bill Morrow has
> had good success with it. I still think Ghost is the cheapest option.
> I assume also that you can take the compressed Ghost file, once created, and
> back it up onto a CDROM for storage.
> Best, Jeff
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