Thanks, this is a good idea at a default image.
What about a multi boot iso image without /I386/SETUPLDR.BIN ?
ls (222)BOOTFIX.BIN && chainloader (222)/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN
ls (222)/I386/BOOTFIX.BIN || chainloader (222)
That will work. I do my multiboot ISO a little different (don't use BOOTFIX.BIN). I hex edit my setupldr.bin to change the path of the boot folder(can only use 4 letters or number). I use the same mod setupldr.bin over and over..only has to be hexed once...I could do a whole write up on this but I will try not to go off-topic
Much simple menu.lst than mine.
But you have more testing hardware.
I'm used to one hard disk (read: BIOS maps target hard disk as hd1 at USB boot) and one usb drive. Any map (hd?) real experince is highly welcome.
Didn't mean to say your was simple as in lame
but for someone who is new to this, meant its easier to understand. I use a mod BOOTWS folder with the firadisk ISO loads.
Firadisk is running after reboot already. A simple registry add won't work after driver is started.
Been testing all day and I am going to put this registry thing on the back burner (given me a headache) since the 1 boot to USB method is working with your IMA stuff, all is good...besides I still have winsetupfromusb which I hear may be getting a newer release.
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/images/winsetup.iso;\n\0
Can you test this at real hardware?
Tried this before but didn't have any luck but that was before your IMA file with setup.cmd. Will try now.
Been testing the new XP_INST.IMA today on my Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3 with three internal HD. The BOOTWS mod has come in nicely. All three XP (Home-Pro-MCE) have installed fine. Will test on Dells tomorrow at work.
Also I use variables so that I can use one XP_INST.IMA and much easier to write ISO name on the fly. Under each menu title I have this
So end result looks like this
write --offset=0 (fd0)/setup/ISOimage.ini \\XP\\ISO\\%XPISO%\n;\n;\n;
write --offset=0 (fd1)/setup/ISOimage.ini \\XP\\ISO\\%XPISO%\n;\n;\n;
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/XP/ISO/%XPISO%;floppy,vmem=find:/XP/Floppy/%Image%;\n\0UPDATE
@cdob, just finished an install with PRO and only used this line
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/XP/ISO/%XPISO%;\n\0
so now this line is not needed
Also I guess it would be a good idea to remove the firadisk driver and imdisk. I saw in the setup.cmd you have a line to remove Imdisk but not firadisk. Did I miss something? If not might not be a bad idea to add it to the cleanup section.
Something like this
devcon remove *\firadisk
Edited by laddanator, 15 January 2012 - 06:55 PM.