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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 3:27:03 PM

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I re-created a slipstreamed cd, and took the following steps:

Created a $OEM$ folder in i386
Created a pnpdrvrs folder in $OEM$
Put the driver files (ultra.inf, ultra.sys, ultra.cat) in $OEM$\$1
Added these lines to an answer file:

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=FullUnattended
OemSkipEula=Yes
OemPnPDriversPath=\pnpdrvrs
OemPreinstall=Yes
TargetPath=\WINNT

Put the answer file in i386

This did not work, so I put the 3 driver files (ultra.*) in i386, unpacked
driver.cab, put the 3 driver files in driver.cab, and repackaged driver.cab.

Still, setup does not find the hard drives on the pci promise card and asks
for a floppy disk.

What am I missing?
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 4:42:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi,

It sounds like to forgot to sort out the TXTSETUP.OEM stuff?

Brandon wrote:

> I re-created a slipstreamed cd, and took the following steps:
>
> Created a $OEM$ folder in i386
> Created a pnpdrvrs folder in $OEM$
> Put the driver files (ultra.inf, ultra.sys, ultra.cat) in $OEM$\$1
> Added these lines to an answer file:
>
> [Unattended]
> UnattendMode=FullUnattended
> OemSkipEula=Yes
> OemPnPDriversPath=\pnpdrvrs
> OemPreinstall=Yes
> TargetPath=\WINNT
>
> Put the answer file in i386
>
> This did not work, so I put the 3 driver files (ultra.*) in i386, unpacked
> driver.cab, put the 3 driver files in driver.cab, and repackaged driver.cab.
>
> Still, setup does not find the hard drives on the pci promise card and asks
> for a floppy disk.
>
> What am I missing?


--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 10:13:06 AM

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Gerry,

I did miss that. I found the details on it in the DPG and will be trying
that out soon.

Brandon

"Gerry Hickman" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> It sounds like to forgot to sort out the TXTSETUP.OEM stuff?
>
> Brandon wrote:
>
> > I re-created a slipstreamed cd, and took the following steps:
> >
> > Created a $OEM$ folder in i386
> > Created a pnpdrvrs folder in $OEM$
> > Put the driver files (ultra.inf, ultra.sys, ultra.cat) in $OEM$\$1
> > Added these lines to an answer file:
> >
> > [Unattended]
> > UnattendMode=FullUnattended
> > OemSkipEula=Yes
> > OemPnPDriversPath=\pnpdrvrs
> > OemPreinstall=Yes
> > TargetPath=\WINNT
> >
> > Put the answer file in i386
> >
> > This did not work, so I put the 3 driver files (ultra.*) in i386, unpacked
> > driver.cab, put the 3 driver files in driver.cab, and repackaged driver.cab.
> >
> > Still, setup does not find the hard drives on the pci promise card and asks
> > for a floppy disk.
> >
> > What am I missing?
>
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)
>
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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 12:35:10 AM

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Hi Brandon,

> I did miss that. I found the details on it in the DPG

What is the DPG??

> and will be trying
> that out soon.

Use the Win2k ResKit if you have it. I've copied some text from it here:

(Be aware that some controllers such as Dell PERC2 won't work with this
method).





To install a mass storage device
In the distribution folder, create the Textmode subfolder in the \$OEM$
subfolder.
In the Textmode subfolder, copy the following files, which you obtain
from the device vendor (replace the word Driver with the appropriate
driver name):

Driver.sys
Driver.dll
Driver.inf
Driver.cat
Txtsetup.oem
Note You must also copy the driver files to the <PnPdrvrs> location that
you specified for the OemPnPDriversPath parameter in the answer file.
For example:

\$OEM$\$1\<PnPdrvrs>\<Storage>


Some drivers, such as SCSI miniport drivers, might not include a DLL file.

In the answer file, create a [MassStorageDrivers] section, and include
the driver entries that you want to include. For example, a possible
entry in the [MassStorageDrivers] section might be the following:
"Adaptec 2940U" = "OEM"


Information for this section can be obtained from the Txtsetup.oem file,
which is provided by the hardware manufacturer.

