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Little Marine

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    Not enough space for temporary file
    « on: January 10, 2012, 01:59:33 PM »
    I have a Fujistu laptop with Windows 7 home premium with an i3 processor. This my personal laptop which I want to install Windows Server 2008 as a dual boot system for my server class at college. When I try to install Server 2008 I get the message(Not enough space for temporary files). I have a 500 gigabyte hard drive. It has 5 different sections. C 150 GB free, D 214 GB free and F 9.75 GB free. One of the other sections is the recovery partition. The last one has only 250 MB capacity with 214 MB free. I didn't create this section. I read on the internet the installation disk for Server 2008 was looking at this section. C drive is where my OS is. Does anyone have a solution?

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    Re: Not enough space for temporary file
    « Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 02:21:38 PM »
    Empty the D: partition...and try again...
    When you run setup point it to D:
    Warning:...mess up this step and you may bugger your Win7 install
       
     
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      Re: Not enough space for temporary file
      « Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 03:01:36 PM »
      I don't get to the point where it asks me where I want the software.

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      Re: Not enough space for temporary file
      « Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 03:48:49 PM »
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-boot-partition
      Windows 7 allows a maximum of 4 primary partitions.

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        Re: Not enough space for temporary file
        « Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 04:47:09 PM »
        I solved the problem of (Not enough space for temporary files). It only sees the 250 mega byte section when I open the contents of the cd. I run the setup.exe file. If I turn the computer off and restart I don't get the error message. Per Patio's instructions I emptied the D section and reformatted. When the install ask me where I want to put it the D section doesn't show up on the list. My C drive and the 250 mega byte are on the list. As per Commandos instructions since there was already 2 sections not used I didn't think I needed to create a new one. Of course being a novice I may be wrong. Any suggestions on how I can get the other sections to show up on the list?

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        Re: Not enough space for temporary file
        « Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 04:51:05 PM »
        Right clik D: in Disk Management and set it as active...
           
         
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          Re: Not enough space for temporary file
          « Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 06:03:39 PM »
          It does not give me the option of making it active. I noticed my whole drive is a dynamic volume. Would that make a difference.

          I copied this from a MS article.
          The dynamic disk MBR layout looks very similar to the basic disk MBR layout, except that only one primary partition is allowed (referred to as the LDM partition), no extended partitioning is allowed, and there is a hidden partition at the end of the disk for the LDM database. For more information on the LDM, see the Dynamic Disks section

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          Re: Not enough space for temporary file
          « Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 06:15:45 PM »
          I think that's the problem.  Not sure if it can be converted to Basic volume from Win7 or need to use 3rd party such as Easeus.
          http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
          Yes, it will do it:  http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic-disk.htm

          Read more here, it's not free:
          http://www.dynamic-disk.com/windows-7-convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic.html

          How did this laptop get dynamic volumes?

          See this thread & post #7 in particular which indicates that install should be no problem on basic volumes:
          http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/207416-dual-booting-windows-7-home-basic-x64-server-2008-r2-without-vhd.html

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            Re: Not enough space for temporary file
            « Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 06:21:00 PM »
            I bought it at a pawn shop just like it is.

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            Re: Not enough space for temporary file
            « Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 06:24:36 PM »
            No wonder you are having so much trouble.

            This will work for free:  http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic-disk.htm

            Read it all very carefully or you will have an inoperable laptop.

            I would image the whole thing first, in case this fails,  If successful, image the "new" drive.  Hope you have a large USB drive for the images.  Use Macrium Reflect (free).  http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx


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              Re: Not enough space for temporary file
              « Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 03:04:49 AM »
              Thanks for every ones help. Changing to Basic disk should fix my problem.

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