Resizing partition for different machine types
We are using Fog 0.32 to image a disparate fleet of Win7 machines. We have been using it for a few years with much success, but I have hit a little snag with a newer project I have been working on.
I have created a “Hardware Agnostic” image for use on our desktops. In order to make it work with the oldest equipment, I built a 35GB image on a machine with an 80GB HD. Many of the newer machines have 500GB drives, so I loaded one with the 80GB image[SIZE=2] then expanded it using the Minitool Parition Wizard. According to Windows the drive is now 500GB and has only 35GB used, but when I upload the image, I get an image size of around 200GB. It’s [/SIZE]usable[SIZE=2] and the drive is shown as the correct size (500GB), but the imaging time is obviously quite lengthy. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]I didn’t see anything related while browsing the forum, so I was wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this and if a resolution was achieved. [/SIZE]
Might want to check partions with gparted (boot disc) and check to see if you have any extra partions left from resizing. I would also do a checkdisk if not already done.
Have you tried this?
If the image is Hardware Agnostic, the resizing should occur automatically. You shouldn’t have to resize the partitions after the image is downloaded to the client.