WinPE 4 and Windows 7 storage driver (critical) problem
i'm triyin to create a universal staging platform. As base i want ot use a WinPE 4 x64 image which gets delivered via PXE and then start the setup process in unattend mode from a network share.
The installation works fine on VMWare or machines where the hardware is already supported. i've only a problem with hardware which needs driver included.
The setup starts but stops with the Error
"Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unatted answer file's <ImageInstall>. Make sure the setting references a valid partition and restart the installation"
Further investigation shows that the setup needs a driver to continue the installation. The same behaviour is shown if i use a DVD as installation media. After providing the driver Required, the installation will complete without any interruptions. But i would like to do this in unattend mode.
The logfile "setupact.log" shows me the installation cannot continue because of the missing driver:
2013-12-18 11:01:56, Info IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk  is BLOCKED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...
2013-12-18 11:01:56, Info IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] Windows needs the driver for device [Intel® C600 Series Chipset SATA RAID Controller]. Click 'Load Driver' and load the required device driver.
Usually the driver needed for the setup are taken from the boot.wim. As using WinPE 4 for booting, the drivers are incompatible to the OS getting installed. Injecting the Win 7 drivers into the WinPE 4 image will cause the WinPE stop from working (stuck at boot).
What i've tried so far:
- inject the driver into install wim
--> failed - same error
- including the dirver in pass "windowsPE" <driverpath> ...
--> setup start and "expands Windows sources" but fails with error: "windows cannot continue because a reqiuired driver could not be installed"
2013-12-18 13:45:37, Error [0x0602a9] IBS CallBack_AddDriverPackageIntoDriverStore:Failed to install the driver package [c:\drivers\storage\iaAHCI.inf]. Driver package is [Critical]. Error code is [0x32][gle=0x00000032]
2013-12-18 13:45:37, Error [0x0602ab] IBS CallBack_AddDriverPackageIntoDriverStore:An error occurred while installing the driver package  offline GLE is [0x32][gle=0x00000032]
2013-12-18 13:45:37, Info [0x0640ae] IBSLIB PublishMessage: Publishing message [Windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be installed.]
- combining both steps above
--> fails too
Is there any possibility to provide the drivers needed for the installation?