chankya, on May 27 2005, 11:45 AM, said:
Great Success in this proj. what about silent update for advance user like /q /n in 98setoMe in dos/windows mode.
and kindly post here a full proof proj. just like the one u posted on 15/05/05 with info that it's most tested one so someone can rely better that the beta version i think u like the idea so that u can name it as beta ver for tester.
what about adding xp component i am still waiting for that. 98MEXP Edition.
Sorry, but I'm afraid this is not currently possible, because the 98SE2ME installer as it is today, is made up of 2 parts:
1. the part that installs in C:\9!M = does not make any changes to your 98SE OS.
This part is compiled with Inno Setup installer:
2. the part that installs the WinME system files = does make changes to your 98SE OS.
This part is made up of a bunch of batch, INF + REG files, all of which run from within 98SE2ME.PIF.
Because of this structure, it is not possible to run unattended with /C /Q /T:<path> etc switches, which are specific only to installer executables compiled with MS iexpress/cab sdk and similar tools.
Maybe in the future, and/if/when I have time, I'll redesign the entire installer from scratch using Iexpress or similar tools. And if/when I'll do this, I'll post it all here.
About "fool proof" 98SE2ME:
obviously that is very hard to achieve, because 98SE2ME replaces too many files from the WinME CD [~ 710 as of current release], not to create any bugs, errors, minor annoyances, incompatibilities etc.
So unfortunately there is always a "trade-off" and error margin we need to account for.
But, I can tell you that most major bugs have been squashed as far as I'm aware.
Please read the "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter in READ1ST.TXT for details:
I'm now experimenting with 2003 SP1, so I think these 2 should be treated as 1 from the point of view of creating install scripts.
As soon as I'm sure all these system files work ok, I'll post some scripts here + at my site, and will let everybody know.
Untill then, you can cut + paste my scripts from:
if u wish to install XP SP2 components [not available separately as installers] on your computer.
Similarly, u can d/l 2003 SP1 [330 MB
and then modify the XP SP2 scripts at URL above to extract + copy these files from 2003 SP1 to:
- %windir% :
- %windir%\SYSTEM :
- %windir%\FONTS :
HTML Help files above can also be installed separately:
or as part of Gape's SP 2.0.1:
Also, if you're wondering what actual files I'm going to include inside 98SE2XP/98SE22K3 installers, I need to tell you that I'm not going to add any files from XP SP2 or 2003 SP1, but only the scripts which will allow you to download these service packs, a dos console command line tool which will extract the files to a temp folder, a couple of DOS detection tools to make sure they can't be installed on anything else except 98SE [see the 98SE2ME free DOS tools I'm using], and that's it.
Note that all these files are from the English releases, and are meant *only* for the English release.
I'm not familiar with any other language releases, so I don't know which files work or which don't.
Hope this helps.