I'm quite new to the concept of booting ISO-files from USB-memory, and so far I've done it successfully with some linux distros, however, now I want to boot WinXP install from USB.
This far I did not have too much luck of a having a successfull complete installation. It have taken me many tries to get this far.
In the latest attempt I got as far as to see where the XP-install should start, after rebooting the first time after the TextMode completes.
However, during the file process I get some errors saying:
Cannot copy firadisk.sys
Cannot copy firadisk.ini
Cannot copy firadisk.inf
Cannot copy setup.exe
Cannot copy setuporg.exe
Cannot copy setup.cmd
Cannot copy imdisk.sys
Cannot copy imdisk.exe
Cannot copy imdisk.cpl
Cannot copy fixDrive.USB
Cannot copy ISOimage.ini
I can skip through those files by hitting escape, but then again, the full installation won't work. I get some nasty error message (not BSOD) where the installation begins (after formatting and rebooting). Then the computer is stuck in a reboot loop.
I do this on actuall hardware right now since virtualbox does not want to mount and boot my USB memory.
The steps I took to create is the following:
1. Install Grub4Dos on the USB memory.
2. Copy the file .\I386\setup.ex_ from windows original CD
3. Expand setup.ex_ setuporg.exe
4 Download the attached floppy image from the first post (http://www.msfn.org/...attach_id=27752
5. Copy setuporg.exe into the floppy image:> .\setup\I386\ and then saves the edited floppy image.
6. Copy XP_INST.IMA + XP_RAM.ISO to my USB Memory:> .\Inst\
7. Edited menu.lst on my memory to add:
title Loading XP RAM install - /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO
ls /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO || find --set-root /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO
map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd0)
map --mem /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO (0xFF)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
Any help on this would be very nice. I've read the thread back and forth at least two or three times by this time, and I can't get it into my head what makes the failure.
Thanks for an awesome sollution!