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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI


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#151
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Hi Ilko

BTW it should be "\DosDevices\U:, did you post the orphan file?


Yes that is the orphan file that is generated in C:\ I ran it again to confirm. I think when this happens, there is no migrate.inf on my USB. When I install using this USB I noticed the USB was getting drive letter E: (first available after C: and D: (2 hard drives)). I thought it should be U: but I didn't care as it seemed to work anyway (except for disappering files).

Now when I run WinSetupFromUSB from default C:\ the USB gets migrate.inf (with "\DosDevices\U:") in ~BT folder. In text mode the USB gets correct drive letter U: and everything appears to work as it should.

It's good to know this should be relatively easy to fix. Looking forward to v 0.2. :)

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Frist at all, THX!!!!!!! is program is great.

But... i got a problem, (hd 0,0) /$win_nt$.~bt/setupldr.bin error 15: file not found

This message from after the choose the frist instalation option.

I see where is the problem, i got a unattended win xp instalation, with a $OEM$ folder and compressed drivers instalation in this folder, when the WinSetup program copy the files to usb in the folder $WIN_NT$.~BT is only 3 files: migrate.inf - rdummy.sy_ - WINNT.SIF and a subfolder system32 whitout no files in there, just the folder.

I solved the problem do it this, take a clear windows install version, in the Winsetup choose Fixed and Copy setup boot files only and then copy the $WIN_NT$.~BT to the installation with problem. Then boot right this way.

I see the problem, with a clear windows version, in the Winsetup choose Fixed and Copy setup boot files only the program copy 131 files, almost everything in the $WIN_NT$.~BT. In the unattended windows version, the WinSetup copy just 13 files, and the $WIN_NT$.~BT there is just 3 files (migrate.inf - rdummy.sy_ - WINNT.SIF) and 1 folder (system32 and this folder is empty)

Sorry for my english, i hope you understand me. :thumbup :blushing:

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Hey there,

I decided to scrap the idea of installing XP on my external Sata HD. So instead of dual-booting I am installing XP on my internal HD only and removing my Vista installation.

I go to the first part and it shows me the partitions of my internal HD. Since it is a Dell I got 4 partitions shown(instead of the the 3 i had been using C,D,E). I think this is some reserved partition of only 55mb size. So XP installation assigns this C and my actual C drive where i want to install is given D. So I install on D and first part completes.

Now when i select the second part i am getting missing hal.dll error. I can find $winnt$.inf and hal.dll from Grubdos on (hd1,1) but the second part keeps giving the error.

Is this a problem because in WinSetupUSB i gave the bootini settings disk:0,partition:1 since i thought that would be my C drive. but in first part of XP setup there was that extra partition which was assigned C.

This is my boot.ini on my USB. From the FAQ it says to amend it but i dont know how as grub says hal.dll is in (hd1,1).

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 0 part 1" /FASTDETECT


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....

Thanks for reporting :)
Please let me have a look at the log files, the latest one is in WinSetupFromUSB\WinSetupFromUSB.log and the older ones are archived in WinSetupFromUSB\backup\$date$-$time$-log.cab
I would need all these log files. Please put them in a zip file and either upload it on a file sharing server such as http://www.mediafire.com/ , or attach it to your next post if size is small enough.
Please add DOSNET.INF from your unattended windows\I386 folder too, the problem is most likely in parsing it.


...
This is my boot.ini on my USB. From the FAQ it says to amend it but i dont know how as grub says hal.dll is in (hd1,1).

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 0 part 1" /FASTDETECT

You should be using partition 2 in your case, no matter that the first partition is hidden, it's still partition 1 and windows goes on partition 2.
Forget about C,D etc., those are not number of partitions and are used rather for user's convenience, than describing exactly your partitioning.

Simply change partition(1) to partition(2) in both lines and "hd 0 part 1" to "hd 0 part 2".
BTW for grub4dos numbering partition numbers start from 0, so (hd1,1) means second hard disk (USB is first), second partition.
In Windows disk numbering starts from 0 too, but partition numbers from 1. harddisk1\partition2 means second hard disk, second partition. ARC path for that would be rdisk(1)partition(2).
If you hold the mouse over partition or disk boxes in the GUI part of this information is displayed.