In the answer file, create an [OEMBootFiles] section, and include a list
of the files in the $OEM$\Textmode folder. For example, a possible entry
to the [OEMBootFiles] section might be the following:
[OEMBootFiles]
Driver.sys
Driver.dll
Driver.inf
Txtsetup.oem


Where Driver is the driver name.

In the Txtsetup.oem file, verify that a section named
[HardwareIds.Scsi.yyyyy] exists. If it does not, create it following
this format:
[HardwareIds.scsi. yyyy]
id = "xxxxx" , "yyyyy"


where xxxxx is the device identifier and yyyyy is the device service
name. For example, for the Symc810 driver, which has a device ID of
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001, you create this section:

[HardwareIds.scsi.symc810]
id = "PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001" , "symc810"




--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 12:35:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Gerry,

Is it just me, or does the web interface for this site keep going down? Fortunate that we can post via nntp.

Sorry about the non-standard abbreviation. By DPG I meant Deployment Guide.

I tried it now, and I'm getting 2 errors.

ERROR 1:
The file txtsetup.oem could not be found.
Press any key to continue.

ERROR 2: (I'm guessing the file here is the same as in error 1?)
The manufacturer provided file that setup is trying to use is corrupted or invalid.
Line 1 contains a syntax error.
Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3.

DETAILS:

I have the following folders (using full paths):

CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$$\Help (currently empty)
CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$$\System32 (empty)
CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$1\pnpdrvrs (contains the Promise UATA drivers and modem drivers)
CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\Textmode (contains the Promise UATA drivers)

Promise UATA drivers consist of these files:

txtsetup.oem
ultra
ultra.cat
ultra.inf
ultra.sys

Because of the above errors, I put the txtsetup.oem in the pnpdrvrs and I386 folders as well as the textmode folder, but the errors still occur.

I386 has both txtsetup.oem and txtsetup.sif now...

My answer file, (winnt.sif in I386), has the following applicable entries:

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall=Yes
OemPnPDriversPath=\Pnpdrvrs

[MassStorageDrivers]
"Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller"="OEM"

[OEMBootFiles]
txtsetup.oem
ultra
ultra.cat
ultra.inf
ultra.sys

Any ideas where the problem is?

Gerry Hickman wrote:
> Hi Brandon,
>
>> I did miss that. I found the details on it in the DPG
>
>
> What is the DPG??
>
>> and will be trying that out soon.
>
>
> Use the Win2k ResKit if you have it. I've copied some text from it here:
>
> (Be aware that some controllers such as Dell PERC2 won't work with this
> method).
>
>
>
>
>
> To install a mass storage device
> In the distribution folder, create the Textmode subfolder in the \$OEM$
> subfolder.
> In the Textmode subfolder, copy the following files, which you obtain
> from the device vendor (replace the word Driver with the appropriate
> driver name):
>
> Driver.sys
> Driver.dll
> Driver.inf
> Driver.cat
> Txtsetup.oem
> Note You must also copy the driver files to the <PnPdrvrs> location that
> you specified for the OemPnPDriversPath parameter in the answer file.
> For example:
>
> \$OEM$\$1\<PnPdrvrs>\<Storage>
>
>
> Some drivers, such as SCSI miniport drivers, might not include a DLL file.
>
> In the answer file, create a [MassStorageDrivers] section, and include
> the driver entries that you want to include. For example, a possible
> entry in the [MassStorageDrivers] section might be the following:
> "Adaptec 2940U" = "OEM"
>
>
> Information for this section can be obtained from the Txtsetup.oem file,
> which is provided by the hardware manufacturer.
>
> In the answer file, create an [OEMBootFiles] section, and include a list
> of the files in the $OEM$\Textmode folder. For example, a possible entry
> to the [OEMBootFiles] section might be the following:
> [OEMBootFiles]
> Driver.sys
> Driver.dll
> Driver.inf
> Txtsetup.oem
>
>
> Where Driver is the driver name.
>
> In the Txtsetup.oem file, verify that a section named
> [HardwareIds.Scsi.yyyyy] exists. If it does not, create it following
> this format:
> [HardwareIds.scsi. yyyy]
> id = "xxxxx" , "yyyyy"
>
>
> where xxxxx is the device identifier and yyyyy is the device service
> name. For example, for the Symc810 driver, which has a device ID of
> PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001, you create this section:
>
> [HardwareIds.scsi.symc810]
> id = "PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001" , "symc810"
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 10:19:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi Brandon,

