How to launch Winnt32 on x64? Getting wiered error message...
Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:21 AM
I have been running x86 versions of WinPE and 2003SP1 installations, but I am trying to move into x64 environments.... so I have rebuilt my WinPE based on x64 Windows 2003 SP1 source media, which is working, I then kick of the Windows2003x64 installation from within WinPE with the following command:
Start /wait C:\Progra~1\<company>\amd64\winnt32.exe /s:C:\Progra~1\<company>\amd64 /syspart:c: /tempdrive:c: /unattend:C:\unattend\standard.txt
The installation kicks off but after copying some files, it returns the following error:
An error occurred copying file w_isdel.exe to c:\$win_nt$.~ls\i386\w_isdel.exe
If I check the amd64 directory on the RTM CD, no such file: However, there is a file named like that in the i386 folder which makes me wonder? Should I copy the amd64 or the i386 down locally before running x64 installations? x86 on win2003 corresponds to the i386 folder, I built my new x64 WinPE using the source files within the amd64 directory.... then again, it is somewhat confusing that they call it winnt32.exe when from what I understand u actually kicking of a 64 bit install...
Anyone have any insights on how to launch x64 installations from within WinPE? Please enlighten me...
Posted 15 December 2006 - 07:54 AM
My Windows source files are on the network.
My setup command line is:
Z:\W2K3ES64\AMD64\winnt32.exe /s:Z:\W2K3ES64\AMD64 /syspart:C /tempdrive:C /makelocalsource /unattend:C:\unattend.txt
The x64 setup does access both the amd64 and i386 folders.
Looking at your command line, it looks like your source files are already on the hard drive? "C:\Progra~1\<company>\amd64\"
This post has been edited by Jazkal: 15 December 2006 - 07:56 AM
Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:03 AM
Also, when checking my c:\$win_nt$.~ls\ path (which is created) it does not contain an i386 dir, only the amd64 dir which is really confusing... I will try with the /makelocalsource options as well!
Gonna be a long friday I guess...
This post has been edited by Br4tt3: 15 December 2006 - 08:26 AM
Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:12 AM
If you are copying the files down locally first, you would need to have the amd64 and i386 folders in the same root folder. I think that is the problem you are seeing.
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