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multiboot of xp also needs virtual floppy
Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:44 AM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:41 AM
Textmode part does find the file and use them.
However windows setup copy part won't find the files using windows drivers.
I don't known a virtual floppy available at windwos setup.
There are two drivers under cunstruction currently.
Currently integrate the drivers to your windows files.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:14 AM
Besides VFD.EXE by Ken Kato:
there are several other "virtual disk drivers" capable of loading a floppy image, most noticeably IMDISK:
More drivers can be found here:
Point is if they will be loaded EARLY ENOUGH during the boot process of the GUI setup to be available when the setup asks for drivers in A:\ and HOW to install/setup them to achieve this (hypothetical at the moment) result.
As I see it you have five possible choices right now:
- integrate the source with the drivers
- buy a USB floppy drive
- start fiddling/experimenting with the mentioned drivers
- start fiddling/experimenting with the HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL drivers:
- wait for either of the above two drivers to be developed/tested (and hopefully be working). <-since they re-hook the grub4dos virtual drive they will be very handy
#1 is guaranteed to work and it is relatively easy, as it is well documented
Easier would probably be #2, but you have to part from a few bucks.
#3,#4 and #5 may work in a few minutes, a few hours or a few days/weeks/months
So, all in all, and being cheap, I would go for #1, as cdob suggested.
Edited by jaclaz, 29 August 2009 - 11:14 AM.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 02:26 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 06:00 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:18 PM
If you have XP SP2 CD then first Slipstream with SP3.
- Take care that your XPSOURCE Folder is located on your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES.
- Copy the Content of your Windows XP Setup CD to your XPSOURCE Folder on Harddisk
- Slipstream ServicePack SP3 First Manually in your XP-SP2 Source (don't use here nLite).
- Integrate in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled using DPsBase.exe
- Then prepare bootable USB-stick with USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd
Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks located in OEM Folder on USB-Drive
For installing XP on modern systems with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe
for Integrating in your XPSOURCE BTS DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled.
In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated and will appear in the
XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on USB-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Installation Boot Problems.
It will be useful to Add also Chipset, CPU, LAN and WLAN DriverPack, which are small so that
the decompression at the beginning of GUI-mode of XP Setup does NOT take to much time.
First use RyanVM Integrator and then use DPsBase to Improve your XP-Source.
The program supplies a Customized presetup.cmd and changes the winnt.sif file for use of DriverPacks.
As alternative you can use Make_USB.exe and the Install procedure described in:
Edited by wimb, 31 August 2009 - 12:35 PM.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:59 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:20 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:12 AM
The Basic Steps to Merging SP3 into the XP Setup CD
Download and Save XP Service Pack 3
If you have not already downloaded XP service pack 3, get it now, and save it with the filename of "XPSP3.exe" at the top level of drive C:. Actually, you can save it anywhere you want, and leave it at its default name if you wish. However, for the purpose of this tutorial, I will assume that you saved it so that it can be accessed as C:\XPSP3.exe. If you save it as some other name, you will have to change the command lines I supply below yourself to the appropriate one.
Extract or Download the Boot Sector of the XP Setup Disk
You will also need the boot sector of an existing bootable Windows 2000, XP or 2003 setup CDROM. You can either extract it from your CD yourself, or just download a boot sector already extracted by others. To save myself some time describing the procedure for extracting the boot sector, this tutorial will just use the same method mentioned in my guide to create your own XP setup disk. That is, download the file wxp10.zip from one of the links on http://www.nu2.nu/do...sFile=wxp10.zip and save it somewhere on your computer.
When you've got the file, open it by doubleclicking it in Windows explorer. Go into the "cds" folder and into "wxphome" (or "wxppro"; it doesn't matter which) folder, followed finally by the "files" directory. Drag the "w2ksect.bin" file into C:\ (the root directory/folder of drive C:). Don't get creative and place it in some other directory. If you do that, ImgBurn will not be able to find "c:\w2ksect.bin" later.