If you are using a CD, you have to put the $oem$ in the root, not the
i386. See:

<http://www.willowhayes.co.uk/windows2000/&gt;

Scroll down to view the correct para.

Brandon wrote:

> Gerry,
>
> Is it just me, or does the web interface for this site keep going down?
> Fortunate that we can post via nntp.
>
> Sorry about the non-standard abbreviation. By DPG I meant Deployment
> Guide.
>
> I tried it now, and I'm getting 2 errors.
>
> ERROR 1:
> The file txtsetup.oem could not be found.
> Press any key to continue.
>
> ERROR 2: (I'm guessing the file here is the same as in error 1?)
> The manufacturer provided file that setup is trying to use is corrupted
> or invalid.
> Line 1 contains a syntax error.
> Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3.
>
> DETAILS:
>
> I have the following folders (using full paths):
>
> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$$\Help (currently empty)
> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$$\System32 (empty)
> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$1\pnpdrvrs (contains the Promise UATA drivers and
> modem drivers)
> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\Textmode (contains the Promise UATA drivers)
>
> Promise UATA drivers consist of these files:
>
> txtsetup.oem
> ultra
> ultra.cat
> ultra.inf
> ultra.sys
>
> Because of the above errors, I put the txtsetup.oem in the pnpdrvrs and
> I386 folders as well as the textmode folder, but the errors still occur.
>
> I386 has both txtsetup.oem and txtsetup.sif now...
>
> My answer file, (winnt.sif in I386), has the following applicable entries:
>
> [Unattended]
> OemPreinstall=Yes
> OemPnPDriversPath=\Pnpdrvrs
>
> [MassStorageDrivers]
> "Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller"="OEM"
>
> [OEMBootFiles]
> txtsetup.oem
> ultra
> ultra.cat
> ultra.inf
> ultra.sys
>
> Any ideas where the problem is?
>
> Gerry Hickman wrote:
>
>> Hi Brandon,
>>
>>> I did miss that. I found the details on it in the DPG
>>
>>
>>
>> What is the DPG??
>>
>>> and will be trying that out soon.
>>
>>
>>
>> Use the Win2k ResKit if you have it. I've copied some text from it here:
>>
>> (Be aware that some controllers such as Dell PERC2 won't work with
>> this method).
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> To install a mass storage device
>> In the distribution folder, create the Textmode subfolder in the
>> \$OEM$ subfolder.
>> In the Textmode subfolder, copy the following files, which you obtain
>> from the device vendor (replace the word Driver with the appropriate
>> driver name):
>>
>> Driver.sys
>> Driver.dll
>> Driver.inf
>> Driver.cat
>> Txtsetup.oem
>> Note You must also copy the driver files to the <PnPdrvrs> location
>> that you specified for the OemPnPDriversPath parameter in the answer
>> file. For example:
>>
>> \$OEM$\$1\<PnPdrvrs>\<Storage>
>>
>>
>> Some drivers, such as SCSI miniport drivers, might not include a DLL
>> file.
>>
>> In the answer file, create a [MassStorageDrivers] section, and include
>> the driver entries that you want to include. For example, a possible
>> entry in the [MassStorageDrivers] section might be the following:
>> "Adaptec 2940U" = "OEM"
>>
>>
>> Information for this section can be obtained from the Txtsetup.oem
>> file, which is provided by the hardware manufacturer.
>>
>> In the answer file, create an [OEMBootFiles] section, and include a
>> list of the files in the $OEM$\Textmode folder. For example, a
>> possible entry to the [OEMBootFiles] section might be the following:
>> [OEMBootFiles]
>> Driver.sys
>> Driver.dll
>> Driver.inf
>> Txtsetup.oem
>>
>>
>> Where Driver is the driver name.
>>
>> In the Txtsetup.oem file, verify that a section named
>> [HardwareIds.Scsi.yyyyy] exists. If it does not, create it following
>> this format:
>> [HardwareIds.scsi. yyyy]
>> id = "xxxxx" , "yyyyy"
>>
>>
>> where xxxxx is the device identifier and yyyyy is the device service
>> name. For example, for the Symc810 driver, which has a device ID of
>> PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001, you create this section:
>>
>> [HardwareIds.scsi.symc810]
>> id = "PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001" , "symc810"
>>
>>
>>
>>


