Originally Posted by BrAinPaiNt
Only problem with the size with ghost is if the new HD is smaller...however if it is larger you should have no problems.
The only problem I have ever had with ghost is if you are running an older system with fat 16/32 on the old one...and the new system has a NT file system....also if the power supply on the old one is completely different then the new one it can cause a boot loop.
Yea that was the case; off the cuff I just remembered that neither hard drives where the same size.
Also Brain correct me if I am wrong but if you go from a smaller HD to a bigger one with Ghost does it partition your space for you or render the extra space unusable? For example, if you take an image from a 10 gig HD and launch it on a 40 gig HD, wouldn't your OS see the 40 gig HD as a 10 gig HD?
That is why it is so much better to have a home network. I just built a file server with samba. I have all of my images for every computer in the house stored there. I took an old PC with 5 HD bays, added a NIC and installed samba, after a little tweaking it works beautifully.