kenedy

kTool (just another software selector)

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hey Kenedy

i was wondering in the path for running an installation. would "%systemdrive% or %CDROM%" work in place of "hdd c: or d: or cdrom e: f: and so on" as this would be an easier way in pathing to the installation file...

just another wonder of the world

Gr8 tool by the way man

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christoff

Environment variables currently don't work (except for DOS command).

But if you put append=cd in ini file then paths become relative to ktool.exe location.

[config]
append=cd
[prog1]
runwait = prog.exe
;this will launch d:\install\prog1.exe if ktool.exe is located in d:\install

Or did you mean automatic searching for correct CD drive letter?

SC00BS

I plan to write a help file. Just too busy at work right now, no time for that :(

AntonP

;)

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sorry kenedy i didnt make my point clear....

yes thats what i ment for ktools to search for the correct drive....

so it would be gr8 if ktools would search via %CDROM% so i wouldnt have 2 have different installation disk for different drives

if its possible it be brill but if its gonna be to much of a hassle for you dont worry about dude....

thanks all the same

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My CD searching function if it helps you, Kenedy.

FindCD()

While $cddrive = ""
  MsgBox(16, "Warning", "Please insert CD into a drive now")
  Sleep(2000)
  FindCD()
Wend

Func FindCD()
  $drvs = DriveGetDrive("CDROM")
  If Not @error Then
     For $i = 1 To $drvs[0]
        If DriveStatus($drvs[$i] & "\") = "READY" Then
           If FileExists($drvs[$i] & "\WIN51") Then
              $cddrive = $drvs[$i]
           EndIf
        EndIf
     Next
  EndIf
EndFunc  ;==>FindCD

Thats what I use in my RunOnceEx, to find a CDRom with the win51 file in it. You could also turn it into a variable?

If it is at all useful for you?

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MHz

Thank's :thumbup

christoff

I'll add that functionality.

(probably as new command, something like AskForCD=filepath\filename)

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Wey Hey.......

Thanks alot kenedy oooooh and a big thanks to MHz

very good job guys

i'll check back soon

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Could someone post a copy of their install file so I can take a look at it on how to use it please?

Thanks

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Hi Guys

Has anybody had any look getting the apps to install from cd?

Need to find a way of using ktool but install apps from cd instead of hdd?

Looked at the post above with code to find the cd but were would I put this ?

In the config.ini or the say xp.ini?

Any help on this!!PLEASE!!

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I must be doing something wrong, but I cannot seem to get ktool to run a profile automatically.

So I have a OPR profile and I run:

ktool.exe win_xp.ini OPR

and that did not work

nor does

ktool.exe /GUI win_xp.ini

Plz hlp.

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@polecat: If you put a folder on your cd say "post install programs" and put ktool along with all the programs you want to install i think it will work fine they way kenedy says (havent tested this yet though)

@kenedy: very nice app, this replaced all the other methods I was using :thumbup any chance of adding a dialouge box or sidebar for program descriptions? Or failing that, could i have the source?

EDIT: to clarify, i mean to make program descriptions available at the selection stage

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Sorry, missed all latest replies.

Anyway, I don't have enougt time to add any new features.

If anyone is interested - here's the source code:source

PM me if have questions about it.

Just... try to keep it simple ;)

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may you add a time out options?

set for example 00:02:00 (time will count down) hh:mm:ss

before starting the installation automatically.

the time will stop or freeze if focusing the application installer

or adding a sort of "Pause" button.

and what you think about ftp installation support?

fro example use wget to download sw lists.. (ini from an ftp..)

loading it and choose what you would like to install?

thanks for this usefull app

michele

http://mberardi.argomedia.it

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Hello,

Great tool!!!

Some questions:

In my ini file I use the "Reboot" command in the middle of it...

I execute the script through command line (not gui)!

But after reboot the user must logon in order to continue the exec of the ktool ini...

1) How can I include the autologon details in the reboot command?

2) Do I have to expose the psw?

3) Where is a list of the command line params?

Thank you

Andreas Gortsilas

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Just wanted to say....

Quiet nice Tool. Make Life with Installation much easyer. :thumbup

Well done.

Greetz

Dinu

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