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Shoshoni

Windows XP Installation problem.

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Okay first off, I want to say that WinPE is really coming in handy when it comes to automatically formatting the drives. My next step was to install windows xp via winnt32.exe as pointed out by Gosh.

The install starts, it only copies the $BT folder. When winnt32.exe is done, it doesn't restart the pc as it should. When I restart manually, Setup starts textmode setup, load its files and simply states that it needs the WinXP Home cd.

And if I'm not mistaken the $LS folder is the most important one right?

 
;SetupMgrTag
[Data]
   AutoPartition=1
   MsDosInitiated="0"
   UnattendedInstall="Yes"

[Unattended]
   UnattendMode=FullUnattended
   OemSkipEula=Yes
   OemPreinstall=Yes
   TargetPath=\WINDOWS
   UnattendSwitch="yes"
   OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers\000_chipset;Drivers\001_network;Drivers\002_monitor;Drivers\003_tv_out;Drivers\004_usb_chipset;Drivers\005_printer;Drivers\006_scanner;Drivers\007_audio;Drivers\008_vga;Drivers\009_wlan;Drivers\0010_modem"
   DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

[GuiUnattended]
   AdminPassword=*
   EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
   OEMSkipRegional=1
   TimeZone=110
   OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
   ProductKey=
   FullName=
   OrgName=""
   ComputerName=MD8083-WINXP

[Display]
   BitsPerPel=32
   Xresolution=1280
   YResolution=1024
   Vrefresh=70

[RegionalSettings]
   LanguageGroup=1

[FavoritesEx]
   Title1="MSFN's Unattended XP CD - Introduction.url"
   URL1="http://unattended.msfn.org/index.htm"
   Title2="Russian language online tutorial and Russian phrasebook.url"
   URL2="http://www.waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/Russian/Part1.html"
   Title3="Portrait art tutorials.url"
   URL3="http://www.portrait-artist.org/"
   Title4="Sony DNA Support NetMD.url"
   URL4="http://www.sonydigital-link.com/dna/dna.asp?l=nl"

[Branding]
   BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes

[URL]
   Home_Page=www.google.nl

[Shell]
   DefaultThemesOff=Yes
   DefaultStartPanelOff=Yes

[Proxy]
   Proxy_Enable=0
   Use_Same_Proxy=1

[Identification]
   JoinWorkgroup=Werkgroep

[Networking]
   InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

[Components]
   msmsgs=off
   msnexplr=off
   pinball=off
   freecell=off
   hearts=off
   zonegames=off
   AccessOpt=off
   WMAccess=off
   WMPOCM=off
   OEAccess=off
   IEAccess=off

[GuiRunOnce]

I am completely lost here. Could it be the fact that I am using Longhorn's PE engine?

Does the /localsource switch (winnt32.exe) make any difference?

Many thanks for help in advance! :thumbup

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What does your batch file for installing look like? There are a few exampes here in the forums, and yes you should make local source on a seperate partition.

It just makes life simpler, or you can install from a UNC path.

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My startnet.cmd:

@echo off
TITLE=Windows Preinstallation Environment - Windows XP Unattended Installation
IF EXIST D:\CD.txt SET CDROM=D:
IF EXIST E:\CD.txt SET CDROM=E:
IF EXIST F:\CD.txt SET CDROM=F:
IF EXIST G:\CD.txt SET CDROM=G:
IF EXIST H:\CD.txt SET CDROM=H:
IF EXIST I:\CD.txt SET CDROM=I:
IF EXIST J:\CD.txt SET CDROM=J:
IF EXIST K:\CD.txt SET CDROM=K:
IF EXIST L:\CD.txt SET CDROM=L:
IF EXIST M:\CD.txt SET CDROM=M:
IF EXIST N:\CD.txt SET CDROM=N:
IF EXIST O:\CD.txt SET CDROM=O:
IF EXIST P:\CD.txt SET CDROM=P:
IF EXIST Q:\CD.txt SET CDROM=Q:
IF EXIST R:\CD.txt SET CDROM=R:
IF EXIST S:\CD.txt SET CDROM=S:
IF EXIST T:\CD.txt SET CDROM=T:
IF EXIST U:\CD.txt SET CDROM=U:
IF EXIST V:\CD.txt SET CDROM=V:
IF EXIST W:\CD.txt SET CDROM=W:
IF EXIST X:\CD.txt SET CDROM=X:
IF EXIST Y:\CD.txt SET CDROM=Y:
IF EXIST Z:\CD.txt SET CDROM=Z:

format c: /fs:ntfs /q /V:xp /y
%CDROM%\XP\i386\winnt32.exe /syspart:c: /tempdrive:c: /unattend:%CDROM%\XP\i386\winnt.sif

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I do it with a unattend.txt but the cmd line is .\i386\winnt32 /unattend:.\i386\unattend.txt /syspart:c:

you will have to do the reboot in your script. Winnt32 will not reboot automatic. This is by design

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