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KuDoZ

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Ok, so I've gone throught the guide... (and although it seems pretty out of date still referring to xpinstall I understood it all)

Here is what I have to far

cmdlines.txt
[Commands]
"%systemdrive%\Install\XPlode.exe /log:#systemdrive#\Install\XPlode.log"

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

xplode.xml (in $oem$\$1\install)
<XPlode>
	<config>
  <hidewindow>Windows Update</hidewindow>
  <hidewindow>CMD.EXe</hidewindow>
  <show total='6' after='2' subcount='true' />
  
  <!-- turn antialiasing OFF if you're running GUIinstall mode -->
  <font face='Tahoma' antialias='false' small='8' large='12' />
  
  <!-- note the position attribute - it is listed in 'x,y' positions. -->
  <!-- 0..8 still may be used. -->
  <window width='400' position='200,64' fixmain='0' />
  
  <!-- Example Standalone graphics mode -->
  <windowmode>Standalone</windowmode>
  <colours>
  	<header back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFF' image='%XPLODE%\images\head.png' />
  	<footer back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFF' image='%XPLODE%\images\foot.png' />
  	<progress border='#FFFFFF' back='#00000000' fore='#FFFFFFAA' fore2='#00000033' />	
  	<main back='#FF00FF' fore='#FFFFFF' current='#FFFF00' description='#FFFFFF' image='%XPLODE%\images\main.png' overlay='#FFFFFF22'/>
  </colours>
  
  <!-- Example GUI install mode -->
  <!--
  <windowmode>GUIinstall</windowmode>
  <colours>
  	<header fore='#FFFFFF' />
  	<footer fore='#FFFFFF' />
  	<progress border='#000000' back='#FFFFFF' fore='#008800' fore2='#00FF00' />	
  	<main fore='#FFFFFF' current='#FFFF00' description='#FFFFFF' overlay='#00000000'/>
  </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>
  	<!-- shortcut plugin -->
  	<shortcut>Adding shortcut: #1#</shortcut>  	
  </strings>
	</config>
	<items>
  <item display='Adding users and groups...'>
  	<!-- note the different use of quotes due to the data held in them -->
  	<adduser username='*******' password='********' groups='Administrators' fullname='Kody Jacobs' comment="The usual suspect" />
  </item>
  <item display='Registry Tweaks for *****'>
  	<!-- note the username and password -->
  	<execute 
    display='Applying tweaks...' 
    program='regedit' 
    arguments='/s "%systemdrive%\install\tweaks.reg"'
    username='*******'
    password='*****'
    />
  </item>
  <item display='7-Zip'>
  	<execute display='Installing 7-Zip...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\archival\7z313.exe' arguments='-y /q /r:n' />
  </item>
  <item display='Nero Burning ROM 6316'>
  	<execute display='Installing Nero Burning ROM 6.3.1.6...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\burning\nero6316.exe' arguments='/SN= /WRITE_SN /SILENT /NOREBOOT' />
  </item>
  <item display='K-Lite Codecs'>
  	<execute display='Installing K-Lite Codecs...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\codecs\klmcodec100.exe' arguments='/verysilent /sp- /dir="C:\Program Files\Codecs\KLITE"' />
  </item>
  <item display='WMA Runtimes'>
  	<execute display='Installing WMA Runtimes...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\codecs\WMFDist.exe' arguments='/Q' />
  </item>
  <item display='WMA Codecs'>
  	<execute display='Installing WMA Codecs...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\codecs\wmacodec.exe' arguments='/Q:U /R:N' />
  </item>
  <item display='Motherboard Monitor 5.3.6.0'>
  	<execute display='Installing Motherboard Monitor 5.3.6.0...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\diagnostic\mbm5360.exe' arguments='/silent' />
  </item>
  <item display='Daemon Tools 3.44'>
  	<execute display='Installing Daemon Tools 3.44...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\emulation\daemon344.exe' arguments='REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS  /qn' />
  </item>
  <item display='VMWare 4.00'>
  	<execute display='Installing VMWare 4.00...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\emulation\VMWARE400_4460.EXE' arguments='/S /V"/QN REBOOT=Suppress"' />
  </item>
  <item display='Adobe Acrobat 6.01'>
  	<execute display='Installing Adobe Acrobat 6.01...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\AdbeRdr60_enu_full.exe' arguments='-p"-s /v\"/qn\""' />
  </item>
  <item display='BigPond Cable Login'>
  	<execute display='Installing BigPond Cable Login...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\BPCable.EXE' arguments='/QB' />
  </item>
  <item display='BigPond Cable Toolbar'>
  	<execute display='Installing BigPond Cable Toolbar...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\bptsetup.exe' arguments='/QB' />
  </item>
  <item display='Flash FXP 2.1'>
  	<execute display='Installing Flash FXP 2.1...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\FlashFXP_21.exe' arguments='/Silent' />
  </item>
  <item display='MS Java'>
  	<execute display='Installing Miscrosoft Java...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\msjavx86.exe' arguments='"/c:"javatrig.exe /exe_install /l /q /qq" /q:a /r:n"' />
  </item>
  <item display='Sun Java 1.4.2.04'>
  	<execute display='Installing Sun Java 1.4.2.04...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\j2re-1_4_2_04.exe' arguments='/s /v"/qn REBOOT=Suppress"' />
  </item>
  <item display='MYIE2 0.9.18.20'>
  	<execute display='Installing MYIE2 0.9.18.20...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\internet\M2Combo.exe' arguments='/S' />
  </item>
  <item display='CDEX 1.51'>
  	<execute display='Installing CDEX 1.51...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\media\cdex_151.exe' arguments='/s /D=C:\Program Files\CDEX' />
  </item>
  <item display='dbPowerAmp Music Converter 10'>
  	<execute display='Installing dbPowerAmp Music Converter 10...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\media\dMC.exe' arguments='<Silent>' />\
  	<execute display='Installing dbPowerAmp Lame Encoder...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\media\dMCLame.exe' arguments='<Silent>' />
  </item>
  <item display='Foobar 2000 0.8'>
  	<execute display='Installing Foobar 2000 0.8...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\media\Foobar.exe' arguments='/S' />
  </item>
  <item display='Partition Magic 8'>
  	<execute display='Installing Partition Magic 8...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\system\pm8\setup\setup.exe' arguments='/S /V/QN' />
  </item>
  <item display='TweakUI 2.10 Powertoy'>
  	<execute display='Installing TweakUI 2.10 Powertoy...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\tweaks\TweakUI.msi' arguments='/qb' />
  </item>
  <item display='Objectdock 1.0'>
  	<execute display='Installing Objectdock 1.0...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\tweaks\objectdock.exe' arguments='/S' />
  	<execute display='Configuring Objectdock' program='%systemdrive%\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe' arguments='-ah1 -ps1 -pa2 -m1' />
  	<execute display='Closing Objectdock' program='%systemdrive%\Install\pskill.exe' arguments='objectdock.exe' />
  </item>
	</items>
</XPlode>

