Problem Installing Vista 5365 and 5381

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by KS, May 13, 2006.

  1. KS

    KS Guest

    Hi,

    Currently, I am having some issue installing Vista 5365 and 5381 into my
    system. My system is configured such that c:\ has no OS installed and is 2
    GB, D:\ has XP installed and is 6GB, E: is for Vista and is 10GB.

    I trigger the installation from winthin XP and choose the custom install
    option. When I try to install Vista into E:\, everything proceed normally
    till the "Copying
    Windows Files" stage, where the system prompt that

    "Setup was unable to locate a locally attached hard drive suitable for
    holding temporary Setup files."

    Can anyone tell me what might be causing this issue and how to resolve it? I
    have no issue installing Vista 5308, 5344. Only 5365 onwards do the issue
    surface. From some other post, someone suggested that Vista 5381 needs a
    minimum of 15GB. Is this true?

    Thanks for any help.

    KS
     
    KS, May 13, 2006
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  2. Correct, you need a minimum of 14.5 GBs for Vista to install and store
    temporary files. I was in a similar situation and had to merge to existing
    10 GB partitions. I believe the reason is it copies and expands temporary
    files on the partition, so it needs a lot of space to do that since its
    basically copying a preconfigured image of the OS to disk.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 13, 2006
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  3. KS

    KS Guest

    Hi Andre,

    Thanks for the advise. I've managed to install Vista 5381 successfully after
    changing the partition size to 15GB. Maybe the Vista installer can be more
    explicit about the requirements. :)

    KS
     
    KS, May 15, 2006
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, KS.

    Previous builds installed into 15 GB volumes for me. That is, I thought
    they were 15 GB. I had told WinXP's Disk Management to make them 15000 MB.
    Build 5381 x86 installed without complaint. But the x64 version of 5381
    balked. When I stared at the screen long enough, I realized that it said it
    needed 14.9 GB and my "15 GB" volume had only about 14.7 GB. Luckily, I had
    plenty of unformatted space on that HD, so I used Shift+F10 to open a "DOS"
    window and created a new 20 GB (20000 MB) volume. X64 happily installed
    there.

    In early builds, there was no number shown by Setup. Just "not enough
    space", with no hint of how much space might be needed. We complained to MS
    and this build is the first one where I've noticed that it actually
    specifies how large the volume needs to be.

    Note that there is also a requirement for space on the System Partition,
    even if you are installing Vista onto a different volume. I don't recall
    the number, but it is upwards of 1 GB - maybe 800 MB.

    RC
     
    R. C. White, May 19, 2006
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