Installing RIPRep Image on an Optiplex GX 745 via a .sif fileLocked
I hope someone will be able to help after reading my scenario below because it seems you might have kept the Dell Utility Partition or NOT 🙂
I spent alot of time setting up RIS on Windows Server 2003 for my techs ,setting up
DHCP, and finding the right network driver (annoying) only to get
stuck on some partitioning questions. By the way I am using the riprep.sif file for the unattended installation of my RipRep based image. The entire RIS image installed flawlessly on the Optiplex GX 745 machine we ran RIPREP from (225GB
SATA HD in Source machine that we gathered image from) but then again
it was one SATA HD that was formatted with one partition (C: 225GB)
and we loaded XP PRO SP2 with our OEM CD. However, we then tried to
image an identical Optiplex GX 745 but this time it had an 80GB SATA HD which ALSO has a Dell
Utility Partition on it (the machine we ran RIPREP did NOT have the
Dell Utility Partition on it). I keep recieving the error below.
“Setup cannot copy the operating system image you selected. This
computer does not have enough disk space on the selected partition.
Contact your system administrator.
Is this because the optiplex GX 745 machine we ran RipRep from had a 225 GB HD and the
Destination Optiplex GX 745 machine to recieve the image only has an 80GB HD or is it because RIS is getting confused with the Dell Utility Partition?
Will it still be possible for RIS too keep the Dell utility partition?
Is there a tweak that will somehow allow us to keep the Dell
Utility partition intact? If not, how can I use my RipRep image to just use the whole drive?
Again, when we imaged the optiplex gx 745 machine that we originally RIPREPPED, the image installed fine. I’d appreciate some help.
My RIPREP.SIF File parameters
floppyless = “1”
msdosinitiated = “1”
OriSrc = “\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%”
OriTyp = “4”
LocalSourceOnCD = 1
DisableAdminAccountOnDomainJoin = 1
OsLoadOptions = “/noguiboot /fastdetect”
OemPreinstall = yes
OemPnpDriversPath = “Drivers\network”
DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
FileSystem = LeaveAlone
ExtendOEMPartition = 0
TargetPath = \WINDOWS
OemSkipEula = yes
InstallFilesPath = “\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE
FullName = “%USERFIRSTNAME% %USERLASTNAME%”
OrgName = “%ORGNAME%”
ProductKey = “xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx”
OemSkipWelcome = 1
OemSkipRegional = 1
TimeZone = %TIMEZONE%
AdminPassword = “*”
BitsPerPel = 16
XResolution = 1024
YResolution = 768
VRefresh = 60
JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%
DoOldStyleDomainJoin = Yes
AutoPartition = 1
Repartition = Yes
UseWholeDisk = Yes
Description =”Windows XP PRO – Optiplex GX745″
I would really appreciate your input or any and all recommendations
for this issue? Thanks!