--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 6:05:16 AM

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Thany you! Now I've passed one major roadblock.

Funny, I had that page bookmarked, but did not notice the (now obvious)
note about where to place the $oem$ folder.

Now setup finds txtsetup.oem, however I get this error:

File txtsetup.oem caused an unexpected error (18) at line 1044 in
d:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisc.c

Press any key to continue.

The following Google search did not have anything useful to me:

 fficial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=%22File+txtsetup.oem+cau...

Any ideas?

Thank you,

Brandon

Gerry Hickman wrote:
> Hi Brandon,
>
> If you are using a CD, you have to put the $oem$ in the root, not the
> i386. See:
>
> <http://www.willowhayes.co.uk/windows2000/&gt;
>
> Scroll down to view the correct para.
>
> Brandon wrote:
>
>> Gerry,
>>
>> Is it just me, or does the web interface for this site keep going
>> down? Fortunate that we can post via nntp.
>>
>> Sorry about the non-standard abbreviation. By DPG I meant Deployment
>> Guide.
>>
>> I tried it now, and I'm getting 2 errors.
>>
>> ERROR 1:
>> The file txtsetup.oem could not be found.
>> Press any key to continue.
>>
>> ERROR 2: (I'm guessing the file here is the same as in error 1?)
>> The manufacturer provided file that setup is trying to use is
>> corrupted or invalid.
>> Line 1 contains a syntax error.
>> Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3.
>>
>> DETAILS:
>>
>> I have the following folders (using full paths):
>>
>> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$$\Help (currently empty)
>> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$$\System32 (empty)
>> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\$1\pnpdrvrs (contains the Promise UATA drivers and
>> modem drivers)
>> CDroot:\I386\$OEM$\Textmode (contains the Promise UATA drivers)
>>
>> Promise UATA drivers consist of these files:
>>
>> txtsetup.oem
>> ultra
>> ultra.cat
>> ultra.inf
>> ultra.sys
>>
>> Because of the above errors, I put the txtsetup.oem in the pnpdrvrs
>> and I386 folders as well as the textmode folder, but the errors still
>> occur.
>>
>> I386 has both txtsetup.oem and txtsetup.sif now...
>>
>> My answer file, (winnt.sif in I386), has the following applicable
>> entries:
>>
>> [Unattended]
>> OemPreinstall=Yes
>> OemPnPDriversPath=\Pnpdrvrs
>>
>> [MassStorageDrivers]
>> "Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller"="OEM"
>>
>> [OEMBootFiles]
>> txtsetup.oem
>> ultra
>> ultra.cat
>> ultra.inf
>> ultra.sys
>>
>> Any ideas where the problem is?
>>
>> Gerry Hickman wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Brandon,
>>>
>>>> I did miss that. I found the details on it in the DPG
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> What is the DPG??
>>>
>>>> and will be trying that out soon.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Use the Win2k ResKit if you have it. I've copied some text from it here:
>>>
>>> (Be aware that some controllers such as Dell PERC2 won't work with
>>> this method).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> To install a mass storage device
>>> In the distribution folder, create the Textmode subfolder in the
>>> \$OEM$ subfolder.
>>> In the Textmode subfolder, copy the following files, which you obtain
>>> from the device vendor (replace the word Driver with the appropriate
>>> driver name):
>>>
>>> Driver.sys
>>> Driver.dll
>>> Driver.inf
>>> Driver.cat
>>> Txtsetup.oem
>>> Note You must also copy the driver files to the <PnPdrvrs> location
>>> that you specified for the OemPnPDriversPath parameter in the answer
>>> file. For example:
>>>
>>> \$OEM$\$1\<PnPdrvrs>\<Storage>
>>>
>>>
>>> Some drivers, such as SCSI miniport drivers, might not include a DLL
>>> file.
>>>
>>> In the answer file, create a [MassStorageDrivers] section, and
>>> include the driver entries that you want to include. For example, a
>>> possible entry in the [MassStorageDrivers] section might be the
>>> following:
>>> "Adaptec 2940U" = "OEM"
>>>
>>>
>>> Information for this section can be obtained from the Txtsetup.oem
>>> file, which is provided by the hardware manufacturer.
>>>
>>> In the answer file, create an [OEMBootFiles] section, and include a
>>> list of the files in the $OEM$\Textmode folder. For example, a
>>> possible entry to the [OEMBootFiles] section might be the following:
>>> [OEMBootFiles]
>>> Driver.sys
>>> Driver.dll
>>> Driver.inf
>>> Txtsetup.oem
>>>
>>>
>>> Where Driver is the driver name.
>>>
>>> In the Txtsetup.oem file, verify that a section named
>>> [HardwareIds.Scsi.yyyyy] exists. If it does not, create it following
>>> this format:
>>> [HardwareIds.scsi. yyyy]
>>> id = "xxxxx" , "yyyyy"
>>>
>>>
>>> where xxxxx is the device identifier and yyyyy is the device service
>>> name. For example, for the Symc810 driver, which has a device ID of
>>> PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001, you create this section:
>>>
>>> [HardwareIds.scsi.symc810]
>>> id = "PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001" , "symc810"
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 12:34:50 PM

