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Install XP from a RAM loaded ISO image

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Well, AFAIK the "\tinybit\" repository is somehow a (temporary) "fork" from "main" to experiment some new things.

I wouldn't use it if not for experiments ONLY, as we don't know if it will be "merged back" to main.

I use few versions grub4dos at same time ;). Currently I testing my fbinst.cmd script for automatic and simple working with different boot-loaders. After some testing I publicate it to boot-land :). Maybe it will be interesting some people.

Additional info:

http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=...p;start=1640#20 (old version)

http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=...mp;start=2060#4 (new version)

http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=...p;start=2060#20 (update)

Script using some ideas by COD11 & jaclaz ;)

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...ost&p=86217

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Russian is unfortunately a bit hard (though better than Chinese ;)) to my western eyes.

But I will wait with interest an English release of it, here or on boot-land. :)

jaclaz

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Hi, would it be possible to integrate the content of XP_INST.IMA directly into the XP_RAM.ISO image? :unsure:

That way we could use the floppy image for other F6 drivers.

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I get a blue screen running the installation

I did not know what to do with the file MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd

What I did do I took the file SETUP.EX_

Extract it using the command Expand.exe SETUP.EX_ SetupORG.exe

Put the file in a file XP_INST.IMA SetupORG.exe

Path \ setup \ i386

I created a folder called Inst under C: /

I put the two files

XP_RAM.ISO

XP_INST.IMA

I changed my menu.lst

title Loading XP RAM install - / Inst / XP_RAM.ISO (0xFE) 234,567 ls / Inst / XP_RAM.ISO

find - set-root / Inst / XP_RAM.ISO

map - mem / Inst / XP_INST.IMA (Fd0)

map / Inst / XP_RAM.ISO (0xFE)

map - hook

map - mem (0xFE) 234,567 (0xFF)

map - hook

Chainloader (0xFF) / I386/SETUPLDR.BIN

I turned on the computer through Grab

I chose the installation and started running

Then I received this blue screen

Where I missed?

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would it be possible to integrate the content of XP_INST.IMA directly into the XP_RAM.ISO image?
Yes, edit file textsetup.sif first. Add files and load the RAM disk driver.
I did not know what to do with the file MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd

title Loading XP RAM install - / Inst / XP_RAM.ISO (0xFE) 234,567 ls / Inst / XP_RAM.ISO

map - mem (0xFE) 234,567 (0xFF)

234567 sectors is a example. You have to adjust the example to your needs.

In adddisiton: 234567 is not 234,567. Is 234,567 a valid grub4dos number?

Read Post #69:

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd creates a file RAMboot.lst too. This file contain the sector number.

Try the menu.lst examples from Post #69.

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Any simplier methods to make a sorted ISO? I seem to be having a heck of a time getting all the tools to work, and getting strange errors from the .cmd...

~Fizz

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I run the file MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd

and get the error this

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error: SourceDir not defined

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd [options] Windows_source_directory

-o: output ISO file name

-b: boot sector file, relative path to windows source directory

V: set volume ID

Press any key to continue. . .

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I run the file MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd

and get the error this

============

error: SourceDir not defined

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd [options] Windows_source_directory

-o: output ISO file name

-b: boot sector file, relative path to windows source directory

V: set volume ID

Press any key to continue. . .

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Is this a joke or what?

HOW do you run it? By double clicking on it? :w00t:

It is a BATCH file!

You need to open a command prompt and "run" it specifying the options (if needed) and AT LEAST the Windows_source_directory.

The defaults are:

rem some defaults
set boot_sector_file=bootsect.bin
set IsoFile=%~dp0XP.iso
set SourceDir=
set mkisofs_option=

and, obviously you will need the external exe's:

rem used external applications
rem mkisofs.exe : http://cdrecord.berlios.de http://www.student.tugraz.at/thomas.plank/
rem dd.exe : http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
rem gsar.exe : http://home.online.no/~tjaberg

jaclaz

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When I run the file I get the error I wrote up

1. Do I need to edit the file or something

2. I have these files of course

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@sh770

The source dir does containt the windows installation files.

Create a directory C:\INST\XP_RAM\

Copy all files and directories from your windows installation CD to hard disk C:\INST\XP_RAM\

Extract the Boot Image file to C:\INST\XP_RAM\bootsect.bin. Case is importand.

http://www.nu2.nu/bbie/

Copy mkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd to C:\INST\.

mkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd

Copy files to C:\INST\.

In addition a windows default file find.exe is expected at path.

Open a command prompt and run

cd /d C:\INST
MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd XP_RAM

@daddy_fizz

No, I don't know a simplier methods to make a sorted ISO.

Which errors do you get?

@all

To clarify: a sorted ISO file is optional.

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English is such a difficult language, but I wonder which is the difficult part:

You need to open a command prompt and "run" it specifying the options (if needed) and AT LEAST the Windows_source_directory.

Example:

You ran:

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd

You can see that you DID NOT specify ANYTHING on command line, exception made for the script name.

Command lines like these:

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd C:\INST\XP_RAM

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd XP_RAM

contain the MINIMUM, REQUIRED parameter (the Source).

A sommand line like this:

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd -b myboot.bin XP_RAM

has, besides the minimum, required source the option to use INSTEAD of the DEFAULT bootsector file "bootsect.bin" a custom one, named "myboot.bin".

jaclaz

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Don't know what I was doing wrong before - I think I got it to create properly now. I will test it out and see how it works

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Ok went to test it...It boots and gets to "starting windows" section of txt setup.

Blue screens with this message

"Stop: c0000221 unknown hard error

\systemroot\system32\ntdll.dll"

I take it something didn't get sorted right or ???

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I take it something didn't get sorted right or ???

Does this method works allright if you don't sort anything? :unsure:

@all

To clarify: a sorted ISO file is optional.

jaclaz

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@cdob

I did all what you wrote

And that begins to work

But the software gives an error and DD stopped

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