Disk partioning

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Dietmar Homner, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Hello

    Windows Small Business Server does not offer us the opportunity to create
    partitions during the installation process. It always takes the whole disk
    space as system partition, even when we create several partitions with other
    tools in advance.

    Can anybody tell us why ?
     
    Dietmar Homner, Jan 9, 2005
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  2. Pause after the installation if w2k3 server (disk 1), at the point where
    your are prompted to run the SBS setup. Set up your partitions, then proceed
    with the SBS setup, placing the data on wherever you see fit.
     
    Les Connor [SBS Community Member - SBS MVP], Jan 9, 2005
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  3. Though Les comment is normally correct I think he may have missed the bit
    about 'even when we create several partitions with other tools in advance.',
    this is not normal (Les missing it nor losing the existing partitions).

    The initial part of the SBS install is a standard windows install. If you
    start the process with no partitions defined you should, very early in the
    process, be prompted to create an OS partition. If you start with a blank
    disk does this occur?

    Is this system using some form of 'smart start' CD supplied by the
    manufacturer? (HP, Dell, IBM, Compaq all normally supply a 'helper' CD)

    I'm interested in what tool you used to pre-create the partitions when you
    tried this. Maybe the tool is creating partitions which are not being
    correctly recognised.

    Is RAID involved?

     
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Jan 9, 2005
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  4. I did miss that, thanks SG.

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    Les Connor [SBS Community Member - SBS MVP], Jan 9, 2005
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