Win7 x64 Wrong Image Size



  • Hi all!

    I hope somebody can help me with the following problem:
    Ive got this pc HP DC8100 Elite CMT, ive uploaded an win7 x64 image without any problems (multiple partitions, single disk). FOG version: 0.32, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, all is up to date…
    But after Ive installed one program-update (Novell Client), it shows me an wrong image size while uploading (circa 130gb).
    The 250gb HDD has got 2 partitions: 2gb windows boot partition and the standart-partition C: (space used: circa 40gb), ive deleted the HP partition.
    Ive imaged Win7x32 and WinXPx32 without any problems with the DC8100 from HP.

    Ive searched in multiple forums and threads but i cant find an working solution…
    Ive also tried to defrag the pc directly bevor uploading an image… -> not working for me…

    Please help me.



  • [QUOTE]Because the data has been scattered around the disk and FOG needs to read all of the empty data between the real data. Defrag before uploading and this will be fixed (as long as all data can be moved to the front of the disk)[/QUOTE]
    We have defragmented the PC several times and the problem is still there.

    [QUOTE]A good tradesman never blames his tools.[/QUOTE]
    I don’t want to blame the tool, but after working and trying for hours and days it could be a problem with the tool.

    [QUOTE]Your problem looks like a failing hard drive. [/QUOTE]
    I don’t think so, because it was a factory new PC and we tested it on more than that one machine. The error postet in [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/fog-converts-hdd-in-raw-format.132/[/url] appears after I deleted the 100mb-Windows-Recovery/Boot-Partition. And I tried that only because the image size was wrong.


  • Developer

    [quote=“Sebastian M., post: 540, member: 229”]As written it worked good and without problems until we updated the Novell Client, but how could it be, that the simple process of updating a software increases the image size from ~40GB to ~120GB?[/quote]Because the data has been scattered around the disk and FOG needs to read all of the empty data between the real data. Defrag before uploading and this will be fixed (as long as all data can be moved to the front of the disk)

    [quote=“Sebastian M., post: 540, member: 229”]I can’t understand why it is so complicated to clone a system with the same infrastructure (DC8100 from HP) and same settings.[/quote]
    A good tradesman never blames his tools.

    I will be closing this thread as you have created another post here: [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/fog-converts-hdd-in-raw-format.132/[/url]

    Your problem looks like a failing hard drive.



  • Good morning!

    I am a [COLOR=#000000][URL=‘http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=ziiQA&search=colleague&trestr=0x8001’][COLOR=#000000]colleague[/COLOR][/URL][/COLOR] of Florian and I answer for him, because we have the same problem and we are not able to solve it at the moment.

    As written in the first post we are using ‘multiple partitions, single disk’, we removed all other partitions and tried again redeploying the machine.

    As written it worked good and without problems until we updated the Novell Client, but how could it be, that the simple process of updating a software increases the image size from ~40GB to ~120GB?

    We also tried to use defrag and chkdsk to solve the problem but it is still present.

    I can’t understand why it is so complicated to clone a system with the same infrastructure (DC8100 from HP) and same settings.

    Sadly the thread postet by Blackout has nothing to do with our problem or can’t even give us a hint how to solve it :-(

    Hope someone can help.


  • Developer

    Are you using ‘Single Partition (Re-sizable)’ as your Image Type?

    Try this:
    [LIST=1]
    []Remove all partitions
    [
    ]Make a fresh Windows install
    []Sysprep
    [
    ]Upload image as ‘Multi-Partition, Single Disk’
    [*]Redeploy
    [/LIST]
    Does this image work as intended?

    Here is another thread, i believe you two are having similar file system issues
    [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/deploy-problem-error-loading-operating-system.33/[/url]



  • In my last post you can see the following warning:
    [B]Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary[/B]
    Ive searched in the internet, but the only response that Ive found is that it can be ignored…

    PLS help…



  • Thanks for your fast response!

    I deleted only the HP partition.
    Here is the result:

    disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    units = cylinders of 16065 x 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device boot start end blocks id system
    /dev/sda1 x 1 262 2096128 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary
    /dev/sda2 262 30402 242099200 7 HPFS/NTFS


  • Developer

    Did you remove the extended partition? From “Deploy Debug” run & post the results here: [B]fdisk -l[/B]


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