cdob

Install XP from a RAM loaded ISO image

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I did all what you wrote
I doubt this.

The file C:\INST\XP_RAM\bootsect.bin is missing.

Remember case is importand: bootsect.bin is not BOOTSECT.BIN.

And read the warning: XP_RAM\I386\txtsetp.sif not found.

No sort file created. Read ISO image won't be sorted.

Why do you use a sorted image at all?

Can't you use the whole image?

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I did all what you wrote

And that begins to work

But the software gives an error and DD stopped

The first error - long before the dd one - is related to missing files:

1) Does C:\INST\XP_RAM\I386\txtsetup.sif exist? :unsure:

2) Try copying bootsect.bin to C:\INST\ also.

jaclaz

P.S. Sorry cdob, cross-posting, though the bootsect.bin appears like a problem with the path of it in mkisosf options, it seems to me like it is needed in two places:

pushd "%SourceDir%"

if not exist %boot_sector_file% (
echo.&echo error: boot sector file not found &call :Help &pause &goto :eof)

this checks for it in C:\INST\XP_RAM\ while mkisofs seems like looking for it in C:\INST\ :unsure:

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It does work fine to load the whole image, I just was looking for setting this up on older/slower machines.

~Fizz

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I use the classification to install on a computer without enough RAM

File txtsetup.sif is there

I do not know why this warning has

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It does work fine to load the whole image, I just was looking for setting this up on older/slower machines.

Can you clarify some parts:

Which windows files did you used? Do you use a OEM version?

Did you slipstream a SP? How do you slipstreams?

Did you changed windows files in addition? Did you edited, added or deleted a file?

Which menu.lst do you use?

Does RAM loaded ISO image contain a file RAMBOOT.LST?

Which contents does contain file RAMBOOT.LST?

I use the classification to install on a computer without enough RAM

File txtsetup.sif is there

How much RAM does computer hold?

Sorry, there is a issue with relative path.

Try full path

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd C:\INST\XP_RAM

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Now it worked well

But where it says to me the number I need to register in menu.lst


Total translation table size: 2048
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 0
Total directory bytes: 1073716
Path table size(bytes): 4712
Max brk space used 480000
335264 extents written (654 MB)
RAMload 315146240 RamLoadSectors 153880
FileSize 172
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
Written by John Newbigin <jn@it.swin.edu.au>
This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details
172+0 records in
172+0 records out

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I put that number 153,880

Installation begins to run until the stage of the setup is starting windows

Then I get this screen

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It does work fine to load the whole image, I just was looking for setting this up on older/slower machines.

Can you clarify some parts:

Which windows files did you used? Do you use a OEM version?

Did you slipstream a SP? How do you slipstreams?

Did you changed windows files in addition? Did you edited, added or deleted a file?

Which menu.lst do you use?

Does RAM loaded ISO image contain a file RAMBOOT.LST?

Which contents does contain file RAMBOOT.LST?

I use the classification to install on a computer without enough RAM

File txtsetup.sif is there

How much RAM does computer hold?

Sorry, there is a issue with relative path.

Try full path

MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd C:\INST\XP_RAM

Windows XP SP3 setup disk, unattaned with driverpacks (method2). Also nlited to get the image size down

I tried both menu methods posted in post #69 on page 4, they both load the iso fine, but stop with that error I mentioned before. ISO does contain ramboot.lst which I tried to boot from

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Let's investigate:

How much RAM do you use?

Create a file list from ISO image:

isoinfo.exe -l  -i XP_RAM.ISO > iso_list.txt

Isoinfo is part of cdrtools package, as mkisofs.

Can you upload ramboot.lst, sort.txt and iso_list.txt ?

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Directory listing of /I386/

---------- 0 0 0 1939 Apr 14 2008 [ 12403 00] 1394.IN_

---------- 0 0 0 30034 Apr 14 2008 [ 3320 00] 1394BUS.SY_

1394.IN_ is locatad at LBA 12403. That's a copy file, read after textmode boot.

1394BUS.SY_ is locatad at LBA 3320. This file is required at textmode boot.

---------- 0 0 0 1826 Mar 24 2010 [ 153880 00] RAMBOOT.LST
Flag file RAMBOOT.LST is locatad at LBA 153880.
Directory listing of /I386/SYSTEM32/

---------- 0 0 0 470016 Apr 14 2008 [ 281600 00] SMSS.EXE

SMSS.EXE is locatad at LBA 281600. This file is not loaded to RAM.

/I386/ is sorted. /I386/SYSTEM32/ is not sorted. Strange /I386/SYSTEM32 is part of sort.txt already.

Does exist a directory /I386/SYSTEM32/ at hard disk? Case is importand.

Try a updated mkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd:

Attachment removed, use version from XP_INST_v05.7z at first post.

