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Ypsos

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Hallo
Is there a way to add drivers for a Promise RAID controller with F6
When I use in [Unattended] section OemPreinstall=Yes
setup starts up, and I use F6 ….and select S it copying the files just fine
but later when you select de drive and starts copying files
message follows error: copying fasttx2k.sys
Place disk drive A: and enter …nothing happens
When I use OemPreinstall=no there is no problem
But then I don’t have all my other stuff hotfixes etc
I don’t want to put the drivers in $OEM$\$1\DRIVERS
Because I use the unattend CD also for other computers without
A RAID controller

Is there a way to point to A:
I tried: OemPnPDriversPath=A:\*.*
.......................nothing

Unattended Winnt.sif :

;SetupMgrTag
[Data]
AutoPartition = 0
MsDosInitiated = "0"
UnattendedInstall = "Yes"

[Unattended]
CrashDumpSetting = "0"
DisableDynamicUpdates = "yes"
DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
UnattendMode = FullUnattended
OemSkipEula = Yes
OemPreinstall = Yes
Repartition = "no"
UnattendSwitch = "no"
TargetPath = \WINDOWS
WaitForReboot = "No"
AutoActivate = No

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword = *
EncryptedAdminPassword = NO
OEMSkipRegional = 1
TimeZone = 110
OemSkipWelcome = 1

[UserData]
ProductKey = XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
FullName = "User"
OrgName = "home"
ComputerName = INTEL

[Display]
BitsPerPel = 16
Xresolution = 1024
YResolution = 768
Vrefresh = 70

[TapiLocation]
CountryCode = 31


[Identification]
JoinWorkgroup = home

[Components]
msnexplr = off
msmsgs = off
fax = On

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents = YES


[Branding]
BrandIEUsingUnattended = Yes

[Proxy]
Proxy_Enable = 0
Use_Same_Proxy = 1

[Shell]
DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes
DefaultThemesOff = Yes
CustomDefaultThemeFile = "%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\MyTheme.theme"

[GuiRunOnce]
%systemdrive%\install\main_batch.cmd
%systemdrive%\install\hotfixes.cmd
%systemdrive%\install\applications.cmd

Any one ?


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Kenny McCormick

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I have the same problem with my Promise Ultra133 TX2 IDE Controller Card.
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Well, I got it working for the Promise FastTrak 376 Array controller built into my Asus P4PE/Lan/1394/Sata board and the VIA 6410 array controller built into my Asus P4P800 DLX board.

The way I did it, there is No need to press F6 when starting and you can install to a drive connected to the Array Controller.

I found and followed the info from http://forum.abit-us...ed&pagenumber=2

While it was an example using a different controller, I just substituted the stuff for my VIA and Promise controllers...

For more details, and my files... also see... http://www.abxzone.c...15&pagenumber=9 Page 7 of the thread also has my WINNT.SIF.
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thanks for the reply.
I’ve read over it a few times and tried something’s
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Unattended]

OemPnPDriversPath="TEXMODE"
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
but I want to keep F6 because I have to many computers
with differed drivers and also expected updates

Maybe somebody can work this out:

The oem_path points to the location of the OEM supplied files. If the path starts with a drive letter, then the literal path is used to find the OEM driver. If, however, the path starts with a backwards slash (\), then the path given may be appended to the path to the installation source. Example: for a driver located in $OEM$\NET\subdirectory_a, oem_path would be set to\$OEM$\NET\subdirectory_a.


in other words a path that points back to drive A:

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thanks for the reply.
I’ve read over it a few times and tried something’s
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Unattended]

OemPnPDriversPath="TEXMODE"
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
but I want to keep F6 because I have to many computers
with differed drivers and also expected updates
 
Maybe somebody can work this out:

The oem_path points to the location of the OEM supplied files. If the path starts with a drive letter, then the literal path is used to find the OEM driver. If, however, the path starts with a backwards slash (\), then the path given may be appended to the path to the installation source. Example: for a driver located in $OEM$\NET\subdirectory_a, oem_path would be set to\$OEM$\NET\subdirectory_a.


in other words a path that points back to drive A:

Ok, you lost me...

