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HFSLIP, The 2K/XP/2K3 slipstreamer
Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:04 AM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:36 AM
gonna try this right now
Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:28 AM
Just tried with the 60220 version and got the same problem.
I think I'll try a run through with a plain W2K CD to make sure I'm doing everything right.
Will post back soon.
Yea, the plain W2K server CD I just HFSLIP-ed works fine so the problems I'm haveing with the 3-way Pro/Server/Advanced must be more to do with the multi-boot than HFSLIP or anything I'm doing.
I'm curious about the bit in HFSLIP when it asks for the path to the booting version. Is there a bit of detail on that published somewhere ?
Meanwhile I'll try to make a single-boot disc from the 3-way original, keeping it's paths.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:31 PM
Suggestion/Request: add the contents of HFAAO to ERROR_REPORT.txt.
- Sub-suggestion: add contents of FDVFILES to ERROR_REPORT.txt...not sure how useful that would be, though.
DX7 vs. DX9 is still giving me problems. I now revert to DX7 when I use addons even without CODECS (or codec addons). Still trying to get the problem accurately diagnosed...
Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:57 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:03 PM
Unless you think I should run the patch anyway?
Edited by TAiN, 05 March 2006 - 01:04 PM.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:25 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:30 PM
I just ran HFLSIP with a lot of variables eliminated and DX9 came out alright...I am adding things back in hopes of discovering the culprit...it seems to be one of the addon packs that I am using but it will take some time to figure out which one(s).
Edited by TAiN, 05 March 2006 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:17 PM
If there is an INF in CODECS or one of the addons that doesn't point to the right file, there is a train wreck behind the scenes and DX9 is derailed. It doesn't seem to matter which addon/codec/file is missing; if the installer has to stop and ask then DX9 won't report be reported by dxdiag properly.
I wonder what else might be going wrong along with DX9...
Edited by TAiN, 05 March 2006 - 02:18 PM.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:33 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 04:26 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:04 PM
HFSLIPWU.zip 3.26KB 50 downloads
One goes bad because of codecs, the other goes bad because of addons (ignore the /HF installs).
After even more testing, my original diagnosis is holding true. As long as there are no burps/hiccups/questions/problems everything is peachy.
Edited by TAiN, 05 March 2006 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:20 PM
Do you have msxml3.dl_ in your SOURCESS\I386 folder?
Is msxml3.dll removed with the FDV Fileset? If not, I see no problem in those HFSLIPWU.INF files.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:31 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:43 PM
That might help
I can post a bad addon if anyone else wants to give it a spin and see what happens.
I just started applying the fix to the HFAAO part of HFSLIP but then it occured to me that it just cannot be fixed in all cases. The issue is this... Some codec packages include a file that's also part of DirectX9, but they often include the version for Windows XP.
These are the cases it can be detected by HFSLIP:
- when it's "loose" inside the HFEXPERT\CODECS folder
- when it's "loose" inside an application addon CAB
It can be detected but cannot always be fixed when it's inside a CAB inside an application addon (assuming that the configuration file contains a reference to the file in question).
It can't be detected if the file is located inside:
- a switchless installer
- a switchless installer inside an application addon
Edited by Tomcat76, 05 March 2006 - 06:53 PM.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:59 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 07:38 PM
DirectX9 also covers "sound"....
Edited by Tomcat76, 05 March 2006 - 07:40 PM.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 07:48 PM
Some codec packages contain files that happen to be part of DirectX9 too.
DirectX9 also covers "sound"....
Some of the addons that cause problems (like the one I posted) have absolutely nothing to do with DX, video, codecs, or sound.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 08:56 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 09:00 PM
Here are some that have given me trouble:
An issue that some of these (at least one) have is that they don't include a carriage return after the last entry of [txtsetup_files] so the next addon that gets parsed gets started in the middle of an existing line instead of starting a new line...this will stop your installation FAST :/
It is easy enough to fix, though.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 11:49 PM
I hope I covered everything.
Posted 06 March 2006 - 08:06 AM
Names of the files in your HFAAO folder: DIR/B/S/ON HFAAOThis one looks easy enough to fix
But then I hit a brick wall. Setup (in GUI) stopped to ask me for NT5.CAT. That was a showstopper. The only wildcard on that run was that I had HFCLEANUP included and, while it has been working for me, my reducer fileset isn't completely bug free yet.
I am installing again without HFCLEANUP now...but I forgot to replace Oleg2's files in FDVFILES with FDV's original files...will that cause an issue? I'll report my results when I come home for lunch.
Thanks for posting this new version and including my feature request.
Edited by TAiN, 06 March 2006 - 08:40 AM.
Posted 06 March 2006 - 09:17 AM
I re-released this one. You should get a correct listing in ERROR_REPORT.TXT now....
Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:24 PM
/me heads over to the HFCLEANUP topic for reference
Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:40 PM
I didn't touch the HFCLEANUP section in 60306 (or any other version for that matter) so it's probably better to head over to the HFCLEANUP thread, yes.
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