- since you have BTS driver packs integrated you are fine about the unattended part. Lets fix the boot.
Can you give some more details about the error message?
My guess is that you started from USB and you got that message, which means grub4dos was not installed properly on the USB bootsector.
Can you go in \WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\ and launch grubinst_gui.exe giving it admin rights.
Select radio button DISK and select your USB disk. Be careful which one you select. Use disk sizes as a clue, just in case.
Then click refresh button next to PART LIST
and select from the drop-down menu the partition on the USB disk.
Select Verbose output and click INSTALL.
If you see that it successfully installed, try to boot again from the USB disk. If not- please make a screenshot or post what it says.
- thanks : )
I should be ready with next version in a few days, most of the new stuff is about unattended install. Started using the same approach as BTS team is using (fake Setup.exe) and presetup.cmd to carry out whatever could be done for the unattended section.
However, there is quick and dirty workaround- the problem with unattended section is that if it's present, even if empty, Text part of setup doesn't ask where to install windows to and puts it on the USB drive, where ~BT and ~LS folders are.
Well, it won't if you create a few big dummy files, making the disk space less than the one stated in txtsetup.sif ~1.1GB on unmodified XP.
Now you can safely put back unattended section in winnt.sif and start setup- it will try to install there, say that it can't and go back to the disk list
fsutil file createnew U:\dummy1.temp 1000000000
This makes setup 1:1 as from a CD, regarding contents.
I was thinking to use this approach, it eliminates all the mess with unattended section, but if one is with a USB hard disk or 16GB stick it's not practical to occupy all the free space.
This post has been edited by ilko_t: 11 October 2008 - 01:36 AM