SOLVED Windows 10 - Target partition size is smaller than source

  • Hi,

    I get the following error when I deploy a clean image of Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit.


    FOG version: 1.2.0

    Image Settings:

    OS: Windows 7
    Image Type: Single Disk - Resizeable

    I hope someone could help and thanks in advance.

  • I created a new installation of Windows without system reserved partition.

    Apply the following steps when the Windows partitioning window apeares:

    1. Create a partition on the blank hard drive.
    2. Select the partition drive as the partition to install Windows on.
    3. Click “Next”. The 100MB partition will be created.
    4. Delete the partition which you created in step 1.
    5. Extend the 100MB partition to the desired size.
    6. Select the partition which you extended in step 5 and select ‘Format’.
    7. After formatting the ‘system reserved partition’ will now become normal ‘system’ partition.

    I can confirm this works 🙂

  • Developer

    i recommend upgrading to trunk and re-uploading

  • Moderator

    @madsen250 said:

    Thanks for the quick reply, how could i avoid this or correct it?

    The clean way is to install from scratch your computer without the manufacturer partitions (recover, custom reserved system…)

  • Thanks for the quick reply, how could i avoid this or correct it?

  • From the sounds of it, it’s trying to use a recovery file that is larger than the defaulted recovery partition. ONe of the problems of the defaulted partition layout (which I have tried to do away with in trunk) is that while the upload of an image would work fine, the download would make assumptions that were not necessarily true.

    What I’m seeing is that the default partition layout is not what the actual data contains.

    For example, in a default layout the recovery partition is only 100MB, but in your case the recovery partition is 155MB.

  • Hi ch3i,

    Image details:

    Minimum size partions - No such file or directory.

  • Moderator

    Hi, could you post your image details size ?

    ls -l /images/yourimage

    And details of minimum size partitions

    cat /images/yourimage/d1.minimum.partitions