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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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I've got a feature request.

Is it possible to implement a 'remove old version' while without touching the other systems?

For instance, ubcd update to 5.01 and I'd like to integrate this new version and don't want to do everythings again, format, import other systems, etc.

Hmm... after consider for awhile, I wonder whether we can remove the old version by simply remove the related folders/files and edit the menu file(remove the specific item) in root directory. If it's doable manually and simple, that'd be great.

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My name is Danfong Hsieh. I'm from Taiwan, Republic of China. Personally, I appreciate the WinSetupFromUSB v1.0beta6 software very much. However, your software is still not widely used in Taiwan. In order to make it more popular in Taiwan, I hope to modify the user interface of your software into Chinese Traditional version. May I ask for your authority to modify this software? And if it's OK, could you give me the corresponding language and resource files(WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta6 AutoIT Script file---WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta6.au3) to do it as well?

Best Regards,

Danfong Hsieh

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My name is Danfong Hsieh. I'm from Taiwan, Republic of China. Personally, I appreciate the WinSetupFromUSB v1.0beta6 software very much. However, your software is still not widely used in Taiwan. In order to make it more popular in Taiwan, I hope to modify the user interface of your software into Chinese Traditional version. May I ask for your authority to modify this software? And if it's OK, could you give me the corresponding language and resource files(WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta6 AutoIT Script file---WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta6.au3) to do it as well?

Best Regards,

Danfong Hsieh

IMHO, the UI is quite simple that even a person don't know English much but have knowledge of PC system installation can use it without problem. The user should know what is XP, Vista, Win7, ubuntu etc rather than english.I highly doubt the translation is need.

Here to state, I know Chinese.

A simple guide(in Chinese) to each options might be more useful and easier to spread this piece of great software.

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Hello Ilko,

Well its again about 0x0000007B in text mode! Hope someone could give me other ideas what else to try.

After reading almost everything in boot-land and other forums including this one

Here is what i've done till now:

-one usb stick with flipped bit, 2 partions(FAT32 and NTFS) - using Hitachi filter

- another usb stick 1 partion NTFS

I used nlite to slipstream sp3 on my oem XpEng. First I used the last beta on the 2nd partion(NTFS) and when it gave me the BSOD, I realized that is probably because of missing VIA RAID drivers.

As suggested in the FAQ I integrated Mass Storage driver pack and few other packs( so it was after Nlite) but ... again 0x0000007B.

Then i changed ntdetect.com with the one from ur post but ... again 0x0000007B.

I tried to put the installation on the 1st partion FAT32 ... same thing.

After that I used the usb on my laptop and again BSOD.

I figured it could be the stick somehow, so I used the other stick(16gb NTFS one partion only) but again 0x0000007B.

Because I copied the orginal XP CD obviously I though the setup files got messed up somehow with nlite, so I took another XP French version which gave me the same error(tested on laptop, no raid there).

Then I burned the nlited XpEng on a CD just to be sure that its not my setup files missing some raid drivers. It was OK ... installing without a problem.

After spending the whole day "mapping", "hooking" and "rehooking", basically playing with grub4dos, I'm totally stuck!!!

Usually I prefer digging myself the solution of a problem + im a bit lazy to write :blushing: but in that case I'm not sure what else I can do.

I'll attache the WinSetupFromUSB.log. Any help its really apreciated

Thank you!

WinSetupFromUSB.rar

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I made some progress ...

Well when i said that :

After that I used the usb on my laptop and again BSOD.

I used the usb with 2 partions and setup files on the 2nd partion, like this it didnt work.

BUT ... its working perfectly if the setup files are on the 1st partion :w00t:

It still doesnt work on PC though, 1st or 2nd partions no matter.

I dont think its a driver problem on the PC, because i can see plenty raid drivers loading during the setup + the burned CD was working fine.

My question is :

-did i misundurstood something and

SetupSourceDevice=\ArcName\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2) its not possible with XP and only with Vista ?

- any ideas how to make it work on the PC ?

map --status gives me INT13h hook is off, is that normal ?

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My bad ... apparently i didnt copy correctly the NTDETECT.COM.

I didnt double check because this was more relevant for ppl owning a Dell comp ... now its working and no more BSOD :D

but still refuse to install from the 2nd partion of the stick neither on PC or laptop.

Anyway its a great program, the best from my point of view i.e "strashna programka ... evala" :thumbup

Just to reports a few glitches/

- The disk on the PC is split on 3 : C,D and E. In text mode when it ask me where to install windows, the setup sees the partions as

C:,D: and F:

for the disk it says

MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on viamraid [MBR]

for the usb

MB Disk on disk [MBR]

usb became E: with only one partion, the 2nd partion is not visible(unpartioned space)

In gui mode it started to blink few times, then the setup freeze 3 times with a black screen and no errors, i had to manually restart it and it continued normally. I made the installation fully unatendet, so im not sure when exactly it start to blink ... ithink it was when it was on "installing devices".

I have a feeling that i write a diary or something :w00t: . Hope it helps troubleshooting stuff.

I'll continue testing why it does not see 2nd partion of the usb. Im thinking ta map to 2nd partion somehow

map (hd0,1)+1 (hd0,0) is that possible? .. i'll test tomorrowow

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Weifa,

you seem like unaware of some of the principles. :unsure:

You should take some time out and read a bit the historical thread, where issues like the use of a migrate.inf to assign a given letter to the USB and/or the use (or need to use not) a filter driver, either cfadisk.sys or dummydisk.sys, were discussed and tested.

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=61384

It is very possible that you are still having a migrate.inf problem, due to your particular configuration or hardware.

