What's this project?
This project was inspired by B‚shrat the Sneaky who started the Driverpacks project which, if you didn't already know, is absolutely fantastic. When you include them in your unattended Boot & OS re-installation DVD they will install the drivers for your standard hardware components that you normally have to do yourself after the OS has installed. This means a computer is completely ready to go after using a DVD with these driverpacks on them to install your OS. Well, since i'm about to release probably the last version of the Unattended Boot CD (UBCD) for Windows 98/98se i thought i'd make it extra special and in order for it to all work (especially for newer computers) the new UBCD needs to be able to function properly after the OS has finished installing, ie chipset drivers that tell the OS what all the new fangled hardware does is essential to be able to continue installing all of the other goodies contained in the new UBCD. Without a comparable project to B‚shrat's driverpacks, the UBCD won't work for everyone and the majority of these people will be the ones with better hardware (which they could still be using in 5 years). So, this only became obvious a few days ago when i was testing out on a K7 AMD AthlonXP 2600+ and it turned out i needed to install the chipset drivers for everything to work.
So, if you intend on making your own UBCD, then you'll want to send me your chipset drivers, especially if they aren't natively supported in Windows 98.
Windows 98 only: I was originally going to make this for Win95 and WinME as well but then i looked at the amount of extra work it would involve and decided it was impossible. Sorry to get your hopes up. I will, however, include drivers on an individual basis, ie, you send me the drivers (or provide a link) and i'll add them to a special pack you'll be able to use.
Feb 18, 2008:
I'm releasing a new version of the UBCD and i want to include updated driver packs. Please post your suggestions for inclusion.
Sept 28, 2007: The video driverpacks have been tested with 3 cards (see below) so far and all work fine with an unattended installation of all drivers. Yippee.
Radeon 9800 series
GeForce3 Ti 200
After some help from fellow MSFN members (especially SubMix8c) i have cracked the driver packs for Win98/ME method! It wasn't hard in the end, just a matter of adding a line to msbatch.inf and writing some code to extract the packs, and then delete them after.
The main goal is to have the USERs video card properly installed before desktop loads. No other driver (IMHO) is as important due to the fact these can always be installed after setup finishes, whereas the some post-installation tasks like the post-installation wizard (WPI) needs more than 16 colors at 800 x 600 resolution.
Please post the details of the cards you'd like supported in the driver packs, and provide links where you can.
Index for the Driver Packs for Windows 98se v1.20 __________________________________ DP_w98_1.01.exe is 12.4 MB and extracts to 45.9 MB DP_w98_2.01.exe is 8.88 MB and extracts to 40.5 MB DP_w98_3.01.exe is 14.5 MB and extracts to 49.5 MB DP_w98_4.02.exe is 1.08 MB and extracts to 3.62 MB DP_w98_5.01.exe is 2.34 MB and extracts to 5.32 MB DP_w98_6.01.exe is 523 KB and extracts to 1.89 MB DP_w98_7.01.exe is 105 KB and extracts to 36.4 KB total: 39.8 MB extracting to 147 MB uncompressed __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 1 ** ATI Radeon 9800 series ATI Radeon 9700 series ATI Radeon 9600 series ATI Radeon 9500 series ATI Radeon 9200 series ATI Radeon 9100 series ATI Radeon 9000 series ATI Radeon 8500 series ATI Radeon 7500 series ATI Radeon 7200 series ATI Radeon 7000 series ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series ** and all "All-In-Wonder" variants of the every ATI Radeon series family above. SiS 315 SiS 530 SiS 6326 SiS 635 SiS 645 SiS 733 SiS 735 Trident Blade XP-T64 S3 ProSavageDDR ASUS VANTA2000 ASUS V3800 Series ASUS V6600 Series ASUS V6800 Series ASUS V7100 Series ASUS V7700 Series ASUS V8200 Series ASUS V8170 Series ASUS V8420 Series ASUS V8440 Series ASUS V8460 Series ASUS V9180 Series ASUS V9280 Series ASUS CUA Series __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 2 ** SiS 650 VIA-S3 UniChrome VIA VT8361 VIA VT8601 VIA VT850 ATi Rage 128 ATi Rage 128 Pro Voodoo3 Voodoo4 Voodoo5 Voodoo Banshee __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 3 ** NVIDIA GeForce2 Integrated GPU NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200 NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro NVIDIA GeForce2 Ti NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce3 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400 NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800 NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE NVIDIA GeForce FX 5100 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200LE NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600XT NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700VE NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900XT NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900ZT NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5300 NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5750 NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5900 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 400 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 420 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 430 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE NVIDIA GeForce 6200 NVIDIA GeForce 6200 A-LE NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache NVIDIA GeForce 6500 NVIDIA GeForce 6600 NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE NVIDIA GeForce 6600 VE NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL NVIDIA GeForce 6700 XL NVIDIA GeForce 6800 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS/XT NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XE NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT NVIDIA GeForce 7025 NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT NVIDIA GeForce 7600 LE NVIDIA GeForce 7650 GS NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX v2 NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT AGP NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 v2 NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR/EX NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro NVIDIA Quadro4 380 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 550 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 580 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 700 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 750 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 780 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL NVIDIA Quadro DCC NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300 NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400 NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 NVIDIA Quadro FX 500/FX 600 NVIDIA Quadro FX 540 NVIDIA Quadro FX 550 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 NVIDIA Quadro FX 560 NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 NVIDIA Quadro NVS NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 50 PCI NVIDIA Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI NVIDIA Quadro NVS with AGP8X NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series SiS 661FX __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 4 ** (Chipset drivers) ALi1621 nForce2 nForce3 nForce4 VIA USB 2.0 (usb) VIA HyperionPro 5.12a VIA IDE VT82C580 __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 5 ** (audio drivers) VIA AC97 ESS 1869 Sound Blaster Live SoundMAX AD1885 __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 6 ** (network drivers) AcerLAN ALN 201 AcerLAN ALN 325 Realtek 10/100/1000 NIC Family ADMtek AN983B Realtek RTL8139 LanKom LB-1200U VIA VT8233 __________________________________ ** Driver Packs 7 ** (Virtual Machine drivers) VMWare mouse driver VMWare Virtual SVGA video driver
This post has been edited by soporific: 17 February 2008 - 07:04 AM