How do I get the desired drive letter using syspart?

Posted on 2003-02-24
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Last Modified: 2008-09-07
I am testing an unattended installation of Windows 2000 Pro using Syspart
because of dissimilar hardware.

I am copying the source files from my hard drive (c:) to a removable drive
(e:) by running the following command:-

Winnt32.exe /s:"C:\Win2000dist\i386" /tempdrive:e:
/unattend:"c:\Win2000dist\unattend.txt" /syspart:e: /noreboot

The problem I am having is that when installing the drive in the new machine
the system drive letter remains as (e:) after the final part of the
installation. I would like the system drive to be named (c:).

What am I doing wrong?

Question by:M13ASP
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Accepted Solution

BabuPrasanna earned 150 total points
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1. If your e: is another primary partition:

Even if you copy the files to e:, You have to boot from e:.
Just use the command "sys c: e:" from command prompt. Then run fdisk and make e: bootable by setting the boot flag. Now restart and run the installation command. please make sure to run smartdrv.exe before installation (please load himem.sys driver from your config file)or you will end up installing for hrs together. Now after booting, your e: will be c:. And you will achieve what you had wanted.

2. If your e: is a logical partition:

You cannot make your logical partition as a bootable one which means you cant make your e: as c: at any case.

good luck!

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