TEXTMODE MassStorageDrivers Method How my 3ware drivers wiggled onto the CD
Posted 10 October 2005 - 05:03 PM
Since I am multibooting, I must add the $OEM$ folder which contains the drivers to the BOOT folder (not inside I386).
It seems to be working under simulation... I'll test it on a real computer tomorrow. I can even "see" setup copying iaStor.sys during the installation process.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:15 AM
The only succesful repeatable method I have found from UACD is the txtsetup.sif method.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 12:09 PM
You only need the raid drivers loaded if you using a raid level on drives your booting from
Posted 31 October 2005 - 06:02 PM
I mean, if you provide some drivers, setup will load the files but will halt a bit later telling you it was unable to find any hard disk. Maybe it would work on a machine which trully need the extra drivers you added but it doesn't work under simulation (using Intel x64 Raid Drivers under VMware 5.5 Beta).
This post has been edited by Incroyable HULK: 31 October 2005 - 06:09 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 04:33 PM
Iastor.sys exist in many versions and some of our dell box require a specific one to boot from an unattended cd (raid mode)
I tried using the latest AA or Matrix iastor - NOT
My question is can i use multiple iastor maybe seprate them by folder and let the unattned find the right one?
I have an example from SIS - but I'm getting confused
I download the SIS raid 32bit setup r3.04c and looked in the floppyimage folder
same structure for 2 other folders : 964plus180(181) and 965_965L
the txtsetup.oem for the 964_180 folder is:
d1 = "SiS Raid/IDE Driver Diskette", \SISRAID, \
d2 = "SiS Raid/IDE Driver Diskette", \SISRAID, \RAID\SRV2003
d3 = "SiS Raid/IDE Driver Diskette", \SISRAID, \RAID\WIN2000
d4 = "SiS Raid/IDE Driver Diskette", \SISRAID, \RAID\WINXP
d5 = "SiS Raid/IDE Driver Diskette", \SISRAID, \RAID\WS03XP64
scsi = SISRAID_XP
SISRAID_2003 = "Srv2003 32bit SiS Raid/IDE Controller"
SISRAID_XP = "WinXP 32bit SiS Raid/IDE Controller"
SISRAID_2000 = "Win2000 32bit SiS Raid/IDE Controller"
SISRAID_64 = "Windows 64bit SiS Raid/IDE Controller"
driver = d2, SiSRaid.sys, SiSRaid
dll = d2, Property.dll
inf = d2, SiSRaid.inf
catalog= d2, sisraid.cat
driver = d4, SiSRaid.sys, SiSRaid
dll = d4, Property.dll
inf = d4, SiSRaid.inf
catalog= d4, sisraid.cat
driver = d3, SiSRaid.sys, SiSRaid
dll = d3, Property.dll
inf = d3, SiSRaid.inf
catalog= d3, sisraid.cat
driver = d5, SiSRaid.sys, SiSRaid
;dll = d5, Property.dll
inf = d5, SiSRaid.inf
catalog= d5, sisraid.cat
value = parameters\PnpInterface,"5",REG_DWORD,1
how do i intergrate this into my unattend and how do I create one for the iastor/intel version
I'll be working on this and post any if any of my success !!!!
Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:30 PM
IF ANYONE knows where I can get this utility, I would really appreciate it PLEASE!!!!!
Dude, does anyone know where I can get this utility??
RASOR - Raid Ata Sata Oem Repackager
I need it soo bad - I've done ton's of work on an image - and my goal is to be able to inject txtmode sata drivers into an alread created image that can go on any model of machine... right now I've got it up to about 30 different models of machines....
IF ANYONE knows where I can get this utility, I would really appreciate it PLEASE!!!!!
Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:06 AM
Sorry guys I dropped the ball...
Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:09 PM
Anyone have any ideas about this...it should not be TOO different than a CD based installation.
Posted 17 March 2006 - 07:54 PM
Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:37 PM
This is my winnt file for textmode:
"WinXP Promise MBFastTrak133 Lite Controller" = "OEM"
"IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL"
It boots to the section of saying "press F6.............." then it throws this up:
"Please insert the disk labeled windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM into dirve A"
Where do I go from here??
Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:00 PM
I've looked thru the txtset.oem & I think it is still pointing to the floppy.
From the file:
d4 = "Promise FastTrak Series Driver Diskette", \fasttrak, \WinXP
driver = d4, Fasttrak.sys, Fasttrak
inf = d4, Fasttrak.inf
d4 is disc four of a floppy set??
If so how do I get the setup to look at the cd rom for [Files.scsi.FastTrak133_xp]????
Edit/ These two links in the first post of the thread are dead so I can't check. Down the bottom of the post.
This post has been edited by Hipster Doofus: 04 May 2006 - 08:05 PM
Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:25 AM
just to clarify: DO NOT PRESS F6 when using this method!
If I could figure out which CD I put my source code on I would try to get RASOR running again
Posted 05 May 2006 - 02:24 AM
Direct link to exe
Here's the path to the driver.....motherboard_driver_raid_promise_20276\RAID_chip20276\Driver\WinXP\
The Txtsetup.oem is in the driver folder which I put into the winxp folder.
In [scsi] I am using this>
FastTrak133_xp2 = "WinXP Promise MBFastTrak133 Lite Controller", FastTrak
Better give a bit more info...