The way I am doing it, the drivers for the Raid controllers I know I will be using are added to Windows XP's "built in" list of drivers on the install cd so you don't need to press F6 and feed the diskette for their Text Mode drivers, and the OemPnPDriversPath stuff supplies their GUI mode drivers when needed later...

BUT the option is still there to press F6 and feed it a diskette for other controllers that you run into later.
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make sure that raid driver is in the txtsetup.sif file in \i386

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OK THX great work

gone work it out



UnattendMode=ProvideDefault

UnattendMode=FullUnattended

UnattendMode=DefaultHide

UnattendMode=ReadOnly

UnattendMode=GuiAttended

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part of your WINNT.SIF file :

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=ProvideDefault
OemPreinstall=Yes
OemSkipEula=Yes
Repartition=No
UnattendSwitch="no"
WaitForReboot="No"
TargetPath = *
DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
OemPnPDriversPath="DRIVERS\INTELINF;drivers\3Com;drivers\BroadCom_Ethernet;drivers\Promise FastTrack 376\winxp;drivers\VIA_6410_raid\Driver\winxp;drivers\SoundMAX"
Filesystem = *



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Your edited_files1 fasttx2k.sys , HIVESYS.INF , TXTSETUP.SIF , viaraid.sys placed in \I386

the Promise drivers placed in
CD-ROOT $OEM$\$1\Drivers\Promise FastTrack 376

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Question
Did you edit HIVESYS.INF and TXTSETUP.SIF for the INTELINF, 3Com, BroadCom_Ethernet drivers ?

Ok let you know how it works

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Question
Did you edit HIVESYS.INF and TXTSETUP.SIF for the INTELINF, 3Com, BroadCom_Ethernet drivers ?

No. The HIVESYS.INF and TXTSETUP.SIF contained in the edited_files1.zip only contained updates for the VIA 6410 and and Promise Fasttrak 376 cards so I didn't have to press F6 at the start of the install. The FASTTX2K.SYS and VIARAID.SYS to be dropped in the i386 directory are the drivers used by the Text Mode setup portion of XP for those controllers.

the Promise drivers placed in
CD-ROOT $OEM$\$1\Drivers\Promise FastTrack 376


Yep. The GUI mode drivers for the VIA and Promise controlers... Along with the Intel INF and ethernet cards (3com and broadcom), are taken care of by the normal OemPnPDriversPath stuff and the corresponding \$OEM$\$1\drivers... directories off the root of the CD. Since posting that WINNT.SIF, I made some changes and added a few more drivers that way (but I never could get the sound max drivers to work that way, it seems they rely on a SETUP.EXE installing them and their utilites).

Btw, I use UnattendMode=ProvideDefault because I didn't want my setup to be completely unattended... I just wanted the values I normally choose during install to be filled in already that I just need to click next... and on the rare occasion change if needed.
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thanks for the reply

:) WORKS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

I had a lot off setup errors when I placed the edited_files1 in \I386

Can’t copy
Xpsplres.dll
Spra0401.dll…….

and so on

so I compared the HIVESYS.INF and TXTSETUP.SIF from the edited_files1.zip
and my own files in Beyond Compare

found out that there are many differents
between English and Dutch version of XP pro SP1

In Beyond Compare I put your edited_files1 in the left side and my original files in the right side
looked for fasttxx2K.sys and viaraid.sys
and clicked copy to the right side
and all the others in HIVESYS.INF and TXTSETUP.SIF what correspond with
the Promise and Via controller

..............Save

done

when you go by this you don't forget a line
saves a lot of time

:D Special Thanks to Mark_Venture

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found out that there are many differents
between English and Dutch version of XP pro SP1


Oh Crud!! I forgot about different language versions might be different.. I'm sorry.

Glad you got it working!!!

:)  Special Thanks to Mark_Venture

Don't thank me, I only passed along what someone else posted that helped me :rolleyes:
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