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Brandon <hplsbyufan@imapmail.org> writes:

> Now setup finds txtsetup.oem, however I get this error:
>
> File txtsetup.oem caused an unexpected error (18) at line 1044 in
> d:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisc.c
>
> Press any key to continue.
>
> The following Google search did not have anything useful to me:
>
>  fficial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=%22File+txtsetup.oem+cau...

Try searching Google Groups instead. Here are two old messages of
mine on the subject:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.wi...

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.wi...

In short, txtsetup.oem simply does not work with CD-based installs.
You either need to switch to a network install or you need to hack
your driver directly into the installation media (txtsetup.sif and
friends). See <http://www.google.com/search?q=txtsetup.sif&gt;,
especially the stuff on MSFN.

- Pat
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 1:06:12 PM

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Thank you Patrick. I'll give that a try. Here is another link I found:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1703&p...

What do you think of that one? It talks about modifying txtsetup.sif.

Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> Brandon <hplsbyufan@imapmail.org> writes:
>
>
>>Now setup finds txtsetup.oem, however I get this error:
>>
>>File txtsetup.oem caused an unexpected error (18) at line 1044 in
>>d:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisc.c
>>
>>Press any key to continue.
>>
>>The following Google search did not have anything useful to me:
>>
>> fficial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=%22File+txtsetup.oem+cau...
>
>
> Try searching Google Groups instead. Here are two old messages of
> mine on the subject:
>
> http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.wi...
>
> http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.wi...
>
> In short, txtsetup.oem simply does not work with CD-based installs.
> You either need to switch to a network install or you need to hack
> your driver directly into the installation media (txtsetup.sif and
> friends). See <http://www.google.com/search?q=txtsetup.sif&gt;,
> especially the stuff on MSFN.
>
> - Pat
> http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 10:41:33 PM

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Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:

> In short, txtsetup.oem simply does not work with CD-based installs.

Is that it? I ran into the problem building Dell servers but assumed it
was an issue with the Dell controller.

So are we saying TXTSETUP.OEM has never worked from CD?

