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Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:34 am
by Michale
I have a couple Atigos.  One is a T and the other is a T/HB...

The T has a 512MB Flash Drive already installed with XPe.  It has all the buttons working and the touchscreen is fine...

But I cannot update it.  I assume it's because there is less than 50 MEGS available on the Flash Drive.

Now I have tried GHOSTing the 512MEG image and put that on the T/HB which has a 4G Flash Drive.  But I get that Error Code: 0x80070002 error which, I have come to learn is caused by (I am assuming) trying to put an image from a 512MG flash to a 4G flash.

I have also tried installing regular XP and a MicroXP onto the T/HB 4G unit.  And I was fairly successful, except I couldn't get the buttons to work.  The buttons that bring up the virtual keyboard specifically.

So, I am at a loss on how to proceed.  I need the full functionality that the 512MG unit provides, but I can't figure out how to get that image over to the 4G...

I have tried to read up on making my own image from Scratch, but I can't wrap my brain around it.

Any help??

Mcihale

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:39 am
by Michale
Doing some more research, I found this little gem..

viewtopic.php?t=6

That seems to confirm that the issue is the 512MG v 4G flash..

Now question is, can I somehow edit the Ghost Image (*.gho) to make the necessary change??

Also, in that thread, it suggests using WPA_Kill to address the Error Code issue..  But, as it says in that thread, I can't get into the desktop to run it..

So, my other question is this.. I can boot with a Hirens Disk into a Mini-XP that will give me access to the Boot Drive of the Atigo T/HB.  Is there anything I can edit or delete from that Windows Dir of the Boot Drive that might allow me boot up this fully??

Thanx

Michale

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:56 am
by Michale
Apologies for the verbal spewage on this, but ideas keep popping into my head..

Is there something I can do to the 512MG Atigo BEFORE I Ghost it, that will allow it to boot up once copied over to the 4G Atigo??

Maybe disable or...  Hmmmmm Maybe run WPA_kill on THAT machine BEFORE I Ghost it???

Something to try...

Michale

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:34 am
by volkswagner
I thought Ghoste.exe allowed image from a smaller drive to a larger drive?  Is that the issue, or are they different architecture?  Perhaps you selected partition rather than the whole drive?

You can use a live linux environment and DD to image the drive to an image file, say to a USB stick.  Then apply that image to the 4Gig model.


Here are some instructions. The instructions are for applying an image to a drive.  So to modify for your needs:
[list type=decimal]
[*]Skip the formating part, as this is not really needed at a block level copy
[*]To make the image first you will need to reverse the dd comand.  Please be careful, DD=Data Dump but has been dubbed DATA DESTROYER, which is what happens if you accidentally reverse the commands
[*]So to make the image your command will be like this dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/xpe.img  where /mnt is where you mounted your external flash drive to place the image
[/list]

Another excellent resource for using DD to image a drive.

You can also use Clonezilla in a similar fashion.  Just make sure you image drive, to file not partition to file.

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:57 pm
by rectic
I've never had an issue extracting an entire image and putting it on a different flash drive - no matter if the beginning drive was smaller or larger. As long as their was enough space, it worked. I've always used Ghost as well...

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:32 pm
by Michale
Thanx for the replies...

I used Ghost32 off of a Hirens Boot disk.

Perhaps it's just the Ghost version I am using.

Rectic, what Ghost version did you use??

If that fails, I guess I'll try the Linux Live disk using DD..

Thanx again..


Michale

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:42 pm
by rectic
Mines just Ghost.exe, believe from 2003.

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:06 am
by Michale
OK, I'll give that a shot.

Thanx

Michale

Re: Extracting An Image..

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:04 pm
by f-radzio
sorry for replay.
i also buy a new 4gb disk and i have the same problem. have you solved this ?