Edited by ilko_t, 29 October 2008 - 12:23 AM.

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Ya thanks. I got it working. So I am using XP now.

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....

Thanks for reporting :)
Please let me have a look at the log files, the latest one is in WinSetupFromUSB\WinSetupFromUSB.log and the older ones are archived in WinSetupFromUSB\backup\$date$-$time$-log.cab
I would need all these log files. Please put them in a zip file and either upload it on a file sharing server such as http://www.mediafire.com/ , or attach it to your next post if size is small enough.
Please add DOSNET.INF from your unattended windows\I386 folder too, the problem is most likely in parsing it.


There is the file with the log's

Winsetup Log's

Winsetup log's Backup server


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If you need something else, let me know

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[b]There is the file with the log's...

Thanks :)

It was another unforeseen contents of dosnet.inf, changed the procedure which is parsing it and now should be less sensitive to funny contents of directories section.
Please try this version, just download the file and place it in WinSetupFromUSB directory, use it to launch the program:
http://www.mediafire...php?hdmtejok5yt

Please let me know if everything works fine. Will include the update in 0.2.

BTW what version of nLite the source was prepared with?

Edited by ilko_t, 29 October 2008 - 03:32 PM.

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The version of nlite is 1.4.9.1

And i test the program............you are THE BEST, problem solved, boot fine, works fine.

Now the challenge is.... install xp, from the usb stick to usb stick, i read this thing can do, but the method is so problematic and just i quit that, but i see you can do a program for that if you want do it, obviously.

And i think the program need a traslation, i you wanna i help you to translate to spanish.

Well one more time, THX!!!!! you are great!! :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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Now the challenge is.... install xp, from the usb stick to usb stick, i read this thing can do, but the method is so problematic and just i quit that, but i see you can do a program for that if you want do it, obviously.

Well, NO.

The challenge has already been solved for Installing XP ON USB stick FROM another media.

It could work from USB stick to USB stick? :unsure:

Why don't you simply try?

There are two distinct semi/fully :unsure: automated methods, linked here:
http://www.boot-land...?...c=6110&st=5

Since you can translate to Spanish, most probably you can understand a bit of Italian, these pages might be of interest to you:
http://www.etechs.it...u-disco-usbphp/
http://www.etechs.it...no-reloadedphp/
http://www.etechs.it...a-usb-di-nuovo/

jaclaz

P.S.:Please note that I learned just yesterday about the existance of the XP3SD program, so it is currently UNTESTED by me.

Edited by jaclaz, 30 October 2008 - 04:42 AM.


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Hi Ilko, all,

08-08-2008 was giving problems on other systems...
Please report to grub4dos developers, including what versions you used, your motherboard model and description of the error:
http://www.boot-land...hp?showforum=66

Well, just to report that I did finally post there: Grub4DOS problems with P4P800 (Error 17), as I'd like to now boot an ISO from the USB key, which (only?) Grub4DOS seems to be able to do - however, mapping to (hd32) doesn't result with anything on the old Grub4DOS that I'm trying to use.. Other than that, so far I haven't experienced other problems with the older Grub4DOS (or WinSetupFromUSB in general)...

Thanks again for the great work !! :thumbup

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Hi! its me again :blushing:

Well i got a little problem, i found a iso image with a multiboot system for a different windows version, like 98, ME, 2000, and Xp. Then i think maybe can integrate this iso multisystem, but i can't, the thing is the format of file boot it's not recognized by the program.

So, the question is, can be done with a new version of winsetup?

This is the tree directory of multisystem iso.

ISO IMAGE
-------------2PS4 (this is the files for the boot of win2000 Sp4)

-------------CDSH (this is the folder with the boot files of the iso multisystem)
---------------------CDSHELL.INI (this is the file for the boot of iso)

-------------PVS3(this is the folder for the boot of winxp sp3)

-------------SOURCES(this is the folder with the other win version like 95, 98, Me)

-------------TOOLS (this folder contains files with information like serial number)


I upload a file with the important folders, please checked and let me know if is possible, thanks!! :thumbup

Edited by jaclaz, 08 November 2008 - 05:40 AM.


