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What are the advantages of a system partition

Ayman Altounji
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What are the advantages of a system partition

We use a cloning software in conjunction with Sysprep to prepare all of our machines for deployment. This has been a great way to get unique systems deployed quickly to the field, however they are all lacking the system partition.

I am wondering what we are missing from not installing the system partition. I know that each time I want to do anything at the BIOS level I must install and boot to the Smart Start CD, but other than that inconvenience what are the main advantages to installing and maintaining and up to date system partition. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: What are the advantages of a system partition

Hi, the dl380 has a ??Rom base setup utility?? rom (f9 on boot up) and you don?t have to use the smartstart cd anymore when doing a manual initial install. Although Compaq (hp) does not support cloning. But it basically confirmed your thinking in that you can use smart start to run the diag and the ACU but also f8 on the system gives you access the ACU as well. Hope this help.