SP2 or what? biosinfo.inf
Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:40 AM
What could be going wrong? Is biosinfo.inf supposed to be in $WIN_NT$.~BT, or is it (wherever this reference is coming from) supposed to be pointing to where the file is actually ending up: \$WIN_NT$.~LS\I386\ ?
I'm going to try attaching my log file. (lots of copy errors in there)
BTW, I'm using a Lenovo 3000 C100. My CD Rom drive is dead, so I have to do this.
One partition, formatted NTFS (do I need to format this clean again?)
USB likes to take C drive
(could not attach: Upload failed. You are not permitted to upload this type of file) will post...
Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:41 AM
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:33 PM
is not going well. I think biosinfo.inf is supposed to be copied to $WIN_NT$.~BT
Where is your XPSOURCE Located ?
Can you change the location such that the XPSOURCE is a Folder containing I386 folder ?
Can you check if something is wrong in your DOSNET.INF file.
May be you can try to use an XP-SP2 Clean Source to see if that can solve your problem.
nLite can be used to Integrate Windows UpdatePacks in the XP-Source.
May be you can give your DOSNET.INF as Attachment (zip the file first).
For Attachments you can change the .log extension of the file in .txt
This post has been edited by wimb: 19 February 2008 - 01:39 PM
Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:41 PM
The page that led me (back) to msfn.org when looking for a solution for USB XP install had an interesting comment about a change made to a line of code that fixed their own particular problem with the biosinfo.inf message. This is apparently a page regarding an older version of this script package.
I searched the USB_MultiBoot3 folder for the text SET __xpdir.!dtel!=%%H and found:
1 instance in BT_folder2.cmd
1 instance in CMDCONS_Folder.cmd
1 instance in USB_MultiBoot3.cmd
I don't know which of these scripts/sections actually run during my setup, but the snippet is the same in each:
SET cpyflag=0 SET /A dtel=0 FOR /F "tokens=1,2* delims== " %%G IN (%xpsource%\I386\DOSNET.INF) DO ( SET FTAG=%%G IF "!FTAG!"=="[Directories]" ( SET cpyflag=1 ) ELSE ( SET FTAG=!FTAG:~0,1! IF "!FTAG!"=="[" SET cpyflag=0 IF "!cpyflag!"=="1" ( SET /A dtel=!dtel! + 1 SET __xpdir.!dtel!=%%H ) ) )
Now I'm looking at my DOSNET.INF and I'm seeing this:
[Directories] d5=\ d1 = \I386 d2 = \cmpnents\tabletpc\I386 d3 = \cmpnents\mediactr\I386 d4 = \cmpnents\netfx\I386
I'm not a major pro with batch scripting, but if the delims are '=' and ' ' (right?), then wouldn't that first line give something different? I don't know... it just sticks out for being different. I think I did try changing that line when I was working with the old version before I found this board... obviously I abandoned that whole branch.
I'll attach the whole DOSNET.INF anyway.
My XPSOURCE is in the physical CD-ROM (L:) VX2PVOL_EN
I don't quite get what you're saying here... the root folder on L:\ contains I386... or do you want me to point to I386 directly?
My USB_MultiBoot3 folder is on root of C:\ to avoid any "spacing problems" (if any)
I can try the clean source idea, but it will have to be like... 2 weeks from now when I'll get a weekend to myself at home.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:27 AM
The problem is that the line with d5 is occurring before the line with d1.
This causes the number identification of Directories going wrong.
This type of DOSNET.INF file was not foreseen.
I will change the script and remove the error.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:22 AM
The in some cases possible DOSNET.INF Parsing Error so that biosinfo.inf file was Not Found etc.
has been corrected.
At the same time some more small improvements were made.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:26 AM
I understand you are newish here , and I also understand that what is usually defined as "common sense" is often unexpectedly UNcommon, but come on, the board is to post shortish messages and code snippets, NOT several hundreds of lines of text.
Please use the attachment feature, attaching a FILE, whenever you have LOOONG things to post...
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