I am trying to set up an option to configure machines to Dual boot XPSP2
and SUSE 9.3 Pro. I am NOT trying to image the Suse stuff but things
would be speeded up if I could image the Windows Partition.

I am using syspep to image. The initial image is from a 9 gig partition
that I am expanding by 10000 K with the ExtendOemPartiton setting. Works
fine and i get about 1/2 of a 40 gig drive to use for Linux.

However Suse cannot "access" the windows partition. I have beaten my head
of this thing for a week from the linux side of things and found that
nothing I can do will allow access to the imaged windows partition.
During installation of Linux the partition is "found" and an entry is set
up in /etc/fstab to mount it, but nothing is set up in thew GRUB menues.
I have to add the partition by hand. When I try to mount the windows
partition I get errors in the system log to the effect that it is not an
NTFS partition and that the superblock is corrupt. About every third
attemp at mounting the windows partition i have to boot the the XP CD
recovery console and fixboot.

I finally installed XPsp2 from the slipstreamed CD and now the system
works perfectly. Is there anything like modifying settings for the NTFS
format function of the imaging system that could be modified to better
suit and NTFS 3.1 partition? Any other ideas as to what miight be going