As for the insert disk... that is very odd. In fact the only time it could ever happen due to the file mods I made in TXTSETUP is when win51ip is missing, so the most likely cause is an INF file, a different one, that requires the root files that jaclaz is referring to.
Try adding not only the required files:
But also add two more, just in case:
WIN51IP.SP1 and WIN51IP.SP3
Make them all single byte at least. They should not be empty. Put at least one character in them and save them before you proceed.
Maybe I should remove the requirement for the root files altogether.
BTW, since you are using SP2, you are going to get some file copy errors (as in "press ESC to ignore") and they are nothing really to worry about. I really, really recommend that you slipstream SP3 though.
Martin H, ah, I see what you meant now. Ok, I will make the necessary change.
I admit IE.INF is a kludge.
You want to know the truth here -- if I prevent install in the first place like I really want to, the 'minimize to desktop' icon next to the start button doesn't get created. The reg entries to make it are in AXANT5 but one of the IE DLLs actually sets the stage. I am not sure which one... if anyone wants to find out which DLL needs to stay through setup to allow the show desktop icon to be made, it would help me greatly! Then I wouldn't have to do the "install IE first, delete just before first boot" method that is rather boneheaded.
What's everyone findings so far? Anyone not using nLite that is, which would make you rare indeed!!
Anything that is broken? Any software that won't work? I have system32 down to, what, 270megs or so, and I am still optionalizing things. I've been isosizing all week testing various configs. It's scary how many network dependencies there are in XP. I mean if you just look at it funny, networking stops working. It's ridiculous.
Anyway, I plan to use this myself pretty soon as I'm pretty comfortable with it.
Edited by fdv, 06 February 2010 - 02:55 PM.