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Help Can't get XPlode to work

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#1
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hi, i cant get xplode to work. ive tryed 1.) T-12 Minutes 2.) T-9 Minutes 5.) T-13 Minutes only because these are the only methods i want for my unattented install. like i said ive tried them all using the guide but they still dont work. can some plz help and give me step by step guide to get one of these methods to work. thanks


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there is a step by step guide...
you could try and post what you attempted to get to work....and we can work from there
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i added

[COMMANDS]
"%systemdrive%\Install\XPlode.exe"

that to my cmdlines.txt and the cmdlines.txt is located in the $OEM$ folder, but this didnt work.

i added

[SetupParams]
UserExecute="%SystemDrive%\Install\XPlode.exe"

to my winnt.sif file, but again did not work.

i added

[SetupHotfixesToRun]
XPInstall.exe

that to my SVCPACK.INF(in my i386 Dir. it was called SVCPACK.IN_) with my XPlode.exe files in the $OEM$\$1\Install Dir. but yet again it did not work.

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here a copy of my XPlode.xml file, just a test version tho.

<XPlode>
<config>
<hidewindow>Windows Update</hidewindow>
<hidewindow>CMD.EXe</hidewindow>
<show total='6' after='2' />
<font face='Tahoma' antialias='true' small='8' large='12' />
<window width='440' position='8' fixmain='0' />
<windowmode>Standalone</windowmode>
<colours>
<header back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFFAA' image='%XPLODE%\images\head.png' />
<footer back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFFAA' image='%XPLODE%\images\foot.png' />
<progress border='#FFFFFFAA' back='#00000000' fore='#FFFFFFAA' />
<main back='#4A6FD6' fore='#FFFFFFAA' current='#FF8000' description='#FFFFFF' image='%XPLODE%\images\main.png' overlay='#FFFFFF22'/>
</colours>
<strings>
<!-- main XPlode string -->
<title>Post-Install Configuration</title>
<complete>complete</complete>
<!-- adduser plugin strings -->
<adduser>Adding user #1#</adduser>
<addusertogroup>Adding user #1# to group #2#</addusertogroup>
<addgroup>Adding group #1#</addgroup>
<!-- file/dir ops plugin strings -->
<copy>Copying #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</copy>
<move>Moving #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</move>
<delete>Deleting #1# (#3#)</delete>
</strings>
</config>
<items>
<item display='Adding users and groups...'>
<!-- note the different use of quotes due to the data held in them -->
<addgroup groupname='Cowboy Bebop' comment="It's them bounty hunters!" />
<adduser username='Spike' password='swordfish' groups='Administrators "Cowboy Bebop"' fullname='Spike Spiegel' comment="Don't mess with the best!" />
<adduser username='Jet' password='hammerhead' groups='Administrators "Cowboy Bebop"' fullname='Jet Black' comment="When the Black Dog bites, he don't let go!" />
</item>
<item display='Registry Tweaks'>
<!-- exactly the same format as a *.reg file -->
<registry display='Tweaks being installed...' method='write'>
;Testing...
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\voidFX]
"Working"="Yes it is!"
</registry>
<!--
read from reg
from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
in key Software\voidFX
get value from item "Working"
and export to %VOIDFX%

Will ONLY work with string values. Supported hives are HKLM, HKCU, HKCR.
-->
<registry display='Setting up environment' method='read' hive='HKLM' key='Software\voidFX' item='Working' variable='VOIDFX' />
<registry display='Cleaning up...' method='write'>
; Remove the key...
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\voidFX]
</registry>
</item>
<item display='Testing command handler...'>
<example regtest='%VOIDFX%'>Internal data gets stuck in here....</example>
</item>
<item display='Copying Post-Installation Files'>
<dircopy directory='%SOURCEPATH%\Install' target='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\' />
<dirmove directory='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Install' target='D:\Install' />
<dirdelete directory='D:\Install' />
<filecopy source='%SOURCEPATH%\I386\OEMBIOS.BI_' target='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\OEMBIOS.BI_' />
<filemove source='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\OEMBIOS.BI_' target='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\TMP.BI_' />
<filedelete source='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\TMP.BI_' />
</item>
<item display='DirectX 9.0b'>
<execute display='Installing DirectX9b...' program='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Install\Applications\DirectX9b\DX9NTopk.exe' arguments='/Q:A /R:N' />
</item>
<item display='Windows Media Player 9'>
<execute display='Installing Media Player...' program='%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Install\Applications\WMP9\MPSetupXP.exe' arguments='/Q:A /R:N' />
</item>
</items>
</XPlode>

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well I know why the svcpack.inf method didn't work....


for the other two, did you have the files in $OEM$\$1\Install before as well? and is the $OEM$ folder in the root of the CD, and not inside of the i386 folder?
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here is where all my app are at "C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\Applications
xplode is here C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install and here is where my windows media player setup is located, C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\Applications\WMP9

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do you use a virtual machine? if so, what you could do is at anypoint during the GUI phase of XP setup, pres <SHIFT><F10> to bring up a command, and navigate to C:\Install and see if the files were copied over to being with
speaking of which, could you post the [Unattend] section of your winnt.sif file
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yes i do and at the beginning when it copy over install file, and after it get to 100% i see it copying over the apps as well

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next time you try, add
/log:#Systemdrive#\XPlode.log
to either the cmdlines.txt or SetupParams sections and see if the log is created. If it is, then atleast XPlode runs, and there is something wrong with the XML or you don't have the xpd files in the XPlode directory
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[Unattended]
UnattendMode=FullUnattended
OemSkipEula=Yes
OemPreinstall=Yes
UnattendSwitch="yes"
TargetPath=\WINDOWS
Repartition=No

and yes the xpd files are with the xplode.exe. ill try /log:#Systemdrive#\XPlode.log as soon i can

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Please, whenever posting code segments, use [ CODE ]...[ /CODE ].
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if you don't get it working by tommorrow, I'm gonna try and have a guide with pictures and everything tomorrow or there abouts....


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ok im running the set up again in a virtual pc but it will be like 30min before i get to the t-12 point of the setup. ill report back when that time comes

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i added "/log:#Systemdrive#\XPlode.log" to the cmdlines.txt and it worked and it installed at the t-9 min mark not t-13

ok here what happen, above i did that to the cmdlines.txt but i also had
[SetupParams]
UserExecute="%SystemDrive%\Install\XPinstall.exe"

in my winnt.sif file at the same time. so i dont think the cmdlines.txt worked, snice the winnt.sif is suppose to run at t-9 and my set up ran at t-9.

Edited by cold95, 21 February 2004 - 09:16 PM.





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