1 Reply Latest reply on May 1, 2013 7:24 AM by buddha

    Create specific sized partition

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      Hi All,

       

      We are trying to create a specific provisioning template:
      Due to our software requirements we need a D: drive with 20 gigs, and the OS drive to be left with all the leftover space.
      The thing is our machines in the environment have a HDD’s with a different size, that’s why we can’t create a template with fixed partition size.
      Does anybody know how this can be achieved, e.g.  leave 20 Gb of space unused when creating the C: drive?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Create specific sized partition
          Rookie

          We have resolved the issue:) if anybody have the same problem please see below how this can be solwed

           

           

           

          <template id="xxx" name=" Disk Partition ]" version="4">

          <description>Master XP scripted install</description>

          <preboot-os>WindowsPE</preboot-os>

          <final-os>

            <name>Windows XP Pro</name>

            <type-id>Pro</type-id>

            <family-id>Windows</family-id>

            <vendor-id>Microsoft</vendor-id>

            <major-ver>5</major-ver>

            <minor-ver>1</minor-ver>

            <architecture>i386</architecture>

          </final-os>

          <section id="SystemMigration" name="System migration">

            <description>Back up personal or custom files before the system is modified.</description>

          </section>

          <section id="PreOsInstall" name="Pre-OS installation">

            <description>Configure the hardware and get the system ready for installing the target OS.</description>

            <action name="Remove all partitions" version="4">

             <description>Remove all partitions</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>removeall</action>

              <diskID>0</diskID>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Create D drive" version="4">

             <description>Create D drive</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>create</action>

              <diskID>0</diskID>

              <partitionType>primary</partitionType>

              <offset>0</offset>

              <size>20480</size>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Create C partition" version="4">

             <description>Create C partition</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>create</action>

              <diskID>0</diskID>

              <partitionType>primary</partitionType>

              <offset>0</offset>

              <size>0</size>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Mount C partition" version="4">

             <description>Mount C partition</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>mount</action>

              <diskID>0</diskID>

              <partitionID>2</partitionID>

              <mountPoint>C:</mountPoint>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Format C partition" version="4">

             <description>Format C partition</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>makefs</action>

              <mountPoint>C:</mountPoint>

              <fsType>NTFS</fsType>

              <quickFormat>True</quickFormat>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Make C bootable" version="4">

             <description>Make C bootable</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>set</action>

              <diskID>0</diskID>

              <partitionID>2</partitionID>

              <boot>True</boot>

              <OSpartitionID />

              <Windows7>False</Windows7>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Mount D Partition" version="4">

             <description>Mount D Partition</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>mount</action>

              <diskID>0</diskID>

              <partitionID>1</partitionID>

              <mountPoint>D:</mountPoint>

             </parameters>

            </action>

            <action name="Format D Partition" version="4">

             <description>Format D Partition</description>

             <action-type>Partition</action-type>

             <variables />

             <options>

              <option name="StopProcessingTemplateIfActionFails">true</option>

             </options>

             <parameters>

              <action>makefs</action>

              <mountPoint>D:</mountPoint>

              <fsType>FAT32</fsType>

              <quickFormat>True</quickFormat>

             </parameters>

            </action>

          </section>

          <section id="OsInstall" name="OS installation">

            <description>Install the target operating system with the specified options.</description>

          </section>

          <section id="PostOsInstall" name="Post-OS installation">

            <description>Add additional items after OS installation, before rebooting into the target OS. For example, you might add service pack updates.</description>

          </section>

          <section id="SystemConfiguration" name="System configuration">

            <description>Automate system configuration that must happen after booting into the target OS such as installing drivers and applications and updating scan files.</description>

          </section>

          </template>