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You should remove your links, please read board rules.

As for what you want to accomplish- the program already can put up to 10 different Windows 2000/2003/XP sources on the USB disk.
But you do need to run the program 10 times- giving path to each source you have.

If you want to stay on the safe side- use unmodified sources, or at least not like those, which were modified to fit all in a multi-boot DVD.

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Links removed.

@yocarim

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Whenever I start the program i get AutoIt error Line -1: Error: Variable must be of type "Object" it used to work then i redid my system(HDD died), and after the reinstall of xp sp3 i get this error. The log from winsetupusb is blank....

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Check if Windows Management Instrumentation service is running. Enable it if it's disabled.
The programs makes a few WMI queries to obtain USB information.

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wmi service is running, just checked....

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Try if you can run this VBS script. It makes a list of your services and their status. Since it's using WMI as well, it may not start.
If it does start, please attach here C:\ServiceList\OnlyOnRequest\services.txt

If it does not start, hmm, maybe a screenshot of your services?

The only way I can reproduce this error on my side is to stop WMI service, however, there might be other dependent services or unregistered dll files- you may try dial-a-fix and re-register everything, it does not harm, although I'd prefer to find out why exactly WMI fails.

Edited by ilko_t, 08 November 2008 - 09:45 PM.

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the script wont run, tried dial-a-fix and reregistered, still no go...guess i removed something in nlite thats needed....wmi is started and running....i cant start the wmi performance adapter service though

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...guess i removed something in nlite thats needed....wmi is started and running....i cant start the wmi performance adapter service though

Yep.
Can you post your nLite settings, lastsession.ini?

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here it is....and i thought i had it well tested in a VM....

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Cannot spot anything. I wish I could help you...

edit: have look in event viewer if the are any errors, which might give a clue, if it's working.

Edited by ilko_t, 09 November 2008 - 12:02 AM.

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thanks for the help....i guess i'll just have to remake my install and not take out so much in nlite :)

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Hello,

I am n00b please forgive if stupid question... I did try searching here for answer but did not come up with anything. Please point me if I missed, thank you!

I am preparing a USB stick with WinSetupFromUSB with GUI 0.1.1, to install XP Home on an ASUS Eee PC 1000 which was pre-supplied with Linux. I have removed Linux and deleted all partitions on the SSD so it is ready now to accept XP Home.

I have followed all instructions in WinSetupFromUSB Readme.txt file (I believe) correctly, and have reached the finish without error message.

But now there is a pop-up box at the end which is confusing. (paraphrase) The pop-up box requests to leave the USB stick plugged in and to restart three times? I am not sure what that means. If I follow those instructions will it not try to install XP Home on my SOURCE (preparation) PC?

Does this message really mean to now unplug the USB stick from SOURCE PC, and to plug it in to the TARGET PC. Then boot to begin the install of XP from USB stick, and to follow the three restarts without unplugging it from the TARGET PC?

Again sorry if this is really stupid question but this prompt at the end of the preparation step has confused me.

Thank you very much for your patience and regards,

--appyface

Edited by appyface, 09 November 2008 - 09:52 AM.


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...Does this message really mean to now unplug the USB stick from SOURCE PC, and to plug it in to the TARGET PC. Then boot to begin the install of XP from USB stick, and to follow the three restarts without unplugging it from the TARGET PC?...

Correct :)
It means when you connect USB disk to the target computer, you have to start from USB 3 times, apparently keeping the USB disk plugged in:
1. Text mode part of Setup
2. GUI mode part
3. First start of Windows

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thanks for the help....i guess i'll just have to remake my install and not take out so much in nlite :)

A few things which may help:

http://www.tek-tips....d...6715&page=2
http://www.nliteos.com/faq.html#Q26

Possible cause of the problem:
http://www.msfn.org/...-S-t119487.html

Please let me know if there is a result.

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