cai_sebas

Bootable Vista DVD

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A time ago I was searching for an easy way to make an image of my Vista files. You need Windows AIK to do this. A huge set of tools somewhere about 700mb. It seems making your image is quite simple if you know where to begin. So here is your start.

The files attached are batched which automatically creates an image for you, so you won't have to work with the real command.

We recommend you create an UDF Image. The original Vista DVD is UDF format.

UDF

Save it as 'younameit.cmd'. Replace 'YOURVISTADIR' by the location of you own Vista files.

CLS
@echo off
TITLE Creating UDF Image of Miscrosoft Windows Vista
ECHO.
ECHO You image is now being created. Make sure oscdimg.exe is present.
ECHO.
ECHO Creating your UDF...
oscdimg -bc:\YOURVISTADIR\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lVISTA_EN_DVD C:\YOURVISTADIR\ C:\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01.iso
ECHO.
PAUSE
EXIT

ISO Making an ISO is also possible. However we recommend UDF.

Save it as 'younameit.cmd'. Replace 'YOURVISTADIR' by the location of you own Vista files.

CODE
CLS
@echo off
TITLE Creating ISO Image of Miscrosoft Windows Vista
ECHO.
ECHO You image is now being created. Make sure oscdimg.exe is present.
ECHO.
ECHO Creating your ISO...
oscdimg -bc:\YOURVISTADIR\boot\etfsboot.com -h -j1 -j2 -m -o -x-lVISTA_EN_DVD C:\YOURVISTADIR\ C:\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01.iso
ECHO.
PAUSE
EXIT

There are many other options which can compile an ISO/UDF. If there are better complication I hope to see them! These little batches are just for starters. I am sure pro's can do it without hassle in command.

:hello:

oscdimg.exe

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Once you have all your Vista-DVD-Files in one directory of your HD, copy your AutoUnattend.xml to this directory - directly into this directory, not in any subfolders. Open a command prompt (Start\Run\cmd) and use oscdimg to create an ISO file:

oscdimg -n –m -bD:\MyVistaDVD\boot\etfsboot.com D:\MyVistaDVD\ D:\Vistax86.iso

Note:

If you're handeling a 64bit Vista-DVD than use efisys.bin instead of etfsboot.com!

You have to replace D:\MyVistaDVD\ with your Path to your Vista-DVD files.

The last part - D:\Vistax86.iso - just attaches a name to the ISO file.

Burn this ISO to a DVD using third party software.

Let it rock...

Martin

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Thanks FireGeier,

Working on it now, I get an error

ERROR: Could not delete existing file "D:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\" Error 5

Still working on it!

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Are you doing all this under Vista? If so, have you shared your Vista-DVD folder?

Martin

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No just under XP. I am gonna try a few things atm. I let you guys know!

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oscdimg -n –m -bD:\MyVistaDVD\boot\etfsboot.com D:\MyVistaDVD\ D:\Vistax86.iso

add -u -u1 -u2 option to make UDF filesystem

oscdimg -n –m -u -u1 -u2 -bD:\boot.img D:\MyVistaDVD\ D:\Vistax86.iso

extract boot.img using ISO buster

Edited by neo_matrix.rs
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After some struggeling I finally got the right code. Down here there is a simpel command/batch code whick makes your Vista ISO.

Make sure you use the right paths. And have the file oscdimg.exe present in the same folder as the batch. Oscdimg.exe can be found in Windows AIK, PE Tools.

Save it as createiso.cmd (name doesn't matter just the extension .cmd)

CLS
@echo off
TITLE Creating ISO Image of Miscrosoft Windows Vista
ECHO.
ECHO You image is now being created. Make sure oscdimg.exe is present.
ECHO.
ECHO Creating your ISO...
oscdimg -bd:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\boot\etfsboot.com -h -j1 -j2 -m -o -x-lVISTA_EN_DVD D:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\ C:\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01.iso
ECHO.
PAUSE
EXIT

Works like a charm

Edit: Added oscdimg.exe and fixed the code, which now works properly

oscdimg.exe

Edited by cai_sebas
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why are u not using -u -u1 -u2 options?

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cdimage.exe -lLRMCXFRE_EN_DVD -t11/02/2006,20:00:00 -g -h -u2 -ur"C:\ISO\README.TXT" -b"C:\ISO\VISTA_BOOT.bin" -o -m "C:\ISO\VISTA" "C:\ISO\LRMCxFRE_EN_DVD.iso"

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The -u -u1 -u2 options didn't worked for me. I am gonna retry those now. The original Vista image is also UDF so I guess that is the best option.

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To create you UDF Image. Save it as createudf.cmd (name doesn't matter just the extension .cmd)

CLS
@echo off
TITLE Creating UDF Image of Miscrosoft Windows Vista
ECHO.
ECHO You image is now being created. Make sure oscdimg.exe is present.
ECHO.
ECHO Creating your UDF...
oscdimg -bd:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lVISTA_EN_DVD D:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\ C:\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01.iso
ECHO.
PAUSE
EXIT

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After some struggeling I finally got the right code. Down here there is a simpel command/batch code whick makes your Vista ISO.

Make sure you use the right paths. And have the file oscdimg.exe present in the same folder as the batch. Oscdimg.exe can be found in Windows AIK, PE Tools.

Save it as createiso.cmd (name doesn't matter just the extension .cmd)

CLS
@echo off
TITLE Creating ISO Image of Miscrosoft Windows Vista
ECHO.
ECHO You image is now being created. Make sure oscdimg.exe is present.
ECHO.
ECHO Creating your ISO...
oscdimg -bd:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\boot\etfsboot.com -h -j1 -j2 -m -o -x-lVISTA_EN_DVD D:\Projects\Unattended\Vista\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01\ C:\WVISTAUL_EN_VOL01.iso
ECHO.
PAUSE
EXIT

Works like a charm

Edit: Added oscdimg.exe and fixed the code, which now works properly

Yes thats working great just popped the oscdimg.exe into sytsem32 in xp

Made image 100% Boots straight up from the dvd. Just having trouble Vista recognising the the ans file, retracing all steps now.

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Once you have all your Vista-DVD-Files in one directory of your HD, copy your AutoUnattend.xml to this directory - directly into this directory, not in any subfolders. Open a command prompt (Start\Run\cmd) and use oscdimg to create an ISO file:

oscdimg -n –m -bD:\MyVistaDVD\boot\etfsboot.com D:\MyVistaDVD\ D:\Vistax86.iso

Note:

If you're handeling a 64bit Vista-DVD than use efisys.bin instead of etfsboot.com!

You have to replace D:\MyVistaDVD\ with your Path to your Vista-DVD files.

The last part - D:\Vistax86.iso - just attaches a name to the ISO file.

Burn this ISO to a DVD using third party software.

Let it rock...

Martin

Now to be clear the Autounattend.xml file which normally resided in the Sources Dir. needs now to be placed in the root of the bootable dvd?

Just tried when in Sources Dir. not reading the file & not unattending.

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Autounattend.xml needs to be present in the Root
Not necessarily

Works off root of floppy/usb stick. Can change it that way if error occurs

Works in Sources for me with the $oem$ present and the <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>

Don't know if it's because I also use some <OEMInformation> stuff

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