Following the guide I copied my MassStorageDrivers entry from the txtsetup.oem.
[MassStorageDrivers] FastTrak133_xp2 = "WinXP Promise MBFastTrak133 Lite (tm) Controller", FastTrak = "OEM" "IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL" [OEMBootFiles] txtsetup.oem FASTTRAK.INF FASTTRAK.CAT FASTTRAK.SYS
When I first booted up I got about 1 or 2 seconds then this came up>>
"Line 68 of the INF file \I386\winnt.sif is invalid" That pointed to the massstoragedriver line.
What I did then was to edit the mass driver to remove words outside the quotes.
It now looks like this>
[MassStorageDrivers] "WinXP Promise MBFastTrak133 Lite (tm) Controller" = "OEM" "IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL" [OEMBootFiles] txtsetup.oem FASTTRAK.INF FASTTRAK.CAT FASTTRAK.SYS
This is where I get to "press F6" which I don't, then staight after I get the box about loading the floppy.
This post has been edited by Hipster Doofus: 05 May 2006 - 03:17 AM
Posted 05 May 2006 - 02:23 PM
The disk portion of the txtsetup.oem isnt actually that important. Trust me I've screwed with it a lot. However where are you copying your files and are you copying all of them with the directory structure?
The reason I ask is that this is a generic txtsetup.oem file for all of those drivers. If you are only copying the 3 files (FASTTRAK.cat, FASTTRAK.sys, FASTTRAK.inf) to your folders it probably wont work. You will need to keep the directory structure below where the txtsetup.oem file is.
so .../Textmode/WinXP/ needs to be maintained.
I usually recommend copying the whole darn thing and then pairing it down after you have it working. So in your case the contents of the Driver directory should be copied (its less than 2mb) to ALL of the directories. I'm willing to bet it will work then.
Once you have it working we can work on removing what you don't need. Its not too hard to rewrite the txtsetup.oem file, that is what RASOR does...its around here somewhere I swear...
Posted 06 May 2006 - 07:17 PM
I've stripped the install back to basics. Tried again. Same result. I'll list my stuff to make sure it is all in the right place.
First my winnt.sif
;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=1 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword= EncryptedAdminPassword=NO OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=255 OemSkipWelcome=1 [UserData] ProductKey= FullName="Hipster Doofus" OrgName="XP Ontology" ComputerName= [Display] BitsPerPel=24 Xresolution=800 YResolution=600 Vrefresh=60 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 SystemLocale=00000c09 UserLocale=00000c09 InputLocale=0c09:00000409 [Identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [MassStorageDrivers] "WinXP Promise MBFastTrak133 Lite (tm) Controller" = "OEM" "IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL" [OEMBootFiles] Txtsetup.oem FASTTRAK.INF FASTTRAK.CAT FASTTRAK.SYS
Now the folder/file structure.
$OEM$\TEXTMODE\WinXP\FASTTRAK.CAT: FASTTRAK.INF: FASTTRAK.SYS
..............Txtsetup.oem (plus all the other folders & files from the driver pack)
I386\$OEM$\(same structure as above)
If it is all correct then it's a dead end............knowing me though it's not right.
UPDATE: Been looking through the thread again & dowwn the bottom of the first page trainee mentioned something I have not done. Seeing as my files are in an extra folder (WinXP) I am going to add it to the winnt file under [OEMBootFiles] so it looks like this>>
All fingers crossed!
Next Update FIZZER. No go. Same message. Wish I had a XP home floppy. At least it would install quickly.
This post has been edited by Hipster Doofus: 06 May 2006 - 08:18 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:43 PM
If it is I do NOT believe it is related to the drivers. For kicks you might try the bare source of this XP cd (aka the original cd). Does it throw up this same message?
You might also consider altering/adding this to your winnt.sif:
[Data] AutoPartition=0 [Unattended] FileSystem=*
This will help determine if the drivers are actually loading correctly and it is giving this message after that. If you watch the blue bar at the bottom of the screen you should see the drivers loading. They will be toward the end (after you see all the adaptec etc. drivers go by), but they can go fast and are easily missed.
Finally, just so we cover all of the bases, you are testing this on the actual hardware correct? Not emulated?
This post has been edited by trainee: 07 May 2006 - 09:45 PM
Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:43 AM
I went right back to basics, using XPSP2, tried textmode, no go, insert floppy.
I tried adding to the txtsetup.sif, creating a cab file, no go, insert floppy.
I tried nlite, no go, insert floppy.
What happens everytime time is it will start to boot then say to press F6 (which I don't) then straight after that it asks for the floppy. It seems as if no files are being loaded as the F6 thing comes up after a couple of seconds after booting.
I must have an issue somewhere other than the driver. I'll try what you suggested above & see how it goes. I'll use the original XP disc.
Thanx for the help. Appreciate it.
This post has been edited by Hipster Doofus: 08 May 2006 - 01:47 AM
Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:32 AM
Hipster Doofus said:
Case is importand.
Remember, a a:\WINNT.SIF goes first.
Edit a a:\WINNT.SIF, remove [MassStorageDrivers] section and boot existing cd.
Do you get error message still?
Thanks for winnt.sif [MassStorageDrivers] solution.
I'm using that at PE. Setupldr.bin in minint mode use files:
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