sysprep and DualBoot win XP
Posted on 2006-06-29
I have a little problem with sysprep and a dual boot windows XP config.
- What I have :
A workstation configured as following :
Only 1 disk.
2 (primary) Partitions
Windows XP SP2 on each partition.
This configuration is running.
- What I want to do :
deploying this configuration at a client site on several computers.
- What I've done :
1 I' created a sysprep.inf file with setupmgr.exe.
2 The file is automaticaly copied into a "sysprep" folder at the root of the BOOT partition (C: when I boot on the first partition / D: when I boot on the second one)
3 I've used sysprep.exe 2.0 to reset computer IDs (but the Microsoft registration) on both systems
- My problem :
At the reboot, the second partition doesn't work anymore.
I receive an error message "system is not fully installed...." at the beginning of the mini-setup. Then I click "OK" and the computer reboot.
The first partition is running well. There is no problem with Sysprep.
- I've a standard boot.ini file :
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel - 1" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel - 2" /fastdetect
What I want or don't want:
I don't want to know how to solve the "system is not fully installed" message when I have it (for that see Microsoft KB320279) ==> I don't want to have it.
I want to be abble to make a sysprep of both Operating system and then ghosting the disk in order to deploy the image (I haven't got any problems with ghosting yet :-). For your informations, I will use Acronis 9 to make the image.
To summarize :
1) I've no problem making dual boot system
2) I've no problem with sysprep installs
But I cant mix both
any help will be appreciate.