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Inaccessable Boot Partition

I am trying to migrate a win2k server from a CPQ ML370 with a 5300 SCSI adapter to a CPQ DL360 with a 5i SCSI adapter. I have run sysprep and created the image but when I drop the image on the DL360 and reboot it, I get the Inaccessable Boot Partition error message. I think it's a problem with my SysprepMassStorage section of the sysprep.inf file that's giving me the problems. Could someone, please take a look at my sysprep.inf file to see where my issue is?

OemSkipEula = Yes
TargetPath = \WINNT

OEMSkipRegional = 1
OemSkipWelcome = 1

FullName = ***
OrgName = ***
ComputerName = ***
ProductID = ***

AutoMode = PerSeat


InstallDefaultComponents = Yes


SCSI\OtherCOMPAQ__SCSI_COMMUNICATECISS = "C:\scsi\drivers\cpqcissm.inf"

PCI\VEN_0E11&DEV_B060&SUBSYS_40700E11 = "C:\scsi\drivers\cpqcissm.inf"

PCI\VEN_0E11&DEV_B178&SUBSYS_40800E11 = "C:\scsi\drivers\cpqcissm.inf"

PCI\VEN_0E11&DEV_B178&SUBSYS_40820E11 = "C:\scsi\drivers\cpqcissm.inf"

PCI\VEN_0E11&DEV_B178&SUBSYS_40830E11 = "C:\scsi\drivers\cpqcissm.inf
Stephen Grimmer
Trusted Contributor

Re: Inaccessable Boot Partition

I don't think you need those 2 first lines... are all the driver files in c:\scsi\drivers?

Re: Inaccessable Boot Partition

Yes, all the drivers are in the c:\scsi\drivers folder.
Honored Contributor

Re: Inaccessable Boot Partition

My thought would be the change in partition locations on the image. Look at the boot.ini file for location on the original
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David Orwig
Regular Advisor

Re: Inaccessable Boot Partition

What kind of imaging deployment tool are you using, Ghost or HP's RDP or somthing else?

Re: Inaccessable Boot Partition

You may be onto something there. on the originating server, there are 3 partitions and the partition with the OS installed is partition 2 but on the destination server there is only 1 partition. I will take a look at the boot.ini and see if I can fix it.

I am using Ghost 8.0 for imaging.

Re: Inaccessable Boot Partition

I tried to change the boot.ini to point to partition 1 instead of partition 2, which it was pointing to but this did not help. I'm going to go back and make sure I have the sysprep.inf file setup correctly and try it again but if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.

Here's the process i'm using.

Copy sysprep folder to C:\ drive.
Copy sysprep 1.1 updates into folder.
Edit sysprep.inf with above info.
run sysprep without any arguments
Use Ghost 8.0 to create image
Drop image onto DL360
Reboot DS360

If there are any steps i'm either missing or doing wrong please let me know.