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b1nb4sh

Windows 7 Unattended DiskConfiguration

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Hello,

I could cry :/ I tried to unattended my windows setup but at the part where it should partition my harddisk it shows me the harddisk with unallocated space.

My unattened setup should create 3 partitions (1. System Reserved, 2. System (Win+Programs), 3. Data).

Can any1 help me find my mistake.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<UserData>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
</UserData>
<DiskConfiguration>
<Disk wcm:action="add">
<CreatePartitions>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Size>200</Size>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Size>20480</Size>
<Order>2</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Extend>true</Extend>
<Order>3</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
<ModifyPartitions>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Active>true</Active>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>System Reserved</Label>
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
<Extend>false</Extend>
</ModifyPartition>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Active>false</Active>
<Extend>false</Extend>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>System</Label>
<Letter>C</Letter>
<Order>2</Order>
<PartitionID>2</PartitionID>
</ModifyPartition>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Active>false</Active>
<Extend>false</Extend>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>Daten</Label>
<Letter>D</Letter>
<Order>3</Order>
<PartitionID>3</PartitionID>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
</Disk>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</DiskConfiguration>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SetupUILanguage>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLocale>de-DE</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
<UILanguageFallback>en-US</UILanguageFallback>
<UserLocale>de-DE</UserLocale>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<ProductKey>key</ProductKey>
<ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
<RegisteredOrganization>.</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>.</RegisteredOwner>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>
<RegisteredOrganization>.</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>.</RegisteredOwner>
<TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users\</ProfilesDirectory>
</FolderLocations>
</component>
</unattend>

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How much space? Can you show a result?

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What do you mean? Space of the Partitions?

Refer to the autounattend.xml my partitions are

1. System Reserved 200MB

2. System 20GB

3. extend

The harddisk is a vdi file with 40 GB size.

best regards

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Yes, I can read it in the unattend what you want to do, but you are saying you are not getting the correct results, but do not tell us what results you are getting.

Can you post specifics on what results you do get? You can either put in a picture of how it appears in Disk Management, or run Detail Disk/Part/Vol with Diskpart to get some numbers.

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It's easy after some time it shows the Partition Window with Disk 0 unallocated Space and that's all nothing more.

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It's easy after some time it shows the Partition Window with Disk 0 unallocated Space and that's all nothing more.

It looks like the xml file is corrupt or something but the xml validation of the wsim shows me no problems.

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Well try it without any of the Extend objects you are using.

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Does the order of the lines matter?

This works like a charm for me:



<DiskConfiguration>
<Disk wcm:action="add">
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
<CreatePartitions>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
<Size>100</Size>
</CreatePartition>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
<Size>100000</Size>
</CreatePartition>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>3</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
<Extend>true</Extend>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
<ModifyPartitions>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
<Active>true</Active>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>Boot</Label>
</ModifyPartition>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<PartitionID>2</PartitionID>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Letter>C</Letter>
</ModifyPartition>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>3</Order>
<PartitionID>3</PartitionID>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Letter>D</Letter>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
</Disk>
</DiskConfiguration>


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Sorry for my delayed response I had some exams but now I'm finished.

I try the step with removing the extend options and replace it with a fixed size -> doesn't work.

@TheWalrus

I'll test your file to verify if the error comes from the orders of the lines.

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I use Virtualbox to test my windows 7 setup here a some information

vCPU:1

Ram: 1024 MB

HD: 40 GB

Sata0: Optical Drive

Sata1: Harddisk 0

The Harddisk on Sata1 is correctly recognized as Disk0.

VirtualBox 4.1.12 (newest)

Edited by b1nb4sh
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I found some solution. When the harddisk is unallocated (means no partions on it) the autopartition doesn't work but when I format the disk and restart the setup it works. The Disks are formatted and the setup runs through.

Maybe I should change this section to modify?

<Disk wcm:action="add">

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Ok, I change the add to modify and now it format my unallocated disk but it says the partition is not correctly formatted.

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I am a newbi to the idea of making custom/automated windows 7 installer - Can someone please guide me

my objectives are

complete automated installation

1. Auto accept - Install Now

2. Auto accept - EULA

3. Auto partition - 100MB - SYSTEM / 100GB - Windows/ and remainder into 3 partitions (this should be auto - should automatically device remainder of 250gb/500gb and so on)

4. Auto accept time zone

5. Choose security settings to Ask Me Later

Can some one please help

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Remember to change the size for the partition C:\ when you use with VirtualBox or on a real HDD!


<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="[url="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"]http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State[/url]" xmlns:xsi="[url="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"]http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance[/url]">
<Diagnostics>
<OptIn>false</OptIn>
</Diagnostics>
<DiskConfiguration>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
<Disk wcm:action="add">
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
<CreatePartitions>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
<Size>100</Size>
</CreatePartition>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<Size>10000</Size>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>3</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
<Extend>true</Extend>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
<ModifyPartitions>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
<Label>System</Label>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Active>true</Active>
</ModifyPartition>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<PartitionID>2</PartitionID>
<Letter>C</Letter>
<Label>SEVEN</Label>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
</ModifyPartition>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>3</Order>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<PartitionID>3</PartitionID>
<Label>DATA</Label>
<Letter>D</Letter>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
</Disk>
</DiskConfiguration>

Example here with: C:\ partition with 10GB. When you want use with a real HDD, adapt the size to suit your needs!

More help about Autounattend.xml file:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/139572-ask-your-seven-xml-here/

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