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Installing WHS 2011 on a 120GB SSD

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I am looking to install WHS 2011 on my 120GB SSD, but WHS has a 160GB minimum hardware requirement. I have been reading this guide to install it on a smaller disk, but I have not been successful:

http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/09/20/installing-whs-2011-or-sbs-2011-essentials-on-ssd-or-sata-hard-drives-smaller-than-160gb/

It doesn't seem to matter what I do, WHS will not read the cfg.ini file on my boot drive. I have verified the file is called cfg.ini and not cfg.ini.txt, I've tried formatting the USB stick both NTFS and FAT32, I have verified the USB drive is recognized once booted to the WHS CD, none of it matters. I am hoping someone else has tried this and can assist. I am not sure what else to do.
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I had the same issue.
I installed it on a larger drive then just cloned it onto the smaller drive.
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