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manuel892

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i have created a usb bootable winxp sp2 and it's ok with USB_Multiboot_10 . When i install windows, after the format of HD ,it can't run to copy the file for installation because it say " there is no win xp CD on your cd/dvd player " . How can i redirect the installation file on the usb flash device?
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Through BIOS!
Enable Booting From Flash Drive.....

Set Your BIOS to boot from the flash drive first!
This will only be possible if your BIOS supports booting from Flash Drive!

1: Plug in your flash drive.
2: Press Del/F1 while at BIOS(key is unique to BIOS)
3: Go to boot device priority(boot tab on top)
4: Set boot device priority (flash drive first)(HDD Second)


Also You Should Make Your Flash Drive Bootable!

Edited by alrichdesa, 11 March 2009 - 10:17 AM.

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Also You Should Make Your Flash Drive Bootable!

Really? :unsure:

i have created a usb bootable winxp sp2 and it's ok with USB_Multiboot_10 .


OP actually is booting from the (bootable) USB device by using the right boot option in BIOS.

What happens, it happens ONCE booted.

@manuel892
The problems seem connected to a missing "tag" file.

You do not "create a usb bootable winxp sp2 and it's ok with USB_Multiboot_10", you do so by choosing in USB multiboot_10 a number of options, if you don't report EXACTLY which one you chose, and some more details, it will be difficult to help you.

jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz, 11 March 2009 - 11:33 AM.


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I think the problem is in your winnt.sif file.
Try to use the supplied winnt.sif file, which has the required

MsDosInitiated="1"
floppyless="1"

Have a look at $WIN_NT$.~BT\winnt.sif on your USB-stick.
If you have MsDosInitiated=0 then you get the problem as described,
e.g. then XP Setup will try to copy from CD

Edit $WIN_NT$.~BT\winnt.sif on USB-stick and try again. :)

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@alrickresa : i have no problem with the bios ;)

@jaclaz: sei italiano, rispondimii n italiano :P

i've selected the first option of the menu and it runs the winxp installation with no problem , the only problem is the copying of file on the hd ..
i followed this guide http://www.enniosacc...hp?src=id&id=83

@wimb
MsDosInitiated is 1


the exact error is "unable to access the cdrom containing the installation files of windows XP"

how can i fix it?

Edited by manuel892, 11 March 2009 - 01:15 PM.

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@jaclaz: sei italiano, rispondimii n italiano :P

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i've selected the first option of the menu and it runs the winxp installation with no problem , the only problem is the copying of file on the hd ..
http://www.enniosacc...hp?src=id&id=83


Hmmm, check THOROUGHFULLY the FAQ's:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=116766

we are sure that it is NOT FAQ #8, but what about the others?

Where does the source come from? Is it OEM/nlited/modified?

Best test would be to FORGET (for the moment) about USBmultiboot and try WinsetupfromUSB:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=120444
and see if the result is the same....:unsure:

jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz, 11 March 2009 - 01:12 PM.


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@jaclaz: sei italiano, rispondimii n italiano :P

[italian]
Non credo proprio...
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No way, not really welcome on international fora...



i've selected the first option of the menu and it runs the winxp installation with no problem , the only problem is the copying of file on the hd ..
http://www.enniosacc...hp?src=id&id=83


Hmmm, check THOROUGHFULLY the FAQ's:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=116766

we are sure that it is NOT FAQ #8, but what about the others?

Where does the source come from? Is it OEM/nlited/modified?

Best test would be to FORGET (for the moment) about USBmultiboot and try WinsetupfromUSB:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=120444
and see if the result is the same....:unsure:

jaclaz


the source is a winxp sp2 , i don't know if is it OEM/nlited/modified , how i can see that?
i go to view the faq's , tomorrow i try the winsetupfromUSB thx for all ;)

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@ Jaclaz

Apologies If I Posted Wrong Or Irrelevant Information.
But I Read Somewhere That You Have To Format The Flash Drive And Make The Partition Active.....Which Makes It Bootable?!?
Is It So?
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Apologies If I Posted Wrong Or Irrelevant Information.


