Posts posted by Teasy
sure it is possible. it's almost the same as the installation from cd.
there are just some small differences ... e.g. the filenames must be
in 8.3 convention or you have to integrate a $$rename.txt with the
"long" names ... and i think, the $OEM$ Directory must be under \i386
deactivate the mainboard's second SATA-controller (the ITE-thing),
or use this one. Either way helps you out of this hell.
i have the same board and i already have deaktivated the ite controller but my pc doesn't want to boot the gui setup ... so what could be wrong in my case?
This message is for Teasy.
Execuse me, Teasy. I've received your PM but I have been too busy to answer.
Sorry to be late for you. I should answer you soon. The program you referred to is built on the same idea of the "Optional" folder. I'm really pleased to know that.
I think it's useful to you, too.
no problem ... i am busy with my unattended setups of windows nt 4 and xp for my company .. and the hundreds of software packages that i have to prepare ;-)
thank you for the great work you do ... the hint with the ads frame is great
your workaround with the renaming of the directories looks good, but as we use novell zenworks for software deployment, i am a litte bit handycapped with such tricks
i have two possibilities ... either making a complete "snapshot" of the installation of adobe reader (where i can place the files where i want) - works good, but sometimes we have problems with the browser plugins and internet explorer
or i use the msi installer feature of adobe reader ... but i can only work with msi-only or with msi and mst file ... and if i don't want to loose the repair option of the msi, i can't use a batch file for the deployment
well ... if i can't change the target path of (a) specific file(s) in the msi or with a mst, it is much easier for me to delete the "unneeded" files in the msi and install with it
The Second Example
Adobe Reader 6.0
i have a little question depending on how to work with wininstall ... recently i have downloaded wininstall le 2003 from ondemand-site and installed it ... now i would like to change some things in some msi files, e.g. in the msi of adobe reader 6.01
i have followed your excellent guide and was finally able to change the msi so i could install adobe reader with your options ... now i would like to take the next step ...
with all the standard plugins in the directory "...\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins" the reader starts very slowly ... i know, without most of these plugins in this directory, the reader would start much faster .. so i would like to delete some of the plugins or even don't want to have them installed
one option to do this would be to delete the row with the file information in the table in wininstall ... but what should i do, if i would need any of the deleted plugins sometimes? ...
so the second option would be to change the target path of some files. and here is my question:
is it possible - without "programming adobe reader again" - to change the path of a plugin file (e.g. "SendMail.api") from "[ProgramFilesFolder]\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_ins\" to "[ProgramFilesFolder]\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\plug_insBAK\" ? so the plugin "SendMail.api" would be installed to the plug_insBAK - folder ...
or could i reach this, if i would use microsoft orca and create a mst - file? or do you have any other suggestions?
Inter 915GM Driver wants to go to the Internet
in Device Drivers
i use the bts driver packs with different hardware configurations.
the latest one is a notebook hp nc6220 with integrated graphic
chip intel 915gm
the installation works fine except one minor problem ... during the
unattended installation at time -34 minutes a wizzard window pops
up asking me if i wanted to connect to the internet to have a look,
if there were newer drivers available
after one minute the windows closes itself automatically and a second
wizzard window (the same) pops up (i think because there are 2 devices
for the graphic adapter for internal use of the notebook display and
for an external monitor)
how can i get rid of this wizzard? it's only cosmetically - the unattended
inst continues after a minute without any problems