Upload win 7 image from vmware will only upload raw.



  • Im using vmware to build my image. I mistakenly didn’t change my hard drive to IDE before installing windows and therefore built a custom kernel for vmware. But when I went to upload my image, it would upload raw, even though I have the image configured for 1 partition re-sizable. (I do not have 100mb partition). Any Ideas?



  • Hi,

    is there a partimage update that can handle guid?



  • [quote=“falko, post: 12387, member: 48”]it sure can, but only if it is the default windows 7 install (two partitions, 100mb + rest of disk for C: )

    I have been using the default windows 7 install with single partiton re-sizable option in the fog web ui for a very long time. with a 100gb hd for the master image I have had it successfully deploying to 250gb, 500gb etc

    edit: above setup is with virtualbox and FOG 0.32[/quote]

    [SIZE=3]When uploaded will the image also shrink to the least required about of space? My virtual HD is 60gb, but when I upload my image it’s ~15gb total. It’s been almost a year so I don’t remember what exactly brought me to thinking 100mb had to go, but i think it was because before getting rid of the second partition, the image was only uploading via RAW (wasting 45GB of space on my server and ensuring I couldn’t ever deploy to a smaller then 60gb HD. However unlikely that would be :p ) My early attempts in creating fog images weren’t on virtuals, and after reading what x23piracy had to say its possible the machines I was working on had UEFI enabled and maybe that brought me to that conclusion.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]I’m gonna have to test this come Tuesday, If FOG can shrink the size of the image with the 100mb included, I will be extremely happy. That will save me tons of work![/SIZE]



  • Hi,

    if Windows 7 was installed via UEFI (GUID-Partitiontable) it’s only possible to image in RAW!
    This will let the storage server explode… ! :D

    Installing Windows 7 via UEFI has only two real advantages… but i don’t need em!

    • Up to 8192 Exabyte Storage, beginning from 2,5 TB duty!
    • Faster Boot because UEFI remembers the Windows installation location!

    In our company we install windows 7 in our it department the normal way,
    but HP ships it workstations preinstalled with a windows 7 over uefi, like most oems do!
    (remember this if using pre installed windows 7)

    Greetz X23


  • Moderator

    [quote=“Wolfer201, post: 12377, member: 1320”]AFAIK fog cannot resize images with multiple partitions[/quote]

    it sure can, but only if it is the default windows 7 install (two partitions, 100mb + rest of disk for C: )

    I have been using the default windows 7 install with single partiton re-sizable option in the fog web ui for a very long time. with a 100gb hd for the master image I have had it successfully deploying to 250gb, 500gb etc

    edit: above setup is with virtualbox and FOG 0.32



  • AFAIK fog cannot resize images with multiple partitions


  • Developer

    Why not let windows partition the drive? It only preserves 100 mb, you’ll hardly miss it :)



  • I figured out my problem, but never posted the solution. Well that came back to bite when I was making a new image. I forgot that I had this problem before and ran into it again. Searching the internet I stumbled back on this forum. Well this is how I fixed my problem. I’m not going to pretend I know the technical reasons for this but when I originally made my image I had used gparted to initialize and format the disk to avoid windows making the system reserve partition. My guess was that was sufficient for windows to boot, but when part image looked at the disk, it found something it didn’t like and reverted to raw instead of NTFS for the upload. I fixed\worked around the problem by first mounting my newly created virtual disk on an existing windows virtual, then initializing and formatting it using disk management. The bummer is I couldn’t use the image I already built. But now I know how to avoid that in the future.



  • I am having this same problem… Have you found a solution to this?


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