And I'm not having any luck, at either the t-12 minute mark, from cmdlines.txt or the t-9 mark from winnt.sif

Can someone please suggest something because I've been through it with a least 15 variations and I can't get it....

Thanks,

Oh, I'm using XP SP2, jedboecks removal techniques, removed OOBE and MUI...

Cheers,

Scott


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scott,

Please remove your Nero Key from your post

edit: you can't use < and > on line 113
<execute display='Installing dbPowerAmp Music Converter 10...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\media\dMC.exe' arguments='<Silent>' />\
and because of that the xml file is not runned (parsed) by xplode
simply remove this characters from line 113 and 114 and it wil work.
A good way to check the syntax is open the file in ie explorer.

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Sorry, bout the key.. forgot it....

The reason I used the <> syntax was because that's how that programs recognisesa silent install... didn't think they would work with xml though... will retry without them and see how I go...

Thanks,

Scott

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I made the changes to line 113 and 114 removing the <> but it's still not running. I'm not getting any log created so it seems that rather than not parsing the xml, it isn't even actually running XPlode....

Any ideas?

Scott

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Have you tried adding a /log:... to the winnt.sif line?
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Hi!

on an additional note:
<item display='Registry Tweaks for *****'>
  <!-- note the username and password -->
  <execute 
   display='Applying tweaks...' 
   program='regedit' 
   arguments='/s "%systemdrive%\install\tweaks.reg"'
   username='*******'
   password='*****'
   />
 </item>

wont work either, you will have to specify the full path to regedit in order to execute it when username & password are given!

And as a little tip on testing, since you already use vmware, try building the required file structure on a vmware client system and test your xml with xplode there, that makes debugging a lot easier!

Hope this helps a little

Greetz

KMan

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Hey guys,

yeah wraith, I tried with and without the /log file... will add it for future reference though...

Thanks kman, will add the reference to regedit.. it's under system32 right? anyways I'll have a look...

So XPlode can be run from command after windows has actually been installed can it?? I tried before from the run dialog, but I'll give it a go in a dos prompt.

Thanks for your help guys,

Scott

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It can be run. Or at least, it does on my system.

You should use %SYSTEMROOT%\regedit.exe for the regedit entry.
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Sweet, thanks mate... oh and good to see this is the project of a fellow aussie!!

Nice work man!

[edit]
Well, I tried what you guys suggested; I can't seem to run XPlode through the command prompt, either through a batch, or through direct entry... I get no display and upon checking the program files directory there is no change either.... little stumped here.... Can't see anything else wrong with the xml syntax, everything is closed, all the program install arguments shouldn't interfere now... dunno....
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Scott

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Ok, tested running XPlode in my current install with the logging extension... and it worked no problem, now... the only difference between my installation and the virtual one are SP2, and removed MUI and OOBE on the virtual.... don't know if this could be the problem... but it's the only difference that I can see...


Cheers anyways,

Scott

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Don't know what, if any, dependencies XPlode has on mui or oobe.

I don't think there should be any, but you never know. As far as I can tell, it's only dependent on GDI+, and the standard windows program dependencies. *gives a baffled look*

Oh, and us aussies r0x0r :afro: :punk: :excited:
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