Here is the problem.

We are deploying a bunch of new Acer computers, they have disk to disk recovery, it is a PowerQuest technology and is integrated into the BIOS. This creates a 2GB Fat32 partition on the Hard drive. Windows by default will write the Boot.ini to the first partition avaialble, so when i RIS the Drive, it only makes a 38GB (rest of the 40GB), so because of this I get two entries in my Boot.INI one for the original Win XP Pro the other for Windows 2000 SP4 (which we use). I can easily remove teh entry manually, but when you have 500-600 machines to do in 3 months it gets rather time consuming. Is there any way to have RIS kill all partitions on just the first disk (or all if it is all or nothing).

Thanks for any help.
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The answer file supports a hard disk partitioning section ([RemoteInstall]) that contains the repartition parameter. If this value is not specified or set to “yes”, a RIS install will delete all partitions on the client computer and format that drive with one NTFS partition. If this value is set to no, RIS will use the default parameters in the answer file.

repartition = no

If this still does not remove the duplicate entry, write a script that removes the entry from the boot.ini and your done.

Answered 09/02/2004 by: Michael_W
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Thanks, I will try it and see what happens.
Answered 09/02/2004 by: cdupuis
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