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Creating partition in CAS 7.8 using imagex and windows 7

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Marcin Wiecek
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Creating partition in CAS 7.8 using imagex and windows 7

Hi,

I have captured image of Windows 7 using imagex and CAS 7.8. Then I would like to deploy it on the bare-metal machine (pure hdd, no partition created). In my unattend.xml I have two partitions: 500mb system and the rest for C partition. CAS ignores my settings in section DiskConfiguration and create two partition 1GB system and about 20gb C partition. In log I have error

20100608 16:55:28 Error: bcdedit failed to run child process exited abnormally
20100608 16:55:28 Info: InstallWIM(W): BootManager c BootLoader c
20100608 16:55:28 Info: common::getBootScheme(W):
20100608 16:55:28 Info: common::getBootScheme(W): ::isPE 1
20100608 16:55:28 Info: newGetBcdeditLtrs(W):
20100608 16:55:28 Error: newGetBcdeditLtrs(W): BCDEDIT failed to run : The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The requested system device cannot be found.
child process exited abnormally

I have attached full log and my unattend.xml file. Please help!

Regards,
Marcin Wiecek
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Marcin Wiecek
Respected Contributor.

Re: Creating partition in CAS 7.8 using imagex and windows 7

Hi,

ok I found that we can change partitions in CSDB Editor which is only in Enterprise version of Client Automation... :(

This is any workaround to modify DRIVEMAP attribute without enterprise license and CSDB Editor?

Regards,
Marcin Wiecek
DanieI
Honored Contributor.

Re: Creating partition in CAS 7.8 using imagex and windows 7

Hello Marcin,

I'm trying to understand why you want to decrease the size of the system reserved partition. A few hundred MB of disk space isn't much these days, and images with system reserved partitions below 1GB in size are unsupported.

I believe the answer to your question is that this cannot be achieved with CAS â the size of the system partition is configured by default and locked to the supported minimum size - 1024MB.

Hope this helps
Marcin Wiecek
Respected Contributor.

Re: Creating partition in CAS 7.8 using imagex and windows 7

Hi,

I would like to change partitions only for tests, but now I know that in standard edition it doesn't working. We can do change partitions in enterprise edition in CSDB Editor. Thread closed.

Regards,
Marcin
Marcin Wiecek
Respected Contributor.

Re: Creating partition in CAS 7.8 using imagex and windows 7

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