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Ghosting a Thinkpad Edge 520

We have recently purchased a few thinkpad edge laptops. We planned on getting one laptop setup and confgiured and taking a Ghost of the disk to clone to the rest of the machines. However the laptop hangs at the thinkpad bios screen. I saw for some older thinkpads that a special option when making the image would fix the issue. Also we noticed that the laptop had a weird 1.5gb partition before the windows one. Has anybody gotten this to work before? Or does anyone have a tool that they have used successfully.

Note: We had an image of a pervious batch of thinkpad edges that would ghost fine. (Although the image doesn't work on this newer batch.)

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Re: Ghosting a Thinkpad Edge 520

I haven't used Ghost in years and confess I've never imaged an Edge system, but what you are looking for may have been discussed in this thread.  Please take a look and let us know if it helps or not.





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Re: Ghosting a Thinkpad Edge 520

Its a rather odd issue. After investigating a little more we can boot the laptop to windows with one of those special boot helper utilities, so the clone seems to be right correct.
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Re: Ghosting a Thinkpad Edge 520

The problem was that ghost needs to be started or set in -IB mode for the ghost to properly copy the MBR.