USB External HD and Ghost

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bob S, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    I bought a Buslink USB 1.1 40 gig external hard drive to backup my daughter's system (XP Pro) that runs on a Dell Inspiron 8200 LapTop. I have tried everything I know, but cannot get Ghost to recognise it in DOS. I have added the additonal lines on a boot disk to the config.sys recommended by Symantec.
    DEVICE = \usb\aspiohci.sys /int /all
    DEVICE = \usb\aspiuhci.sys /int /all
    DEVICE = \usb\aspiuhci.sys /int /all /D1
    DEVICE = \usb\aspiuhci.sys /int /all /D2

    Although these lines are already a part of the bootdisk that Ghost creates.

    I have the Buslink hooked up directly to the laptop, with no other usb devices attached.

    Buslink says they do not know and Symantec will not even give a response, except to say on their site the Buslink 1.1 is supported in Ghost 2003 (this is what I am using). The error at bootup is adapter not found. Without the boot disk(s) the drive creates an error right before automatically booting. I bought the usb drive primarily for this...any ideas or I'lll just have to sell it and start over.
  2. Grfx Guru

    Grfx Guru Guest


    Not that this really helps you but I am and have been having exactly the same problem. I have tried everything that has been suggested (not that it's much). And still cannot get it to work. I have been trying it on a Dell Inspiron 7000 and cusotm built desktop machine and neither will work.

    Hope you find a solution, and if I find one I'll be sure to let you know.

    Grfx Guru
  3. bhpalmer21

    bhpalmer21 Guest

    I found two USB drives that work well with the drivers that you found. One is from Storix (which I like the most), and the other is from Maxtor. (I have only tried these two, and one kit, where you put your own HD in the kit.) I would suggest making your boot disk with the drivers for both USB 1.1 and 2.0. Second the USB ports may have different UARTS that do not work with the drivers from Symantec. I found a USB, PCI 2.0 card from Hawking that works great in any machine that I have tried. It cost me less that $20. Both Ghost and Partion Magic, sees all file systems, NTFS, FAT32, etc. (Drive Image did not work). It even worked on a SCSI drive, where the bios on the card controlled everything. I can't believe more people do not want to you this method to back up drives. "A dos boot disk with ghost to a USB HD!!!!"