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 10:41:34 PM

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Gerry Hickman <gerry666uk@yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> So are we saying TXTSETUP.OEM has never worked from CD?

To my knowledge, many have tried but nobody has ever gotten it to
work. (Not for XP, anyway. I am less sure about win2k.)

- Pat
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 10:44:01 PM

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Brandon wrote:

> Thank you Patrick. I'll give that a try. Here is another link I found:
>
> http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1703&p...
>
> What do you think of that one? It talks about modifying txtsetup.sif.

Yup, that's what I had to do for my bootable server CD-ROMs.

Make sure you backup txtsetup.sif before you start, and make sure you
keep ALL modified and added text strings in a separate text file for
later reference.

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 6:51:25 AM

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I just tried it and it didn't work. One thing I noticed: one of the
names seems to be much longer than anything else in it's section, e.g.:
ultra100nt5_tx2 (or something like that). I renamed all instances of
ultra100nt5_tx2 (or whatever) to ultra100. I will post if it works or
not later...

Gerry Hickman wrote:

> Brandon wrote:
>
>> Thank you Patrick. I'll give that a try. Here is another link I found:
>>
>> http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1703&p...
>>
>> What do you think of that one? It talks about modifying txtsetup.sif.
>
>
> Yup, that's what I had to do for my bootable server CD-ROMs.
>
> Make sure you backup txtsetup.sif before you start, and make sure you
> keep ALL modified and added text strings in a separate text file for
> later reference.
>
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 10:27:53 AM

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OK, I tried it twice now, and it didn't work in either case. I'm
supposing I'll have to abandon the idea of an automated install to an
hdd on a PCI UATA controller card. Any further suggestions?

Gerry Hickman wrote:

> Brandon wrote:
>
>> Thank you Patrick. I'll give that a try. Here is another link I found:
>>
>> http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1703&p...
>>
>> What do you think of that one? It talks about modifying txtsetup.sif.
>
>
> Yup, that's what I had to do for my bootable server CD-ROMs.
>
> Make sure you backup txtsetup.sif before you start, and make sure you
> keep ALL modified and added text strings in a separate text file for
> later reference.
>
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 3:06:50 PM

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I noticed that if I set OEMpreinstall=yes, I still get the line 1044 error even with the $oem$ folder in the CD root. If I set it to no, or remove the line entirely, I boot just fine. I've added the driver information to txtsetup.sif, but I still can't see the drive (see a couple other posts I have on that).

I wonder if the $oem$ folder structure will work without OEMpreinstall=yes?

Brandon wrote:
> Thank you Patrick. I'll give that a try. Here is another link I found:
>
> http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1703&p...
>
> What do you think of that one? It talks about modifying txtsetup.sif.
>
> Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
>
>> Brandon <hplsbyufan@imapmail.org> writes:
>>
>>
>>> Now setup finds txtsetup.oem, however I get this error:
>>>
>>> File txtsetup.oem caused an unexpected error (18) at line 1044 in
>>> d:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisc.c
>>>
>>> Press any key to continue.
>>>
>>> The following Google search did not have anything useful to me:
>>>
>>>  fficial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=%22File+txtsetup.oem+cau...
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Try searching Google Groups instead. Here are two old messages of
>> mine on the subject:
>>
>>
>> http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.wi...
>>
>>
>>
>> http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.wi...
>>
>>
>> In short, txtsetup.oem simply does not work with CD-based installs.
>> You either need to switch to a network install or you need to hack
>> your driver directly into the installation media (txtsetup.sif and
>> friends). See <http://www.google.com/search?q=txtsetup.sif&gt;,
>> especially the stuff on MSFN.
>>
>> - Pat
>> http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 5:31:39 PM

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Brandon <hplsbyufan@imapmail.org> writes:

> I wonder if the $oem$ folder structure will work without
> OEMpreinstall=yes?

Doubtful. OEMpreinstall=yes is what causes the $oem$ tree to get
copied to the hard drive.