No prob. :)

But I Read Somewhere That You Have To Format The Flash Drive And Make The Partition Active.....Which Makes It Bootable?!?
Is It So?

Sure it is. :)

To boot from a drive, it must be made bootable. ;)

But this thread is related to a program that makes the drive bootable, and the OP clearly stated that he can successfully boot.

For the record the drive must be partitioned and formatted and first partition must be made active, which is exactly one among the things USB_multiboot_10 does.

If you need to ask, it simply means that you haven't (yet ;)) mastered this particular topic, thus you should refrain from posting unrelated/irrelevant info or however anything that you are not sure about, as it may confuse the member who originally asked for help.

More generally, while every help/suggestion/ideas are always welcome, it should be given as much as possible as a direct answer to the OP question.

Try looking at the question:

How can i redirect the installation file on the usb flash device?


and to your suggestion:

Through BIOS!
Enable Booting From Flash Drive.....

Also You Should Make Your Flash Drive Bootable!


Does it make sense to you? :whistle:

To me it sounds a bit like:
Q:Which paint should I use for my walls?

A:First thing you need some walls. You need to drive some piles in the ground and build the foundations before starting building the walls.

:P


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ok i use the program but i have a problem with grub , it can't find the menu.lst file lol what is the file that can link the menu.lst to grub boot?

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ok i use the program but i have a problem with grub , it can't find the menu.lst file lol what is the file that can link the menu.lst to grub boot?


There is NO such thing as a file that can link the menu.lst to grub.

First thing it is grub4dos, NOT grub.

grldr contains as the last bytes the "internal" entries that search for menu.lst:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=6775

Have you got multiple menu.lst's?

However you can use command line in grub4dos to search for the menu.lst (or for another "configfile"):
http://diddy.boot-la...os/Grub4dos.htm
http://diddy.boot-la...s/files/cli.htm

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ok i use the program but i have a problem with grub , it can't find the menu.lst file lol what is the file that can link the menu.lst to grub boot?


There is NO such thing as a file that can link the menu.lst to grub.

First thing it is grub4dos, NOT grub.

grldr contains as the last bytes the "internal" entries that search for menu.lst:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=6775

Have you got multiple menu.lst's?

However you can use command line in grub4dos to search for the menu.lst (or for another "configfile"):
http://diddy.boot-la...os/Grub4dos.htm
http://diddy.boot-la...s/files/cli.htm

jaclaz


no i have only one menu.lts in the usb root , do you want to see some file configuration ?

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no i have only one menu.lts in the usb root , do you want to see some file configuration ?


Yep, why not?

Though I cannot see how using USB_Multiboot_10 you got in this straqnge situation, did you change ANYTHING in menu.lst?

Let's start from "basics".

Boot to grub4dos.

Press "c" to access command line (or do nothing if it cannot find menu.lst you will already be in command line.

Type:
root
[ENTER]
<post result>, it should be (hd0,0) or (hd1,0)

Type:
configfile
[TAB]

you should see the files on the root of your USB drive, including menu.lst.

If yes:

press
m
[TAB]
and continue adding letters of menu.lst and pressing [TAB] until you have the complete name of menu.lst on command line, then press [ENTER]

What happens?

If NO, try chaniging root, i.e. if output of previour root command was (hd0,0), type:
root (hd1,0)
[ENTER]
and repeat above steps....
or viceversa if output of previous root was (hd1,0) do a root (hd0,0)

jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz, 12 March 2009 - 02:43 PM.


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wait i used WinsetupfromUSB no USB_Multiboot_10 , i try to do this command ;)

ok i find the problem is the filesystem of my usb pen lol "it say file system unknow" xD
what type of filesystem want grub4dos?

Edited by manuel892, 12 March 2009 - 02:50 PM.

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thx for all i resolved the problem formatting the usb with fat32 filesystem (use the program WinsetupfromUSB) :thumbup
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Happy to hear a story of success. :)

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thx for all i resolved the problem formatting the usb with fat32 filesystem (use the program WinsetupfromUSB) :thumbup
the post can be close!

I tried everything and winsetupfromusb was the only thing that worked for me too.




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