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installing windows to iscsi
2013-06-01, 18:57
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Hi, sorry for my English.

I am trying to install windows (7 or 8) to an iscsi target, i can see the disk on the installer. Even i installed successfully Windows XP on another iscsi target (folowing this: ).

Windows PE recognizes the disc, i can do partitions, but really slow, when i get in the step of "copying windows files" after a while just fails with

"Windows could not format a partition on disk 1. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. Error Code 0x80070057"

I get the exact same message on windows 7 or windows 8.

my ipxe configuration is:

chain tftp://

the last line is for chainloading a ERPXE menu and then windows PE 3.0 or 4.0.
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2013-06-05, 09:54
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RE: installing windows to iscsi
It _could_ be that your pxelinux.0/ERPXE setup does something strange. I would advise trying to replace that last line (chain) with the method specified in to get the installer started.

The slowness you're encountering might be related to a default gateway that is very slow. Setting set netX/gateway before your sanhook might help with that issue.
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