thanks for the detail response
I was just going to compile adding the kLite pack standard from a winaddon cab without DX9 -- caught it just in time
I'm trying a switch to Dx9cstandard (37.8 meg) since my video hardware is older ...
(is the gaming edition more efficient when using older video cards with smaller, slower memory -- Matrox G400 already overloaded at 1280x1024x16b)
also trying kLite standard ... it has the 123 classic player as well ... just a few fewer codecs
that's a very awesome tutorial you have been maintaining ... very well done. It's encouraging for a noob 2K builder like me to have something to follow
your batches don't mention the Kels Multi or Uber packs but you recommend them ... they are rar's ... are they inserted in the nlite Hotfixes page with the winaddon cabs? (between service pack and drivers)
comments below are sequential through your 2 batch files --- any thoughts one way or another appreciated
-- I'm adding the switch for nobackup to the patches ... thus for example ...
%Source%RunOnce\Windows2000-KB973904-x86-ENU.exe /passive /norestart /nobackup
(I'm going to be like a worm ... just go forward ... I might go slow, and I might go in the wrong direction, but I just go forward ...)
-- any reason to install Daemon Tools in 2-parts ... tutorial (or batch rem) might mention that part-1 assumes that 7-zip is already installed (via winaddon cab? or batch line) or that the virtual scsi driver SPTDinst...etc was DL'd seprately and is in /AddOns
-- re VMware drivers ... it also requires 7-zip as a preinstall
in the text of the tutorial, you suggest that VMware file "Windows.iso" is found in %ProgramFiles%\VMware\VMware Server\Windows.iso
do I install VMware on the temporary 2K machine I'm using to build a source? and that's when the file "Windows.iso" is created, which I then copy to /AddOns?
Is helpful that VMware Tools is installed when VMware is installed later (or is tools vmware itself)?
Also, do I install both server and client for vmware, or if just one, which one?
I found VMware-server-installer-1.0.10-203137.exe (154,356,888) and
VMware-server-win32-client-1.0.10-203137.zip (22,265,894) containing
- VMware-console-1.0.10-203137.exe (10,207,160)
- VMware-VixSDK-1.0.10-203137.exe (4,896,768)
- VMware-VmCOMAPI-1.0.10-203137.exe (3,963,448)
- VMware-VmPerlAPI-1.0.10-203137.exe (6,981,208)
KB923191 with no /norestart switch forces reboot ... I'm adding a /nobackup switch there as well
reboot to batch 2
-- I've added /nobackup switches to the Dx9c installs
where I add the nobackup switch, I've pretested all of the installer exe's for the option using /? eg. windows-KBxxxxxx_x86.exe /?
-- pretty cool how nLite adds drivers!! it'll be awesome if it works
I've got an old ASUS CUV4x PIII coppermine 512 meg with VIA682x chipsets, north and south. They have a "4-in-1" driver set for 2K ... but 2K installs without them and has no yellow flags in Device Manager. Any thoughts? ... leave well enough alone - if it ain't broke don't fix it etc -- or try the mobo drivers? with 98se, I installed them ... but 2k came later
-- re the flash and shockwave plugins -- I'm going to try installing Firefox and Thunderbird as winaddon cabs by Rado354, will setup install them before the batch runs the plugins, so the plugins can find them?
-- THANKS for turning me on to Libre Office!! I didn't know about that. They are more focused on Wordperfect integration ... meaning they might also develop a plugin for reveal codes. To me trying to control a style format with without being able to see the codes is ... well it's like trying to code a html without being able to see the code ... except that as output devices printers are totally unforgiving compared to a monitor and a browser.
here's a link that may interest some people ... it's free product now ... very nice product if you have MS Office ... large legal offices see immediate improvement in secretarial productivity and accuracy when typographers are allowed to see the code that sets up each style setting.
Cross-Eyes -- Reveal Codes plugin available for Microsoft Word -- now free
-- love the Gimp!
-- would it be ok to install Dx9 in batch 1, and put it through a reboot, and then install kLite Codecs in batch 2, since kLite likes the Dx9 installed?
-- there are several updates to MS codec packs for media players 6 and 9, which according to Bristols are required when mp9 is installed. (some audio sites require it I think.)
Bristols' Windows 2000 SP4 Updates List
-- on the Daemon Tools part-2 install, you call a variable %ProgramFiles(x86)%
it' not defined in my system, nor can I find a directory for Toolbar. When I installed Daemon Tools Lite 4.356.0091 I might have done a minimal install and I think it offered to install a google toolbar or something which I declined ... I guess a silent install will install the toolbar? arghhh ... any switches you know of to not even install it? Daemon tools and 7-zip are two core addons for me ...
-- the install for Virtual Box drivers refers to another iso, which like the VMware drivers (tools) I guess is copied from a prior install?
-- I couldn't find MenuReorg.bat in AddOns. I'd like to learn from it.
-- you're using VirtualPC 2007 in 2K. I had installed VirtualPC 2004 in 2K (when I tried to install 2K and gave up a few years ago -- 11 different ilstkeepers, all pros, all had significantly different lists, for the same basic components -- ie6sp1, dx9, mp9, etc.) see Windows Update Listkeepers Compared - 2009
I had read somewhere that the VPC2007 will refuse to install on win2000sp4 (like Defender), but that there is a simple tweak from ORCA that fixes it. ORCA is a part of the Installer SDK. a screenshot from a few years ago follows ...
there's a KB958162 Rollup 1 (24,739,328), and a KB969856 (MS09-033) (214,920) as well for VPC2007
Very helpful 2K tutorial there Kurt_Aust. It's giving me courage and guidance to stick it out and build a 2K system. At my age! I'll probably try a few installs from nLite and may migrate over to HFSLIP -- but has quirky folder assignments that have no rhyme or reason that I can understand, and reportedly it installs files not according to version by according to filedate, which can be download date.
Your choice of options is right on and goes way past hfslip or nlite. Excellent compiliation ... kLite codecs with classicMP, Libre Office, 7-zip, Daemon, VirtualPC, ...
thanks for the copy of lastsession_U.ini Setup didn't like my winnt.sif password the first time I installed 2K, and after about 4 or 5 permutations and combinations I entered 123 and it worked. still learning. nLite gives the option to disable indexing services but it doesn't put a line in the winnt.sif file ... I'm guessing that some of nLite's tweaking options were mainly tested on XP, so to be safe, the 2K options have to be entered by hand.
I'll try your chkdsk ... by random hunt and pick many of the files/dirs that have unmovable status out there in partition freespace are related to OO. MyDefrag is a standalone exe and can be run from a Bart's PE, so I'll try that too.
This post has been edited by Molecule: 20 July 2011 - 02:40 PM