First at all, a big hello from France to all you guys from this reference-forum ;o)
My english is from school, so forgive it if the mistakes are shocking, please
I went throught this topic from the official guide
I then read all this topic and some B‚shrat's instructions. Sometimes, I m not sure I understood everything...
So here I go with some questions, if you don't mind :
Q: What about this 'OEM' folder? Why isn't it '$OEM$'? Are they the same?
A: No, they aren't the same! You MUST have the OEM folder, and another important thing: it must be at the root of your UWXPCD (so it must be next to the I386 folder and - if you have this one - next to the $OEM$ folder.
The OEM folder contains file necessary to make this method work. Don't start messing with it!
Well, in the official guide they've put :
Ľ Making Changes to presetup.cmd
Open presetup.cmd in Notepad
Scroll down to the lines containing SetDevicePath.exe and correct the path. Change \Drivers to where you saved the files on in your source and the parameter ( %CDROM%\Drivers ) to where you saved all your driver files. Also correct the path in the line directly below it as well.
You have just completed allowing your Windows setup to install the drivers from CD. SetDevicePath.exe will scan the recursively all the directories in the path you specify (see the presetup.cmd file for example), so even subfolders are also scanned. Any INF's found are added to the Device Path that Windows checks when it find new hardware. In this fashion, just drop any future drivers into your driver folder, and Windows will automatically use them if neccesary during setup.
So, the question is :
I have made a multi-boot DVD with the choice of install methodes, and among them, windows XP PRO SP2 integrated whose system path is \SETUP\WINXPPRO\I386.
At the same level than I386, I've put INSTALL\DRIVERS\001_...
and two tools (SetDevicePath.exe and WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe) in INSTALL\DRIVERS, like suggested in the official guide (if I understood everything...).
I downloaded the tools on the official guide and am trying to put drivers for 10 differents PCs, so that the same unattended DVD can be used for all of them.
I put these lines in Presetup.cmd :
Is all this correct ? Should it work ?
I also used setup debug and tried the ISO on VMWARE. The cmd windows was showed during the install and no error on the screen. I also put the SVGA II driver for VMWARE on the drivers path. At the end, I made a look in the device manager and see that the SVGA II wasn't installed. I installed it then (from the same ISO but manually, so it was accepted with no problem). Is that meaning that the scan of Pyron's method didn't work ?
Thank you very much for your help and cheers