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By liviuzak ·
Hello,
I created a CD with Windows XP for an unattended install, but I want to keep the question about formatting my partition. Now it is asking me to choose the partition, but it is not asking me if I want to format it or to keep old file system. how can I have this question back?
Thank you,
Liviu

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by dmiles In reply to Unattended install

This would be the orader in which the questions,the partition the system will be installed on,then you will be given the option to format the partition and the type of file system.
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by dmiles In reply to Unattended install

This would be the orader in which the questions,the partition the system will be installed on,then you will be given the option to format the partition and the type of file system.
Hope this helps

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by wcp In reply to Unattended install

There is an entry in [Unattended] section in Winnt.sif file which controls format option.

FileSystem=*

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AutoPartition=0 in [Data] section allows you to choose/create partition.

FileSystem=* in [Unattended] section allows you to choose format options (NTFS vs FAT and Quick vs Normal or Leave the current file system).

Typically the entry is not there. You may need to insert one as such.

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by bluenose5709 In reply to Unattended install

I am doing this as we speak for study purposes, I have used the setupmgr.exe from the dos promt to write the file and this gives you the option of chossing exactly what to do at each stage and the produces the answer file that youhave customised.

All of this is done int he GUI so nice and easy to follow.

the setupmgr if you didnt know is in the deploy.cab that is found in the support folder on your perating system disc, copy this to your hard drive and locate it via the dos prompt and then run, the GUI will open and follow the on screen instructions.

Hope this helps
Bev

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