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    Exclamation Net Restore Madness, Please Help, URGENT!!

    hi

    We are trying to deploy mac os and winxp on 16 macbooks.

    I have created both images with netrestore help and named them as "macos" and "winxp".

    Did the netinstall set and saved it on the server. Also did the configuration and also installed ntfsprogs on the netinstall set.

    The mac image installs fine but the ntfs image failes to install no matter what i do or try. It failes with an error about the ntfs geometry of the partition.

    On the netinstall configuration I have set the windows partition to a bit a little bit larger. I was reading somewhere that you need to set it to be larger than usual otherwise it will fail.

    Any fast reply would be really appreciated as we need to finish this today by 15:00pm(schools closes after today)...

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    It turns out that the master laptop had 160GB hard drive and all the others had 74GB drives. The XP partition is even bigger than the whole hard drive of the other laptops and thats why it will fail for net restore.

    anybody knows a way to resize the bootcamp ntfs partition?

    can you do it after you have taken the windows image with some software like winclone? or is it better to do it on the master parition with some other software???

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    You could resize the partition on your master PC using GParted -- LiveCD and then take another image of it to be deployed. Assuming of course that intel macs are capable of booting open source CDs like a PC now.

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