disk partition problem
Posted on 2003-12-09
Windows 2k running in an 8gb partition on a 38gb hard drive. The other 30gb unallocated.
Created ghost using Symantec... only choice was to copy the hard drive.
When loading the ghosted image to a new client, I always get a single partition of 38gb, not the smaller partition with the unallocated space. It doesn't matter on the "load to clients" whether I choose "disk" or "partition"... the outcome on the client is always the same: a full-sized 38gb partition with windows 2k.
How can I build the correct-size partition in advance? Right now I'm doing it the hard way: installing windows 2k, partitioning correctly, and then running the ghost-image back over the installed client to give it the right image. But this is time-consuming, especially since none of my rack-mounted computers have CD rom drives and I must open them up one-at-a-time, connect a CD rom drive, install w2k and then do the ghosting.
There's gotta be a better way.