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Disk Partitions with unattend installation?

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Anonymous
April 7, 2004 7:48:25 PM

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Hi,

how does one create disk partitions while installing Windows 2000 using an
unattend.txt file?

thanks
Guillaume
April 7, 2004 11:27:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Check out the:

Repartition
Value: Yes | No
Specifies whether all partitions on the first drive on the
client machine should be deleted and the drive reformatted
with NTFS or not.
Warning: This is mostly useful when performing an
unattended installation from the bootable Windows 2000 CD-
ROM on x86-based machines. In all other cases, files
copied to that hard disk will be lost. On Alpha-based
computers in particular, the system partition will be
destroyed.

ExtendOemPartition
Value: 0 | 1 | <extra size in MB>
The ExtendOemPartition key is used to install Windows 2000
on a disk that is greater than 2 GB. This key causes text-
mode Setup to extend the partition on which the temporary
Windows 2000 source files are located into any available
unpartitioned space that physically follows it on the
disk.
The temporary installation source MUST be a primary
partition and limited to 1024 cylinders only. Writing
beyond cylinder 1023 will cause the installation to fail.
0 indicates that the partition will not be extended, 1
indicates that it should be extended to fill out the hard
disk and <extra size in MB> specifies the extra amount of
space to be added to the current partition size. When the
value is 1 or <extra size in MB>, the FileSystem key must
be set to ConvertNTFS.

sections of the unattend.doc.

Craig
Anonymous
April 7, 2004 11:29:29 PM

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You create them before you start the unattended installation.

See <http://unattended.sourceforge.net/&gt; for a network based system
with built-in support for this.

- Pat

"ertrsdt" <ertl@free.fr> writes:

> Hi,
>
> how does one create disk partitions while installing Windows 2000
> using an unattend.txt file?
>
> thanks
> Guillaume
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 6:58:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

thanks for replying

unattended installation is unable to partition drives.

That is why some people use diskpart.exe and dedicated tools such as
http://isg.ee.ethz.ch/tools/realmen/


"ertrsdt" <ertl@free.fr> a écrit dans le message de
news:407406a8$0$19491$636a15ce@news.free.fr...
> Hi,
>
> how does one create disk partitions while installing Windows 2000 using an
> unattend.txt file?
>
> thanks
> Guillaume
>
>
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