Correction: Why is FOG trashing file systems during partition resize?



  • So, in this thread: [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/how-much-space-do-i-need-for-a-new-image.3897/[/url] I thought FOG was just insisting on imaging machines as RAW rather than NTFS. I was wrong. Instead what is happening is that when it performs the partition resize, it trashes the file system. It takes about 3 or 4 minutes to resize the 465GB partition to the size of the data (about 24GB), then starts the imaging process as RAW and attempts to capture the entire 465GB hard drive. This has now happened with two machines, both of which had single-partition maps, one of which was sysprepped, the other wasn’t. Both are Windows 7.

    I tried to change the subject line of my original post, but it wouldn’t let me and I’m sort of freaking out because I need this to start working this afternoon.



  • I encountered quite a few problems that were related to some of everything in this thread.

    Here’s what I did to resolve my issue:
    [LIST=1]
    []Started with a fresh machine.
    [
    ]Booted to FOG PXE and went to Debug Mode.
    []DD’d the drive for a minute to destroy any partition data.
    [
    ]Created a fresh image from install.
    []Sysprep’d machine.
    [
    ]Uploaded image as Single Partition (NTFS Only, Resizable)
    [/LIST]
    After deploying images using this method, I was able to deploy several images without any problems.



  • I am having the same issue. We manually partition our drives to avoid having the complication of the system reserved partition in windows 7. Altho in my case, the system does not try to upload anything, it just instantly passes through the upload process after resizing and reboots.

    Looking at the partition in gparted after fog messes it up shows that the partition has no flags set on it. Manually setting the flags still won’t allow the machine to boot, I’m assuming due to the MBR not being rewritten after the resizing/mangling.

    The odd part is these exact same machines worked with a previous image, but we rebuilt it from scratch to fix some deep rooted driver issues. And we have been using our method of partitioning the drives manually since windows 7 came out.



  • [quote=“BryceZ, post: 9832, member: 2”]So you took out the Recovery partition during install of Windows? I think it’s listed as System Reserved under Disk Management.

    I want to say that FOG was written to handle that partition being there or not, but I have a sneaking suspicion that removing that partition could cause problems. I don’t know that it would cause your RAW problems. I’m just thinking out loud.

    I recall uploading raw to be a problem for someone a while back, so you might be able to dig through the forums and find some advice, but I don’t remember the resolution.[/quote]
    There’s definitely no System Reserved partition in Disk Management.



  • So you took out the Recovery partition during install of Windows? I think it’s listed as System Reserved under Disk Management.

    I want to say that FOG was written to handle that partition being there or not, but I have a sneaking suspicion that removing that partition could cause problems. I don’t know that it would cause your RAW problems. I’m just thinking out loud.

    I recall uploading raw to be a problem for someone a while back, so you might be able to dig through the forums and find some advice, but I don’t remember the resolution.



  • [quote=“BryceZ, post: 9828, member: 2”]First: Which version of FOG are you using?
    Second: When you say these are single partition are you saying you didn’t add any extra partitions or that you went into the advanced options when installing Windows and removed the recovery partition?[/quote]
    Hi,

    I’m using 0.32 and I didn’t add any partitions and Disk Manager does not report any partitions other than the one. This was Win7 installed straight from installation media with no 100MB partition reserved for BitLocker.



  • First: Which version of FOG are you using?
    Second: When you say these are single partition are you saying you didn’t add any extra partitions or that you went into the advanced options when installing Windows and removed the recovery partition?


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