jezza333, on Feb 22 2009, 04:22 PM, said:
Maybe you could use the menu from VistaPE over that of the current XP installer. It's much smoother graphically [uses the face background], and all that has to be done [as jaclaz also mentioned] is appending entries to the list.
EDIT: Any plans to add support for multiple 'distros' under the one category [ie VistaPE + Vista installation DVD on the one medium]?. I have done it manually by creating partitions and just changing GRUB's menu file, but it would be that little bit nicer if it was integrated. In any case, it's no problem. A little legwork never hurts
That would require a lot of changes, so no such plans any soon.
Xeijin, on Feb 22 2009, 04:38 PM, said:
ilko_t, on Feb 22 2009, 10:06 PM, said:
Compare USB_stick\~LS\I386\setup.ex_ with \WinSetup\files\winsetup\setup.ex_, are they the same? If not- copy the latter to the USB stick.
The program checks presence of BTS OEM folder and does not copy the modified setup.exe (which launches presetup.cmd) in such case, assuming it had been already replaced by BTS integrator. Maybe you still have the original setup.exe, curious why it was not the fake one, if that's the case.
WinSetupFromUSB log files may help revealing what has happened. Check the first post in this thread for the latest and the backed up logs location.
Well the file in the WinSetupFromUSB directory was indeed different to the one on the USB, however overwriting it does not seem to have made a difference.
I have also just realised that this might perhaps be related but, when the GUI portion of the setup begins, where the Driverpacks extraction would normally take place (i.e. the light blue screen where you can see only the cursor) shows for a few seconds, before launching straight into the "billboard" setup screens
However, I also get a Command Prompt appear showing:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
<C> Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
I tried typing "presetup.cmd" at this prompt at which point I get a scrolling list of commands, implying that it is running the presetup.cmd, but it doesnt seem to do anything else (I.e. I do not see the unzipping of .7z files as I normally would) not that this is all taking place while normal installation is continuing in the background...
(Note that this was happening before as well as after I copied an setup.ex_ files as you suggested, I didn't realise until now that the two may perhaps have been connected
On the case of the log file, there seems to be rather alot inside of it, is there a specific phrase i can search for? Or should I upload the log and link to it?
This is weird behavior I've never seen. As you can see the section in presetup.cmd added is at the bottom and should not affect the entries above it. No idea why the modified setup.exe does not launch presetup.cmd automatically either
Does SetupORG.exe exist in the XP source? Maybe BTS guys made some changes to their integrator...
How it was before- original setup.exe is renamed to setupORG.exe and replaced by a fake one, which executes presetup.cmd and then launches the original setup.exe in order to continue GUI mode. If WinSetupFromUSB finds setupORG.exe it does not copy the fake setup.exe, if not- the original setup.exe is extracted and renamed to setupORG.exe and the fake one is copied to ~LS\I386\.
As for the log files- please put them all in a zip archive and upload them somewhere.
mhike, on Feb 22 2009, 08:43 PM, said:
i am a newbie with regard to this. I would like to boot from usb, and put a Vista installer instead of xp?
What is the easiest way that I could do so that I can install vista from USB to HD, I have a 4g pendrive.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Have a nice day.
Format the USB stick with HP USB format tool using NTFS. Select Vista setup checkbox, browse and give the Vista source path, then click GO. That's all.