Create a Working Folder
Create a temporary folder for the integration to take place. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will assume that you have created a folder called "XPSETUP" at the top level of drive C:.
To create a folder, open "My Computer", go to drive C:, right click somewhere in the window and select "New" followed by "Folder" in the menu that appears. Then change the default name from "New Folder" to "XPSETUP". If you did this correctly, you will have a new folder, C:\XPSETUP.
Copy the XP Setup Disk intto C:\XPSETUP
Put your existing XP setup CD into your drive. If the setup wizard appears, dismiss it. Drag all the files and folders on the CD into C:\XPSETUP.
Open a Command Prompt
Open a command prompt window. You can do this by running the program "Command Prompt", found in the Accessories folder of your Start menu.
Slipstream the Service Pack
From the command prompt window, which will be a black window with a blinking cursor, type the following, followed by the ENTER key.
Note that there is only one space character -- between the "C:\XPSP3" and the rest of the line. If you did not name the service pack "XPSP3.exe" and place it at the top level of C: as I described earlier, you'll have to modify the command line accordingly.
The process will take some time to complete, so take a coffee break if you wish.
This completes the slipstreaming part of the tutorial. You will now need to burn it to make a bootable CD or DVD
Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:36 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:51 AM
grab the massstorage package. once you are adding the drivers to the Image there will be a checkmark that adds the massstorage drivers to the textmode portion of the setup which you will want to check.
whats this Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled? I can only find a massstorage driver on the site
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:38 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:00 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:18 AM
That's fine. Continue.
Have supposedly slipstreamed all the driver packs, but noticed it only slipstreamed the massstorage drivers and just copied the other driver packs to the OEM directory
Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:40 AM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:00 AM
You should also provide a link to the drivers you integrated with nLite.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:02 AM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:10 AM
there ... has ... been ... yet ... NO ... successful ...report ...of ... mapping .... a ... virtual ...floppy ...with ...grub4dos ... to ...add ...Mass ...Storage....drivers!
It is pointless going over this path, as it will lead you to NOWHERE. (at the most you can have the floppy recognized during TXTmode part, but then it will become unavailable during GUI part of the setup, unless you have found a new, and till now undocumented method to re-hook the virtual floppy image with a "protected mode" driver).
50% working is better than 0% , but even if you get to 99,999%, still 0,001 wil be missing to succesfully install.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:15 AM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:26 AM
Where did you download them from?
No setup does not crash it just comes up requesting this disk. How do I provide a link to the drivers I integrated with n-lte?
If they are on a CD you have, simply zip and upload them to www.datafilehost.com and provide download link.
Simply forget that story about virtual floppy and providing drivers that way, at least until the drivers currently being developed and mentioned above reach some stable stage and their usage tested. Something which won't happen today, tomorrow or next Monday
ok point taken, but as i say i have successfuly added the hard disk driver with the virtual floppy and setup is still in text mode when it requests this disk...
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:29 AM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:37 AM
There's got to be some solution to this problem! VMware? I am the newbie. Lead and i shall follow
NO, NOT VMWARE!
The only known, working way, at the moment, is to integrate the proper Mass Storage driver in the Source.
Usually the Drivers Packs cover almost any hardware.
Which "netbook" is it?
EXACT model/make, please.
POSSIBLY a link to the manufacturer site's page(s) for the model.
Also check if by any chance you have a setting in BIOS like "IDE compatibility mode" or "ATAPI emulation" or something like that, or anything however connected to the HD controller
Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:44 AM
Why do you keep insisting on some "virtual" way of providing drivers?! You have been told already many times- there is no such thing.
There's got to be some solution to this problem! VMware? I am the newbie. Lead and i shall follow
There are proper solutions to the problem:
1) Providing drivers via floppy, that includes USB one.
2) Manually integrating the proper drivers into the source:
3) Integrating the drivers using nLite
4) Integrating a bunch of mass storage drivers (BTS driver pack for example) and hoping your hardware is among the supported ones. If not- post to the support forum providing details. Most likely they will be included in the next release and you would also help other guys with the same problem:
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