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8 Gb Boot partition

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

8 Gb Boot partition

Hi,

I am installing NT 4 on a DL380 with 3 x 18.2 Gb drives under RAID 5 using the integrated array controller, but I cannot have a boot partition greater than 4 Gb, unfortunately I need an 8 Gb one. I have used assisted and manual smart start installations, upgraded the firmware, and still no joy. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: 8 Gb Boot partition

You will have to go through the manual SmartStart process and then install your operating system using the unattended installation and include the ExtendOEMPartition=1 statement to extend the partition to the maximum 8 GB.

If you want to script your entire instllation, see the Compaq SmartStart Scripting toolkit at:

http://www.compaq.com/manage/deployment.html

OR

Just check out Microsoft's deployment guide for Windows NT at:

http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/deployment/planguide/DeployRoadmap.asp

Hope this helps....

Steve
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: 8 Gb Boot partition

I am having a problem with the Compaq Tool kit. Did you customize the toolkit? The problem that I have was it kept looking for the Compaq Service Manager INF file which does not exist. Thanks.