- Pat
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
January 8, 2005 7:11:18 PM

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Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:

>>So are we saying TXTSETUP.OEM has never worked from CD?
>
>
> To my knowledge, many have tried but nobody has ever gotten it to
> work. (Not for XP, anyway. I am less sure about win2k.)

Thanks for clarification. This is somewhat crazy!

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 8, 2005 7:20:32 PM

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Hi Brandon,

Sorry but your text below is meaningless to me (and probably is to
others reading this).

You need to post the EXACT cut/paste of RELEVANT sections of both your
winnt.sif and txtsetup.sif files. Should be less than 30 lines of text
in total.

Can you also identify the exact controller you're trying to use and
where you got the driver from and which files you extracted to where.

We also need exact error text from any error that occurrs.

Brandon wrote:

> I just tried it and it didn't work. One thing I noticed: one of the
> names seems to be much longer than anything else in it's section, e.g.:
> ultra100nt5_tx2 (or something like that). I renamed all instances of
> ultra100nt5_tx2 (or whatever) to ultra100. I will post if it works or
> not later...

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
January 12, 2005 1:07:29 PM

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Gerry,<br>
<br>
No problem, I'll provide the details now.<br>
<br>
The card is the Promise Ultra100 TX2:<br>
<br>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.promise.com/support/download/download2_eng.a...">http://www.promise.com/support/download/download2_eng.a...;/a><br>
<br>
I downloaded driver version 2.00.0.42.<br>
<br>
txtsetup.oem contains details for multiple cards and mutiple OSes.  I
removed all the extra OSes and all the extra cards.  This is what was
left:<br>
<blockquote>[Disks]<br>
d1 = "Promise Ultra Series Driver Diskette", \ultra, \<br>
</blockquote>
<blockquote>[Defaults]<br>
scsi = Ultra100TX2_nt5<br>
<br>
[scsi]<br>
Ultra100TX2_nt5 = "Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller", Ultra<br>
<br>
[Files.scsi.Ultra100TX2_nt5]<br>
driver = d1, Ultra.sys, Ultra<br>
inf    = d1, Ultra.inf<br>
catalog = d1, Ultra.cat<br>
<br>
[HardwareIds.scsi.Ultra100TX2_nt5]<br>
id = "PCI\VEN_105A&DEV_4D68","Ultra"<br>
</blockquote>
These are the resulting txtsetup.sif lines:<br>
<blockquote>[SourceDisksFiles]<br>
Ultra.sys = 1,,,,,,3_,4,1<br>
<br>
[HardwareIdsDatabase]<br>
PCI\VEN_105A&DEV_4D68 = Ultra100TX2_nt5<br>
<br>
[SCSI.load]<br>
Ultra100TX2_nt5 = Ultra.sys, 4<br>
<br>
[scsi]<br>
Ultra100TX2_nt5 = "Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller", Ultra<br>
</blockquote>
Finally, winnt.sif includes these lines:<br>
<blockquote>[Unattended]<br>
    UnattendMode=FullUnattended<br>
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore<br>
    OemSkipEula=Yes<br>
    TargetPath=\WINNT<br>
    OemPnPDriversPath=\Pnpdrvrs<br>
</blockquote>
Note that I removed the oempreinstall=yes because it does not seem to
work, but with or without it, the PCI Promise card drivers do not load
for setup.<br>
<br>
Thank you (and/or anyone else who participates in this thread) for your
help<br>
<br>
Brandon<br>
<br>
Gerry Hickman wrote:
<blockquote cite="midekfU13Z9EHA.2680@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl" type="cite">Hi
Brandon,
<br>
<br>
Sorry but your text below is meaningless to me (and probably is to
others reading this).
<br>
<br>
You need to post the EXACT cut/paste of RELEVANT sections of both your
winnt.sif and txtsetup.sif files. Should be less than 30 lines of text
in total.
<br>
<br>
Can you also identify the exact controller you're trying to use and
where you got the driver from and which files you extracted to where.
<br>
<br>
We also need exact error text from any error that occurrs.
<br>
<br>
Brandon wrote:
<br>
<br>
<blockquote type="cite">I just tried it and it didn't work.  One
thing I noticed: one of the names seems to be much longer than anything
else in it's section, e.g.: ultra100nt5_tx2 (or something like that). 
I renamed all instances of ultra100nt5_tx2 (or whatever) to ultra100. 
I will post if it works or not later...
<br>
</blockquote>
<br>
</blockquote>
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Anonymous
January 21, 2005 1:13:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi Brandon,

