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How to capture/deploy a Windows 7 image with 3 partitions

01/25/2017 899 views
I'm trying to replicate our current Windows 7 64 bit image up to our K2000 (version 4).

Our Windows 7 image has 3 partitions (SystemReserve, Thawspace, LocalDisk) and therefore 3 .wim files associated with it.

We currently image our Windows 7 using WinPE USB key with the sysprepped image on the key.

I've deployed the sysprepped image to a virtual machine, booted to the K2000 KBE and captured the image, specifying all 3 partitions.

In the K2000, I've added a pre-install task to create and format the partitions ... SystemReserve 100MB, Thawspace 10GB, Localdisk gets the remainder of the disk.

When I deploy the image from the K2000, the contents of the wim files are installed to the wrong partitions.  The contents that are supposed to be in Thawspace are in SystemReserve, the contents that are supposed to be in LocalDisk are in Thawspace.

Obviously the deploy fails.

Help?
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  • Are you assigning drive letters to each partition, and assigning each .wim to the appropriate partition? Can you post your pre-install task?
  • When I PXE boot the system to pull the image, the partitions are System Reserve as c, ThawSpace as d and LocalDisk as e.

    Preinstall task:

    Select Disk 0
    Clean

    Create Partition Primary size=100
    Select Partition 1
    assign letter=d
    Format fs=ntfs quick label="System Reserved"

    Create Partition Primary size=10000
    Select Partition 2
    assign letter=e
    Format fs=ntfs quick label="Thawspace"

    Create Partition Primary
    Select Partition 3
    active
    assign letter=c
    format FS=NTFS Quick Label="Local Disk"

    exit

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Select Disk 0
Clean

Create Partition Primary size=100
Select Partition 1
assign letter=c
Format fs=ntfs quick label="System Reserved"

Create Partition Primary size=10000
Select Partition 2
assign letter=d
Format fs=ntfs quick label="Thawspace"

Create Partition Primary
Select Partition 3
active
assign letter=e
format FS=NTFS Quick Label="Local Disk"
Answered 01/26/2017 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

  • This worked, the image deploys now, but when I boot the imaged system, I get "An operating system wasn't found."

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