I formatted a 16 GB USB Stick today so I could boot from it and that works great. The problem I have is it won't let me copy a 7GB Ghost image over to USB, it says there isn't enough space. When I look Windows shows there is 14GB available. Can anyone give me some insight into this issue?

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You probably have formatted the USB stick to FAT32 filesystem which does not support filesizes in excess of 4GB. Try reformatting it as NTFS.

  • Ah. I sure did. I am not sure if NTFS will work but I will give it a shot. – Nathan Jun 1 '10 at 20:36
  • So apparently NTFS is not a bootable format. Do you know of any ways around this issue? – Nathan Jun 1 '10 at 21:34
  • @Nathan NTFS is a bootable format. The image probably doeesn't have the correct boot records. Unfortunately I haven't tried what you're trying to do, perhaps these links would help? : tomshardware.com/forum/… forum.notebookreview.com/… You probably want to create 2 partitions, 1 small (FAT/32)to carry the boot records, and the other larger to store the ghost image. – Sathya Jun 1 '10 at 22:05
  • Basically what I am trying to do is make a bootable USB stick which contains the Norton Ghost boot software and then move the image onto the same USB stick so I can boot and image from the same device. Does this help at all? – Nathan Jun 2 '10 at 0:42
  • @Nathan yes, that's what you should try to do. If all goes well, it should work swell – Sathya Jun 2 '10 at 0:53

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