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03GrandAmGT
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Network Install problems

Post by 03GrandAmGT » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:08 pm

Hi everyone!! Long time Lurker first time poster.

This is the first time I have had this error happen with XP. What I have done is taken a CLEAN source of XP Pro, integrated SP2 and then ran it through Ryan's Integrator with the Ryan update pack from June and with the update pack created by "code65536" and I get this error. I have even done the TXTSETUP.SIF fix described by "code65536".

Setup was unable to verify drive C:.
Your computer may not have enough memory to examine the drive, or your Windows XP CD may contain some corrupted files.
To continue, press Enter.

When you click Enter, you may receive the following error message:

Setup cannot access the CD containing the Windows XP installation files.


Here's the specs
Machine HP Pavilion xt921 900MHz, 512 MB Ram Just a free toy :D
Boot with Bart's PE
start Network install with this
winnt32.exe /syspart:c: /tempdrive:c: /unattend:\New\I386\unattend.txt /makelocalsource /debug4:c:\debug.log

It will copy all the files over, start the initial install, reboot then restart the install. That is when the error happens. If I use NLite to just do the Unattended section plus a few tweaks it works great.

Using V 1.4.3 of RyanVM Integrator.
V 1.3.5 of NLite

NOTE: I have tried using both utilities by themselves for the integration with no luck.

TIA
John

underdone
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Post by underdone » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:57 pm

I have a network install that works the same way as yours does. This is the script I use to start the install in bartpe.

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call %SystemRoot%\system32\penetcfg.exe /useprofile:penetcfg-auto.ini

FORMAT c: /fs:ntfs /Q /V:Local /Y

NET USE Z: \\server\install /user:domain\username password

Z:\os\xppro\I386\WINNT32.EXE /unattend:Z:\os\xppro\I386\WINNT.SIF /tempdrive:c:

reboot

03GrandAmGT
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Post by 03GrandAmGT » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:47 pm

Thanks Underdone :) I kept playing with the cmd line until I came up with just this as a working solution.

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winnt32.exe /tempdrive:c: /unattend:\xpoem\I386\unattend.txt /noreboot
I will try your method as well which seems like it should work as well, but you never know. :rolleyes:

The CFO and I sold our house in Rio Rancho last year. 1 acre 2200 sq foot home with a BEAUTIFUL view of the diamond city. Sure do miss it but being long distance landlords (Idaho) don't cut it.

Thanks again
John

jumz
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Post by jumz » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:47 pm

I was going to say remove the "/tempdrive:c:" and just have the /syspart:c:

Works for me....


Also note that if you are installing Server 2003 R2 or XP MCE / TPC you should use

/makelocalsource:all
JuMz

underdone
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Post by underdone » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:37 am

jumz wrote:I was going to say remove the "/tempdrive:c:" and just have the /syspart:c:

Works for me....
What's the advantage of using "/syspart:c:" over "/tempdrive:c:"?

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