ilko_t

How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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Sorry, I did not understand what you exactly mean.

Is it automatic selection of the boot menu upon start?

Right now what it does:

-upon first start of Text mode part, the GUI part is made default

-on next relaunch, as the GUI mode is set default, it will be started

There is a timeout value in seconds in menu.lst and winsetup.lst, after those seconds the default entry is auto launched (now is GUI mode). You can see the timer on the bottom of the grub4dos screen. If you press any key this timer will stop and default entry will not be auto launched.

I thinks timeout value in both menu.lst and winsetup.lst was decreased to 10 in 0.1.1, but you could also play with it- just open up menu.lst and winsetup.lst in Notepad and change timeout value to what suits you.

The default entry stays GUI mode, so for the next full setup Text mode must be selected manually, GUI mode will remain default and auto selected if you don't press any key.

Did this answer your question?

Hey, thanks for the quick reply. Yup that fully answered my question. Sorry i didnt even notice the timer. Many thanks your app has helped me heaps

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Hi people,

i have just downloaded & try WinSetupFromUSB 0.1.1

i have try to install

XP, UBCD, UBCD4WIN

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UBCD seem to work, install of XP also

but UBCD4WIN dont work

here is my actual menu.lst

color black/cyan yellow/cyan
default /default
default 0
timeout 10

title Install Windows XP SP3
root (hd0,0)
configfile /winsetup.lst
savedefault

title Launch "The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows"
fallback 1
find --set-root /ntldr
chainloader /ntldr
savedefault --wait=2

title commandline
savedefault --wait=2
commandline

title reboot
savedefault --wait=2
reboot

title Memtest86
map --mem (hd0,0)//Images/memtest.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)



title Launch "Windows(tm) Recovery Console"
fallback 1
find --set-root /cmdcons/setupldr.bin
chainloader /cmdcons/setupldr.bin
#####################################################################
# write string "cmdcons" to memory 0000:7C03 in 2 steps:
#####################################################################
# step 1. Write 4 chars "cmdc" at 0000:7C03
write 0x7C03 0x63646D63
# step 2. Write 3 chars "ons" and an ending null at 0000:7C07
write 0x7C07 0x00736E6F
savedefault --wait=2


title Ultimate Boot CD
root (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)/syslin.dat

so how make UBCD4WIN work and add ubuntu on my key ? thx a lot people

Edited by James_patageul
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hi (again)

i have just add this code in (menu.lst)

title Acronis True Image
map --mem (hd0,0)/acronis.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

and add acronis.iso in root of my USB device and it's work pretty well, can we do that with all iso ?? or what is required to do that (because is very simple)

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@James_patageul

About UBCD4Win- you should have ubcd4win.lst in root of USB stick, menu.lst entry should be like:

title Start UBCD4Win
root (hd0,0)
configfile /ubcd4win.lst

About ISO files- some examples which do work:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5041

You may also look at the subforum, the question has been discussed many times with detailed answers:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=66

About Ubuntu:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...9&hl=ubuntu

For newer versions you have to check and amend kernel parameters if necessary, check isolinux.cgf or syslinux.cfg in Ubuntu ISO.

edit: I've noticed your partition with XP Setup is FAT32, have a look at this thread:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=125116

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WinFLPC is already supported, look at the first post in this thread.

As for NT- hmm, I doubt. It's very outdated, does it support USB at all?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q196661/

You may play setting it up when booted into PE, using winnt32.exe, just an idea.

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It's very outdated, does it support USB at all?
Yes, NT4 dosn't support USB.

Contrary there are third party drivers, e.g. Inside Out Networks USB drivers.

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=603313

Install NT4 from USB maybe possible.

But what's the benefit? Any volunteer arround?

You may play setting it up when booted into PE, using winnt32.exe, just an idea.
I second this approach too.
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How you define path to Windows install?

I try install Windows NT (copy in DOS mode distrib to SSD and run winnt /b. First step complite successful, but on second after mass storage setup, wroute "unable to locate the hard drive partition prepared by MS-DOS portion of Setup" post-224219-1230406914_thumb.jpg)

Now I try install patched by WinSetupFromUSB Windows 2003 Enterprise, and setup wroute same error.

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And I can't delete partition with Windows NT setup, created before installation from Windows 2003 setup.

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What is wrong?

I used ASUS EEE-PC 900.

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As for winnt.exe- you need to use /t:X or was it /t:X: where X: is the drive letter for the SSD disk/partition.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...t.mspx?mfr=true

I guess for NT 4 parameters are the same.

As for the error during 2003 setup- you will have to format the partitions in question using other program- gparted, format from DOS etc.

2003 setup detects the previously placed setup files, from winnt.exe, and refuses to format such partition, thinking its contents are critical for the setup.

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As for winnt.exe- you need to use /t:X or was it /t:X: where X: is the drive letter for the SSD disk/partition.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...t.mspx?mfr=true

I guess for NT 4 parameters are the same.

Yes, parameter are same, but when I load from USB flash my SSD have "D:" letter, when i load from SSD, SSD have "C:" letter. How you solve this problem in WinSetupFromUSB?

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Winnt.exe with the proper parameters will prepare the SSD with all needed setup files. After that USB sick is no longer required, so I wouldn't worry about the drive letters.

Not sure though if it would preserve them, the file used for the purpose is migrate.inf in ~BT folder. After winnt.exe is completed check if migrate.inf exists in the SSD\$win_nt$.~bt\ and delete it if does. Unplug the USB disk and start the laptop from the SSD to start Text mode setup.

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Hi,

First, thank you to all the people who contributed to this project, I was thinking about it long time ago and here it is!

sorry I was searching all over this thread but could not find an answer for this problem,

===

- USB letter is fixed to U: in case of removable USB disk and U: is searched first among the drive letters to avoid at least some of the silly windows errors with empty card readers.

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For some reason my USB stick sets itself as D: (which is normal according to MS KB since its active primary partition ) and shifting all other disk and I want to install set %programfiles% to second partiton on a hard drive, so I can't change letters later.

Is there a way to assign it to U: or any other letter?

Also I want to relocate Program files and it's in [unattended] section, what are the alternatives to change this?

Can this registry edit be done in GUI portion?

=================

Best regards,

Sergo.

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