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multiboot of xp also needs virtual floppy

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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
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ok guys, thanks for all your help so far, but after many hours and five days it's still not happening. DPsbase did add some more mass storage devices to the setup; most notably an ITE IT8xxx ATA RAID controller but mine is and ITE IT8211 ATA ATAPI controller, so I still have to create a virtual disk with grub4dos, which I've successfully done and the setup can now access it. Only trouble is now that setup is asking for a disk labeled RDC D1010 ATA ATAPI Driver Diskette. But a disk label can only be a maximum of 11 chars :blink: . Just as an aside, where does setup get this label information from? Anyway, the cd that came with the computer had 3 drivers on, one for the graphics another for the LAN and finally the hard disk driver, so because the hard disk driver worked I assume that the other drivers are also the correct ones, unlike I first thought. Because I'm loading the virtual disk and setup through grub4dos I used method one with DPsBase. At first I tried slipstreaming all the drivers but it came up with a warning that the Oempnpdriverspath entry exceeded the limit of 4096 chars so I just slipstreamed the graphics a, b and c, the lan and massstorage drivers, because the driver disk only had drivers for these three things. Still it didn't work! Finally I tried loading the drivers that came with the computer onto the root of the virtual floppy image, in an attempt to get the setup to realise the corract drivers where available. Still no joy :crazy: Any help much appreciated and hopefully together we'll crack this nut. I assume this is because this is a very new computer (only got it a week ago). Oh yes also tried integrating the drivers with n-lite but that didn't work either....

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What error message Setup crashes with, please provide details, error code, exact moment of the error etc.

You should also provide a link to the drivers you integrated with nLite.

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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?

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I'll try typing slowly, in an attempt to re-word cdob's initial post :unsure::

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. :(

jaclaz

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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...

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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?
Where did you download them from?

If they are on a CD you have, simply zip and upload them to www.datafilehost.com and provide download link.

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...
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 ;)
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There's got to be some solution to this problem! VMware? I am the newbie. Lead and i shall follow

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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

jaclaz

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There's got to be some solution to this problem! VMware? I am the newbie. Lead and i shall follow

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 are proper solutions to the problem:

1) Providing drivers via floppy, that includes USB one.

2) Manually integrating the proper drivers into the source:

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/36/

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:

http://forum.driverpacks.net/

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Ok completely understood. Virtual shinanigans completely dropped. As to the make and model, well there aren't any physical markings apart from the letters QZD and the manual that came with it says M900-7. The display card type is a Z9S 2D graphic accelerator, with a 800 * 480 LCD (TFT) 7" display. The CPU is an RDC PDX600 800MHZ. There's no more I can really tell other than it appears to have come from china. I'll give the dealers a call and see if they can be any more specific, if you want and that helps. Sorry I've annoyed some of you guys. I must admit I am making a meal of this. I'll have a look into the BIOS after I've walked the dog. Cheers...

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You should have used in DPsBASE the slipstream method2 (default) and only DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled as first approach. Later you can add more DriverPacks.

Another approach if you have specific MassStorage Driver:

From http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5306

TEXTMODE Drivers defined in winnt.sif and located in $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder of the XP Source

can be used instead of using F6 floppy for MassStorage Drivers.

The content of the $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder is copied by USB_XP_Setup.exe to XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT\$OEM$

See cdob and allanf in http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=180

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well there aren't any physical markings apart from the letters QZD and the manual that came with it says M900-7.

The only M900-7 I can find is this one:

http://okfan.en.alibaba.com/product/226517...ailpageLocation

but the specs seem like different. :unsure:, maybe it's an old model of the same?

The RDC site (makers of the HD controller) seems like offline. :(

QZD is another factory in Shenzhen:

http://qzd.en.alibaba.com/

See if you can spot your laptop among these:

http://qzd.en.alibaba.com/productgrouplist...pc_Netbook.html

:unsure:

jaclaz

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The winner is grub4dos, no addional driver required.

fujianabc described virtual floppy usage http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...ost&p=77011

A VMware SCSI example:

title Install XP, load VMWARE disk drivers
map --mem /VMSCSI.IMG (fd1)
map --mem (md)0x6000+800 (fd0)
map --hook
dd if=(fd1) of=(fd0) count=1
chainloader /SETUPLDR.BIN

VMSCSI.IMG contain files txtsetup.oem and relating files, that's at given example disk.tag, vmscsi.cat,vmscsi.inf and vmscsi.sys.

At windwos boot do NOT select F6, setup load the files by default.

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