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About jetman

  • Birthday 12/25/1958

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    Windows 7 x64
  1. Especial the burn engine is awesome, best in the world.And the build engine is good too: ImgBurn offers optimisation Enable the feature <Build><Optimise Duplicate Files> AHA ! I looked in primary dialog, but not in the Settings dialog ! Let's give it a try. Thanx again....
  2. @cdob Thanx. This is my final XP project, following andregascal's Multi-Boot DVD architecture from this very sub. Essentially the two trees shown below are the target(s) of interest: HOMEOEM|--I386|--$OEM$| |--$1\INSTALL|PROOEM|--I386|--$OEM$| |--$1\INSTALL|$1\INSTALL is completely redundant under both trees and I386 probably has significant duplication as well. I suspect this is the last time I will ever do any work on this project, given XP's EOL is just over six months away. Once in a blue moon, I revisit this idea as I periodically recall a bootleg 10-in-1 Windows setup disc.
  3. Sure thanks dude. Essentially, the unattended install sub-dir for two Windows setup directory trees (on the same disc) is duplicated file-for-file. The project works perfectly right now, but is close to maxing out DVD-5 space. I believe there is some sort of optimization mechanism/whatever in the ISO std which can optimize away the redundancy via binary file comparison via links/whatever. I've seen something to this effect from time-to-time, but was never able to learn how it worked. I recently read a snippet from a PowerISO README, while GOOGLEing, which suggests something like this. Bu
  4. Folks: I have a project disc that I'd like to shrink by a lot. I know there is a great deal of redundancy on the disc. I believe using the correct tool, these redundancies can be optimized away, replacing actual files with links/pointers/whatever. But I can find nothing via Google that will even offer a direction. Then, I remembered MSFN and reasoned someone here has to have obsessed about this subject and knows how to do this. Thanx in advance....
  5. Thanx. My x64 disc is stuck w/ a final issue, where it dies halfway into my GUIRunOnce script, just a plain-vanilla CMD batch script ! Takes hours to get to the desktop, hanging in limbo. If I don't execute the script til after SETUP is complete and we're at the Desktop, the script works flawlessly ! OTOH, the exact same script is no problem on my x86 disc ! So I need to change things up for the x64 world, altho there's no good reason I should be going thru this ! I should be able to install what I need from the HKLM/RunOnce keys. Thanx again.
  6. I looked at the 1st three pages of the topic, but of course I didn't find an answer. I suspect that somewhere in the mass of links in the stickies at the top of the topic, my answer can be found buried in there. Please forgive my impatience. When we do a Windows XP unattended installation, there's a point during the 2nd (graphical) phase of setup, where a script can be run. My XP discs would create a default user at this time. Is the same true of Windows 7 and if so, could someone share a couple of links explaining the procedure ? What I'd like to do is launch some preparatory work from on
  7. I'm stuck with a RDP problem that has to be minor, but I simply can't see what it is. Essentially, I have two VMWare VMs on a Windows 7 PC and I can talk to the 1st VM setup, via RDP, but the second VM is unresponsive and never advances beyond the message: 'initiating remote connection' and errors out after thirty secs. In detail, I created a VMWare VM (called VM0), populated it with Windows 7 Pro and everything else I needed for the project, configured it to operate off of port 33890, then successfully tested it from the projected client PCs. I explicitly opened the RDP port (on client and
  8. While this comment pertains to Windows XP, it could easily apply to Vista. I have XP OEM discs, slipstreamed w/ SP2 or SP3. I actively maintain my SP2 discs for two reasons: MSOFT has never (not while I was paying attention) addressed a deficiency WRT UAA drivers for HD audio devices. Can't install a HD audio device (many of the newest adapters) w/o using their KB888111 hotfix, which won't directly install under SP3. Speed. I saw this illustrated two weeks ago, with a PC I redid for a customer. My XP discs were only different WRT the service pack. The customer brought his PC back for a 2
  9. DVDFLick is an open-source program, which will take a series of movie files and convert them into a std DVD Video disc, complete w/ a menu. It's actually a slick GUI front-end to a series of cmd-line utils, which do all of the conversion, encoding, etc. Very straight forward to use. My 1st attempt resulted in a working DVD Video disc, after which I've created about a dozen DVD Video discs w/ it. A most excellent program and you can't beat the price: free ! Later....Jet
  10. No, I don't remember any of the details of .cfg. Re: FreeNAS itself, it's probably improved since I tried it three years ago. In any case, get something to extract the FreeNAS ISO's boot sector, then commence with the trial-and-error testing. That's the process I used, so the sooner you start, the sooner you'll finish. One thing I do remember is that there are several files that could be used as the target of the KERNEL statement, that will be the actual loader. That's where the trial-an-error comes in. Originally, it only took a few hours of effort to achieve results. Later....Jet
  11. Sorry, but that was three years ago and that .cfg file has long passed into history. I can suggest something else which mite work as well, if not better. I abandoned FreeNAS, bec it didn't perform well and couldn't be integrated w/ Windows-based projects, in spite of the fact I'd built (by hand) and operated a FreeBSD/Samba file server/access point for years. (And I really like FreeBSD !) Anyway, I've since found something else which will make it into the next edition of the public SuperDisc [RSN ! ] called TurnkeyLinux. It's based on Ubuntu 8.04 and is being actively developed and suppo
  12. Have been using nLite successfully for a while now (over a year) and it's an excellent program. Wanted to finalize my XP disc, by adding WMP10/11. As part of the search process, I discovered WMP11 Slipstreamer, well known to some around these parts. Anyway, my attempts to use it failed w/ an 'Invalid Product Catalog' error at the very beginning of the GUI [2nd] phase of the XP setup. I ran WMP11SS standalone, against an untouched XP Home fileset, always w/ the same results. Near the end of my attempts, I became aware that nLite had discovered the existence of WMP11SS on my system a
  13. Same here, although in the last couple of weeks I've had a hard time holding onto my collection of thumb drives ! Recently, I did find a new site for live CDs: Turnkey Linux. Turnkey Linux hosts a series of professionally-configured appliance discs based Ubuntu 8.04. They have a LAMP disc, a Samba disc, a Drupal disc, and a Joomla! disc to name a few. You can sample their works in live CD form, then install them to a hdrive to actually use them in real-world projects. Impressive stuf. There's a post a couple pages back, where someone explains how to use SYSLINUX/ISOLINUX and GRUB toget
  14. Happy holidays ! Long time, no post ! Unfortunately, people who post messages like the one you commented don't seem to do much in the way of research or experimentation. Frankly, other than for demo purposes, I can't see the reason for having three Ubuntus on the same disc. Actually, Jotnar has a great contribution to the thread, explaining how to customize various (popular) Linux live CDs (incl the Ubuntus) so that they can be part of a SuperDisc. Having said that, I have a top-to-bottom revision of primary project/initial message underway, to be completed this month. I have formed a m
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