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Hi all. Sorry because my English so bad....please try to understand !

I have success to create a USB which can be done to install XP from a Ram loaded ISO image

but i cannot success to create for USB-HDD (same config with USB)

My USB-HDD was partitioning: 1 Primary (active,installed Grub4dos - I place XP image and config file here) and 2 Logical

Here's my menu.lst

gfxmenu /Boot/Other/message
#splashimage /splash.gz
timeout 30
default 4
password --md5 $1$d6j3$VUh6YE5qr1f9bb496Yu1r1

title -----------------------------------------------------
root
title Graphics Multiboot With Grub4Dos
root
title -----------------------------------------------------
root
title
root


title Boot from Hard Drive\nBoot From HDD
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
chainloader +1
boot

title Start PLoP boot manager\nBooting Support USB 2.0
find --set-root /Sources/SupportUSB/plpbt.bin
kernel /Sources/SupportUSB/plpbt.bin

title LiveXP\nLive XP Full Support Recovery,Multimedia,Driver...
password ispace181
chainloader /Sources/LiveXP/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN

title Setup Windows XP\nInstall Windows XP-SP3 OEM (Dell)
ls /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO || find --set-root /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO
map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd0)
map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd1)
map --mem /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO (0xFF)
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
map --hook
chainloader (0xFF)/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN

title Setup Windows 7 (All) - Server 2008 (All)\nSetup Windows 7 (18 In 1)\nSetup Windows Server 2008 (8 In 1)
map --unmap=0:0xff
map --unhook
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /bootmgr

title Setup Windows Vista (All OEM)
root (hd0,4)
chainloader /bootmgr

Firstly i used PLoP boot manager =>choice USB=>Setup Windows XP=>text-mode was success=>Gui-mode error : need CD-R...

I have searched....so much.........but i cannot resolved this problem.........please help me

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title Setup Windows XP\nInstall Windows XP-SP3 OEM (Dell)

ls /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO || find --set-root /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO

map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd0)

map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd1)

map --mem /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO (0xFF)

map (hd0) (hd2)

map (hd2) (hd0)

map --hook

chainloader (0xFF)/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN

Why (hd2)?

How many internal disks do you have?

Which one are you installing to? Describe with details.

When you see that error can you press shift+F10 to get command prompt and look at presetup.log in \windows\system32\?

type presetup.log

Post the contents of that file or at least the last few lines.

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title Setup Windows XP\nInstall Windows XP-SP3 OEM (Dell)

ls /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO || find --set-root /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO

map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd0)

map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd1)

map --mem /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO (0xFF)

map (hd0) (hd2)

map (hd2) (hd0)

map --hook

chainloader (0xFF)/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN

Why (hd2)?

How many internal disks do you have?

Which one are you installing to? Describe with details.

When you see that error can you press shift+F10 to get command prompt and look at presetup.log in \windows\system32\?

type presetup.log

Post the contents of that file or at least the last few lines.

Thanks ilko_t for your replay ! Sorry for my bad in english !

Why (hd2)? 
How many internal disks do you have?
Which one are you installing to? Describe with details.

I have One internal Disk

If i do not use PLoP boot manager, the HDD is (hd1)

If i use PLoP boot manager, the HDD is (hd2)

I know that because i used Paragon Partition Manager to detect . And it show me the HDD is (hdd 2) and my USB-HDD is (hdd 0)

If i used Plop Boot Manager and i still used

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)

so grub4dos error: Select disk does not exist ...

so i used

map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)

and the Text-Mode is completed

Here is my presetup.log

presetup fixDrive.USB 
setup SystemDrive C:

searching disk image
search ISO file "C:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "D:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "E:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "F:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "G:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "H:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "I:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "J:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "K:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "L:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "M:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "N:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "O:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "P:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "Q:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "R:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "S:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "T:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "U:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "V:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "W:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "X:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
search ISO file "Y:\Inst\XP_RAM.ISO"
Error: no ISO file found

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is DC6C-7774

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

09/05/2009 01:46 PM 6,144 setup.exe
08/04/2004 12:56 AM 23,040 setuporg.exe
2 File(s) 29,184 bytes
0 Dir(s) 20,254,183,424 bytes free

run setup CmdLine: setup -newsetup - Mon 04/12/2010 0:14:40.17

PS: I used diskpart => and list volume=>i see my USB-HDD isn't assigned with any drive letter ...why ?

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What happens if you do NOT launch PLoP at all and use (hd1)?

What hardware are you playing with, motherboard model if desktop or exact model if laptop?

@cdob

This reminds me the same issues as in here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/install-2000xp2003-loaded-small-t139737-page-20.html

Time for similar workarounds, adjusted txtsetup.sif and/or use of mnt.exe? Or you have something new in your magic sleeves?

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