Installation onto logical partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by John Kloosterman, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Vista RC1 will not install onto a logical partition. I have made sure:
    1. The partition is marked active.
    2. The partition is large enough.
    3. The partition is made and formatted with the installer.
    Installation chokes with a "Windows is unable to find a system volume that
    meets its criteria for installation" error.

    Can installation of Vista be performed onto a logical partition? (if not,
    this NEEDS to be fixed.)
    John Kloosterman, Sep 8, 2006
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  2. John Kloosterman

    Tony Hoyle Guest

    You can't install on a logical partition because you need to boot off
    it. XP had this issue also IIRC. You can create up to 3 physical
    partitions (+ the extra physical for the logical partitons) so just boot
    off one off those.

    Tony Hoyle, Sep 8, 2006
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  3. John Kloosterman

    Peter M Guest

    Of course you can.. all my vista betas have been installed on logical
    partitions. I've even run xp on a logical. Windows doesn't care what
    partition it's on as long as there is one active primary partition c:\,
    it'll just place the bootloader on the primary active partition.

    John, don't make the logical partition active. You already have a primary
    active partition which would be C:. Vista will just put it's bootmanager on
    Peter M, Sep 9, 2006
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    mayor Guest

    Yep, RC-1 works fine here installed on a logical partition.
    mayor, Sep 9, 2006
  5. Vista RC1 will not install onto a logical partition. I have made sure:
    I do have more then one OS, including Vista installed on a logicol partition
    there are no problems I know off.

    ko van Zeelan
    ko van Zeeland, Sep 12, 2006
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    dhble Guest

    Do I need to
    1. Make both the primary parttion active.
    2. Will xp and vista boot fine
    a) If botht the parttion active.
    b) If Only 1 partition is active and XP is installed there.

    dhble, Oct 1, 2006
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