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  1. Edit: Where it you get /dev/sda from anyway? You don't seam to have any SCSI/SATA/USB devices attached!
    /dev/sda is actually in the isolinux.cfg file on the gparted LiveCD, so I left it alone. However, your mention of SCSI/SATA/USB made a light go on in my head. Changeing /dev/sda to dev/cda, and that seems better.
  2. 2. The isolinux version that's integrated in to CDShell is way out of date and the author has no intention of updating CDShell anymore either. My suggestion would be to abandon it for isolinux/sylinux. Thats what I did!

    So, I started putting together a multi-boot disc using isolinux, but I get the same error message.

    Here's what I have for a directory structure:

     Directory of C:\aio-dvd2

    06/18/2007 04:01 PM <DIR> .
    06/18/2007 04:01 PM <DIR> ..
    06/18/2007 04:01 PM <DIR> boot
    06/18/2007 04:03 PM <DIR> gparted
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd2\boot

    06/18/2007 04:01 PM <DIR> .
    06/18/2007 04:01 PM <DIR> ..
    06/18/2007 04:03 PM <DIR> gparted
    06/18/2007 04:26 PM <DIR> isolinux
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd2\boot\gparted

    06/18/2007 04:03 PM <DIR> .
    06/18/2007 04:03 PM <DIR> ..
    05/02/2007 03:31 AM 3,044,400 gparted
    05/18/2007 01:40 AM 3,342,147 gparted.igz
    2 File(s) 6,386,547 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd2\boot\isolinux

    06/18/2007 04:26 PM <DIR> .
    06/18/2007 04:26 PM <DIR> ..
    06/10/2007 03:52 PM 3,592 chain.c32
    06/18/2007 04:27 PM 11,603 isolinux.bin
    06/18/2007 04:24 PM 1,119 isolinux.cfg
    06/10/2007 03:51 PM 20,056 memdisk
    06/18/2007 04:26 PM 112,469 splash.png
    06/10/2007 03:52 PM 120,676 vesamenu.c32
    6 File(s) 269,515 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd2\gparted

    06/18/2007 04:03 PM <DIR> .
    06/18/2007 04:03 PM <DIR> ..
    05/18/2007 02:24 AM 43,663,360 gparted.dat
    1 File(s) 43,663,360 bytes

    And here's what's in my isolinux.cfg at the moment:

    DEFAULT /boot/isolinux/vesamenu.c32
    PROMPT 0
    TIMEOUT 300
    MENU BACKGROUND /boot/isolinux/splash.png
    MENU TITLE Super-Disc ** 09Mar07 Edition
    #### The 1st byte of the fgnd color is brightness.
    #### blue
    MENU COLOR title 1;36;44 #ff0000ff #00000000 std
    #### blue
    MENU COLOR unsel 37;44 #ff0000ff #00000000 std
    #### white
    MENU COLOR sel 7;37;40 #c0ffffff #ff000000 std
    #### red
    MENU COLOR hotkey 1;37;44 #ffff0000 #00000000 std
    #### green
    MENU COLOR hotsel 1;7;37;40 #ff00ff00 #ff000000 all
    LABEL gparted
    MENU label ^1 gParted
    KERNEL /boot/gparted/gparted
    APPEND initrd=/boot/gparted/gparted.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc vga=788 looptype=squashfs loop=/gparted/gparted.dat splash=silent nosound cdroot=/dev/sda

    LABEL memtest86
    MENU LABEL ^Memtest86 (RAM Diagnostic)
    KERNEL /boot/isolinux/memtest86

    But I get the same behavior:


    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

  3. Is gparted.dat at the root of your disc?

    What version of the GParted LiveCD are you using?

    How have you created your disc i.e. what program with which switches?

    Are you trying to boot GParted on a laptop? (seams stupid but I've never had any problems with desktops, even older ones)

    The current ver I'm using is 0.3.4-6. (I know 0.3.4-7 is out but that was a week after my current build :rolleyes:) and I can't say I've really had any problems with it.

    Basically, I just extracted the contents of the ISO into a folder at the root of my disc (c:\aio-dvd\gprt)

     Directory of C:\aio-dvd\gprt

    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> .
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> ..
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> boot
    05/18/2007 02:24 AM 43,663,360 gparted.dat
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> syslinux
    1 File(s) 43,663,360 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd\gprt\boot

    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> .
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> ..
    05/18/2007 02:24 AM 2,048 boot.cat
    05/02/2007 03:31 AM 3,044,400 gparted
    05/18/2007 01:40 AM 3,342,147 gparted.igz
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> grub
    05/18/2007 01:40 AM 6,222 help.msg
    03/16/2005 11:09 PM 91,940 memtest86
    5 File(s) 6,486,757 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd\gprt\boot\grub

    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> .
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> ..
    05/18/2007 01:31 AM 4,134 clonezilla.lst
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 5,910 Csplash.xpm.gz
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 7,456 e2fs_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 7,296 fat_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 6,592 ffs_stage1_5
    05/18/2007 01:29 AM 0 grub.conf
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 5,216 Gsplash.xpm.gz
    03/17/2005 02:08 PM 1,420 help.msg
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 6,592 iso9660_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 8,064 jfs_stage1_5
    05/18/2007 01:29 AM 3,642 menu.lst
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 6,720 minix_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 9,056 reiserfs_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 512 stage1
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 102,268 stage2
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 102,268 stage2_eltorito
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 6,944 ufs2_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 6,144 vstafs_stage1_5
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 8,776 xfs_stage1_5
    19 File(s) 299,010 bytes

