Customizing Partitions with RIS

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I'm trying to use RIS to deploy XP on a handful of new PCs that we'll
be receiving. So far, it has been working pretty well in the lab with
one exception. It seems to want to take the entire HD on the PC and
make it one big C partition. Is there any way around this? I tried
using Setup Manager in XP to create an answer file for the remote
installation but I don't see any information in Setup Manager for
partition the drives. We'd like to make a C and a D drive rather than
one big fat C drive.

Any information you can provide or anything you can direct me to would
be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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There are very limited support for managing partitions using standard
RIS Setup

The options are
1. Whipe the disk and create a big C:
[Unattend]
Repartition=Yes

2. Use existing partitions
[data]
AutoPartition=1

[Unattend]
Repartition=No

3. Use existing partition and extend it with X MB in size
[data]
AutoPartition=1

[Unattend]
Repartition=No
ExtendOemPartition=1000

If you want to have different paritions you need to create them first
using diskpart, fdisk or other partitioning tool


regards
Johan Arwidmark

Windows User Group - Nordic
http://www.wug-nordic.net


On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 16:39:10 -0700, Daitauha
<daitauha@%takethisout%hotmail.com> wrote:

>I'm trying to use RIS to deploy XP on a handful of new PCs that we'll
>be receiving. So far, it has been working pretty well in the lab with
>one exception. It seems to want to take the entire HD on the PC and
>make it one big C partition. Is there any way around this? I tried
>using Setup Manager in XP to create an answer file for the remote
>installation but I don't see any information in Setup Manager for
>partition the drives. We'd like to make a C and a D drive rather than
>one big fat C drive.
>
>Any information you can provide or anything you can direct me to would
>be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Is it possible to do the following? Use RIS to install one PC. Then,
use PartitionMagic to repartition the RIS-installed PC. Then, install
apps and configure the PC. Then, use RIPREP to image that PC and then
use RIS to install that image on future PCs. Would that work?

On Sat, 01 May 2004 13:17:03 +0200, Johan Arwidmark
<johan.please_respond_to_forum.arwidmark@lutteman.se> wrote:

>There are very limited support for managing partitions using standard
>RIS Setup
>
>The options are
>1. Whipe the disk and create a big C:
>[Unattend]
>Repartition=Yes
>
>2. Use existing partitions
>[data]
>AutoPartition=1
>
>[Unattend]
>Repartition=No
>
>3. Use existing partition and extend it with X MB in size
>[data]
>AutoPartition=1
>
>[Unattend]
>Repartition=No
>ExtendOemPartition=1000
>
>If you want to have different paritions you need to create them first
>using diskpart, fdisk or other partitioning tool
>
>
>regards
>Johan Arwidmark
>
>Windows User Group - Nordic
>http://www.wug-nordic.net
>
>
>On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 16:39:10 -0700, Daitauha
><daitauha@%takethisout%hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I'm trying to use RIS to deploy XP on a handful of new PCs that we'll
>>be receiving. So far, it has been working pretty well in the lab with
>>one exception. It seems to want to take the entire HD on the PC and
>>make it one big C partition. Is there any way around this? I tried
>>using Setup Manager in XP to create an answer file for the remote
>>installation but I don't see any information in Setup Manager for
>>partition the drives. We'd like to make a C and a D drive rather than
>>one big fat C drive.
>>
>>Any information you can provide or anything you can direct me to would
>>be appreciated. Thank you.