The TXTSETUP.SIF looks correct to me, provided you have checked '3_' in your
[DiskSourceNames] section is pointing to the right place. On my system all
the entries in [DiskSourceNames] are pointing to the same place

%srvcd%,\cdrom_is.5,,""

But my actual driver entry under [SourceDisksNames] uses '_x', as opposed to
'3_'

Are you sure you have posted the full winnt.sif file below, it's very short!
You need to keep oempreinstall=yes in the file or I don't think it will work
at all. You can comment out lines in WINNT.SIF and TXTSETUP.SIF using a
semi-colon while doing experiments.

To look into it further, I'd need the exact error you get with line number,
and at which point it occurs (e.g. just after loading cpqarray driver)

Gerry Hickman
SSRU SysAdmin

"Brandon" <hplsbyufan@imapmail.org> wrote in message
news:upfr7jM%23EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Gerry,
>
> No problem, I'll provide the details now.
>
> The card is the Promise Ultra100 TX2:
>
>
http://www.promise.com/support/download/download2_eng.a...
>
> I downloaded driver version 2.00.0.42.
>
> txtsetup.oem contains details for multiple cards and mutiple OSes. I
removed all the extra OSes and all the extra cards. This is what was left:
>
> [Disks]
> d1 = "Promise Ultra Series Driver Diskette", \ultra, \
>
> [Defaults]
> scsi = Ultra100TX2_nt5
>
> [scsi]
> Ultra100TX2_nt5 = "Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller", Ultra
>
> [Files.scsi.Ultra100TX2_nt5]
> driver = d1, Ultra.sys, Ultra
> inf = d1, Ultra.inf
> catalog = d1, Ultra.cat
>
> [HardwareIds.scsi.Ultra100TX2_nt5]
> id = "PCI\VEN_105A&DEV_4D68","Ultra"
>
> These are the resulting txtsetup.sif lines:
>
> [SourceDisksFiles]
> Ultra.sys = 1,,,,,,3_,4,1
>
> [HardwareIdsDatabase]
> PCI\VEN_105A&DEV_4D68 = Ultra100TX2_nt5
>
> [SCSI.load]
> Ultra100TX2_nt5 = Ultra.sys, 4
>
> [scsi]
> Ultra100TX2_nt5 = "Win2000 Promise ULTRA100 TX2 (tm) Controller", Ultra
>
> Finally, winnt.sif includes these lines:
>
> [Unattended]
> UnattendMode=FullUnattended
> DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
> OemSkipEula=Yes
> TargetPath=\WINNT
> OemPnPDriversPath=\Pnpdrvrs
>
> Note that I removed the oempreinstall=yes because it does not seem to
work, but with or without it, the PCI Promise card drivers do not load for
setup.
>
> Thank you (and/or anyone else who participates in this thread) for your
help
>
> Brandon
>
> Gerry Hickman wrote:
> Hi Brandon,
>
> Sorry but your text below is meaningless to me (and probably is to
others reading this).
>
> You need to post the EXACT cut/paste of RELEVANT sections of both your
winnt.sif and txtsetup.sif files. Should be less than 30 lines of text in
total.
>
> Can you also identify the exact controller you're trying to use and
where you got the driver from and which files you extracted to where.
>
> We also need exact error text from any error that occurrs.
>
> Brandon wrote:
>
>
> I just tried it and it didn't work. One thing I noticed: one of the
names seems to be much longer than anything else in it's section, e.g.:
ultra100nt5_tx2 (or something like that). I renamed all instances of
ultra100nt5_tx2 (or whatever) to ultra100. I will post if it works or not
later...
>
>
>
!