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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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Shoshoni

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I guess no one can help me. Thanks anyways

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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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thanks