Search the subforum for these key-words:

  • migrate.inf
  • cfadisk.sys
  • dummydisk.sys

to get familiar with what has already been done and why.

If you know batch programming, check also the USB_multiboot.cmd:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=111406

I am sure that many of your questions/doubts can be answered/solved this way. :)

jaclaz

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Thank you jaclaz to point me in the right direction.

This way I could find how @cdob did integrate the Hitachi driver in order cfadisk.sys to be active during textmode setup.http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/126868-fixed-drive-usb-driver-integration/page__p__818467__fromsearch__1entry818467.

I'll make it this way when I make my usb with all the tools and prgrams i want. For now im testing different variants, so I tried to cheat and put the Hitachi driver into the Mass Storage driver pack using

http://driverpacks.net/docs/miscellaneous-guides/altering-driverpack-massstorage It slipstreamed OK and during setup I can clearly see my custom driver loading , but obviously its not enough .. again BSOD.

then i hide (hd0,0) and alter TXTSETUP.SIF to point multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1) but its not working that way either.

What it puzzles me is how come my usb which is recognized by BIOS as hdd and clearly windows sees the 2nd partion during txtmode and sudently later vanish. When i installed from 1st part i've seen that the stick is recognized as disk but 2nd partion is then unallocated space ??? why ?

And then @ilko said

They have to be in the first(no longer applies to 1.0 versions) any primary partition of the USB disk if hard disk type

How come i have the same behavior on both computers?

And when i hide the first partion and in the same time the 2nd is active/primary .. why its not working?

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I've got a feature request.

Is it possible to implement a 'remove old version' while without touching the other systems?

For instance, ubcd update to 5.01 and I'd like to integrate this new version and don't want to do everythings again, format, import other systems, etc.

Hmm... after consider for awhile, I wonder whether we can remove the old version by simply remove the related folders/files and edit the menu file(remove the specific item) in root directory. If it's doable manually and simple, that'd be great.

Thanks

If it was added as an ISO just delete the ISO file and the corresponding entries in menu.lst, that's all.

My name is Danfong Hsieh. I'm from Taiwan, Republic of China. Personally, I appreciate the WinSetupFromUSB v1.0beta6 software very much. However, your software is still not widely used in Taiwan. In order to make it more popular in Taiwan, I hope to modify the user interface of your software into Chinese Traditional version. May I ask for your authority to modify this software? And if it's OK, could you give me the corresponding language and resource files(WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta6 AutoIT Script file---WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta6.au3) to do it as well?

Best Regards,

Danfong Hsieh

IMHO, the UI is quite simple that even a person don't know English much but have knowledge of PC system installation can use it without problem. The user should know what is XP, Vista, Win7, ubuntu etc rather than english.I highly doubt the translation is need.

Here to state, I know Chinese.

A simple guide(in Chinese) to each options might be more useful and easier to spread this piece of great software.

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Thank you jaclaz to point me in the right direction.

This way I could find how @cdob did integrate the Hitachi driver in order cfadisk.sys to be active during textmode setup.http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/126868-fixed-drive-usb-driver-integration/page__p__818467__fromsearch__1entry818467.

I'll make it this way when I make my usb with all the tools and prgrams i want. For now im testing different variants, so I tried to cheat and put the Hitachi driver into the Mass Storage driver pack using

http://driverpacks.net/docs/miscellaneous-guides/altering-driverpack-massstorage It slipstreamed OK and during setup I can clearly see my custom driver loading , but obviously its not enough .. again BSOD.

then i hide (hd0,0) and alter TXTSETUP.SIF to point multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1) but its not working that way either.

What it puzzles me is how come my usb which is recognized by BIOS as hdd and clearly windows sees the 2nd partion during txtmode and sudently later vanish. When i installed from 1st part i've seen that the stick is recognized as disk but 2nd partion is then unallocated space ??? why ?

And then @ilko said

They have to be in the first(no longer applies to 1.0 versions) any primary partition of the USB disk if hard disk type

How come i have the same behavior on both computers?

And when i hide the first partion and in the same time the 2nd is active/primary .. why its not working?

Try adding dummydisk.sys driver as boot bus extender, search in the "historical" thread.

Why do you need 2 partitions on the USB stick?

Drive letters mess most likely is because you had filter driver (removable-->fixed) running while preparing the stick. You'd need similar driver running to get proper drive letters. Or simply use single partition and no filter drivers.

Now I am confused how far did you get, try using tested methods ( single partition and no filter drivers) and start experimenting once you get it working.

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ilko_t, how about if the ubcd was added via extracted iso?

Do the method I mentioned above work?

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In this case delete UBCD folders (check in ISO or winsetupfromusb.log their names), syslinux.dat in root and the entries in menu.lst.

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@Ilko

Now I am confused how far did you get, try using tested methods ( single partition and no filter drivers) and start experimenting once you get it working

I've already installed on 1st partion with and whithout filter driver ... no problems at all!!

Why do you need 2 partitions on the USB stick?

Well i planning to put a Vista installation and it has to be on a different partion, doesnt it ?

I read a lot about this problem, apparently the usb bus get reseted during setup with XP. Is it the same with Vista ?

Didnt try yet dummydisk.sys. I continue playing with this today if i have time.

Thanks for replying

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Well i planning to put a Vista installation and it has to be on a different partion, doesnt it ?
Nope, it does not.

It has to be only if you need another Vista/7.

There are workarounds for multiple Vista/7 in the same partition, do a little search in this subforum, it's been discussed many times.

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First I want to say awesome tool, but for some reason the application does not recognize my sandisk 8gb cruzer any longer. I create a new ntfs partition and format, but it still doesn't recognize the drive. Any suggestion to get the drive detected would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim

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