hello Andy, interesting, i wouldn't have thought about this. thank you for this tip, let me try it out.
also currently i am giving it a try with partimage as opposed to partimage-ng and see how it goes. regards, prem. > I think it may be easiest to recreate your Windows base image using > non-UEFI partitions. Although I didn't seem to have trouble loading > the image, I did have difficulties getting xCAT to boot to the Windows > partition after it was loaded. The problem I encountered was that the > Windows installer changed the boot order for the blade in the BIOS. > It replaced "Local Disk" with something like "Windows Boot Partition". > The image would not boot when it was loaded on other blades which > still had "Local Disk" in the boot order. > > I disabled the UEFI extension in the BIOS, set the boot order back to > Local Disk, and reinstalled Windows 7. This caused the Windows > installer to create normal partitions and it didn't mess with the BIOS > settings. This captured image then worked on other blades. > > Hope this helps, > Andy>