WINPE 3.0 and Ghost32 Trouble create uasable wim file
Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:16 PM
I am wits end here. I have managed to get my new ghost.wim file to actually boot right into the ghost console however, no matter where I install the latest drivers for our new computers, I cannot get Ghost to recognize them.
I added the latest drive to the #2 index but they are not recognized. I then thought to add them to the #1 index but then, WDS would not recognize the wim at all.
What am I missing here. These are the steps I have taken thus far that have worked.
I mounted the boot.wim from the Windows 7 media and renamed it to ghost.wim.
After the wim was mounted I created a Ghost folder and copied the ghost32.exe file to it.
I then copied the winpeshl.ini to the system32 folder of the mounted wim. Here are the contents of that ini file -
AppPath = %SYSTEMDRIVE%\GHOST\ghost32.exe
That being done, I save and unmount the wim. When I PXE boot and select that boot file, everything works up until the point where the Ghost multicast kicks in. I cannot get it to recognize and nic drivers. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, did I mention I have never done this before. I am learning under the gun and am too young to be losing my hair...
Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:54 AM
Instead of modding winpeshl.ini, edit startnet.cmd and add:
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 16 -w 1000>null
wpeint initializes the nic.
Ping is used as a delay so there's time for nic init/ip allocation..
run ipconfig to check nic status.
Also, you may need to add the nic drivers to your wim.
::-------------- Add Drivers to x86 WinPE ----------------------
dism /image:c:\WinPE_x86\mount /Add-Driver /driver:c:\Drivers_x86\Network /recurse /forceunsigned
Hope it works for you!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:50 PM
This post has been edited by Tripredacus: 10 August 2012 - 02:57 PM