I did some experiments with the new version 1.0 beta 4
The approach with RAM loaded small ISO and booting only once from USB-stick is interesting,
but for my computer configuration I had some problems with Install of XP from USB.
I tried to do Install of XP on the second Primary partition of my second harddisk.
The second harddisk has in BIOS the highest boot priority and second partition was Set Active.
This means my computer is set correctly as to boot from second partition of second harddisk.
Windows 7 is installed on the first partition of first harddisk and boots with BOOTMGR menu.
Now, when I Install XP on second partition of second harddisk by booting once from USB-stick,
then TXT-mode setup is running well, but on reboot for GUI-mode I get boot error NTLDR is missing.
It turned out that the XP bootfiles were made on first partition of first harddisk.
Moreover, the bootsector of the Windows 7 partition was changed into NTLDR-type.
so that the computer was also not bootable anymore with Windows 7 from first harddisk using F8 BIOS bootmenu.
Instead I got: Windows cannot start due to config error.
The boot.ini that was made wrongly on the first partition of first harddisk, did not have the right arcpath.
It tried wrongly to boot Windows from my USB-stick as rdisk(2) instead of referring to rdisk(1) for my second harddisk.
After booting with LiveXP I could repair the boot problems and after reboot continue with GUI-mode of XP Setup.
Everything else in GUI-mode of XP Setup, including using 5 DriverPacks, making UserAccount at T-13 and Install of Sound and Graphics drivers with DriverForge at T-9 and GUIRunOnce, was working as expected.
A drawback is however, that the booting XP partition gets then Drive Letter D: instead of the common drive letter C:
The new method is very interesting and promising,
but it requires that the XP bootfiles are made on the real boot partition,
instead of making them on the assumed boot partition.
Changing BIOS Setting such that for Install of XP booting occurs three times from USB-stick
enables to proceed with GUI-mode and to boot for login with Desktop. So, this seems OK, but .....
However, the XP bootfiles are still made at the wrong place and the BOOTMGR-type BootSector of the Windows 7 partition
is changed wrongly into NTLDR-type
Removing the USB-stick followed by Reboot gives then the same boot errors as described above.
This post has been edited by wimb: 06 January 2010 - 09:25 AM