    Directory of C:\aio-dvd\gprt\syslinux

    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> .
    06/14/2007 11:19 AM <DIR> ..
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 149 boot.msg
    04/12/2007 02:46 PM 496 options.msg
    04/03/2007 01:06 PM 79,457 splash.lss
    04/12/2007 02:44 PM 1,540 syslinux.cfg
    4 File(s) 81,642 bytes

    I have modified the cdshell.ini entry like this:

    if $lastKey == key[h]; then isolinux /gprt/boot/gparted initrd=/gprt/boot/gparted.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=squashfs loop=/gprt/gparted.dat splash=silent nosound cdroot=/dev/sd

    I'm pretty sure the problem is the "cdroot=/dev/sd", but I'm not really sure how to go about fixing that - that same syntax works just fine for Ghost4Linux.

    I'm using the current ( release - I'll give a go and see if it behaves any differently.

    So far, I'm just testing it in Virtual PC - the gparted ISO seems to work just fine on its own, so it has to be a configuration problem, I would think.

    Playsafe: I based what I have off of this tutorial - as far as Ghost goes, I just made a Ghost boot floppy with the tool that ships with Ghost and converted it to an IMG file using RawWrite - I call it using memdisk. Gparted...well...I'm still working on that. ;)

  4. I've got the following in my AIO disc:

    OS Install

    1. Windows XP SP2
    2. Windows 2000 SP4
    3. Windows 98SE
    4. Windows 2000 Server SP4
    5. Windows 2003 Server SP1

    Rescue / Utility CDs

    1. UBCD4WIN (XP-Based)
    2. UBCD4WIN (2003-Based)
    3. RescueMe CD
    4. Knoppix 5.0.1 Live CD

    DOS-Based Network Boot Disks

    1. ModBoot (Novell Boot Disk)
    2. ModBoot (NT Boot Disk)
    3. Custom-built "Magic Floppy"

    Miscellaneous Boot Disks

    1. Ghost 2003 (No Network Support)
    2. Drive Image Pro 6 (No Network Support)
    3. Partition Magic 8
    4. Ghost 4 Linux (G4l)
    5. Volume Manager 2
    6. CMRR HDDErase"
    7. Active@ KillDisk
    8. Darik's Boot and Nuke
    9. Datapol NTFS4DOS Boot Disk"
    10. AIDA PC Information Tool
    11. NSSI PC Information Tool
    12. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
    13. TestDisk 6.4
    14. Norton SystemWorks Emergency Disk (FAT32 ONLY!)
    15. Windows 98/ME Registry Editor
    16. Windows 98 Boot Floppy
    17. MS-DOS 6.22 Boot Floppy

    Manufacturer-Supplied Drive Diagnostics

    1. Dell 90-90 HDD IDE Diagnostics Utility v1.31b
    2. Fujitsu FJDT v6.30
    3. Hitachi Drive Fitness Test v4.08 (Works With All Manufacturers)
    4. Hitachi Diskcheck (Legacy)
    5. Maxtor PowerMax v4.22 (Works With All Manufacturers)
    6. Samsung Utilities
    7. Seagate DiskWizard v10.50
    8. Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools v11.0
    9. Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics v5.04f

    ...and a dozen or so miscellaneous Dell diagnostic disks.

    If you don't mind me asking, how did you get GParted in there? I have it booting, but it fails after the keyboard mapping with a "determining root device" error...

  5. I just got it working this morning,and it was easier than I thought:

    Assuming that your root build directory for your DVD is c:\aio-dvd

    1) Extract the contents of the ISO into c:\aio-dvd\g4l\

    2) Add the following command into your cdshell.ini (modify to reflect whatever keystroke you want):

    if $lastkey == key[4]; then isolinux /g4l/bzImage6 initrd=/g4l/ramdisk.gz ramdisk_size=65536 root=/dev/ram0

    You don't get all the boot options - that just boots the default, but you could make a sub-menu for the other options if you really wanted to.

  6. I'll look into using your registry tweak, though. It would be a "REGEDIT /S netware.reg" entry in the CMDLINES.TXT file, right? Maybe that'll do the trick.

    Yep, that's what I'm doing. It's strange, because I also set the tree and server in the unattend.txt, but for some reason those settings don't stick upon reboot. The registry tweak works for me, though.

  7. Are you attempting to join a domain during the GUI portion of the setup?

    I install the Novell Client through SVCPACK, myself. I made a custom answer file via ACU (the client is pushed from svcpack.inf using a self-extracting RAR archive with "acu.exe /D:no /U:unattend.txt" as the command line), and then import a couple of registry tweaks via cmdlines.txt. Granted, we're running an older version of Novell, but here's what I have:


    !Preferred_Server="<your server>"
    !Preferred_Tree="<your tree>"
    !Product_Name="Novell Client for Windows 4.91 SP1"
    !LoginServiceDWOn0="Default","Save On Exit"
    !LoginServiceDWOn1="Default\Tab2","Login Script"
    !LoginServiceDWOn2="Default\Tab2","Display Results"
    !LoginServiceDWOn3="Default\Tab2","Close Results"
    !LoginServiceSZ2="Default\Tab3","Tab","NT Credentials"
    !LoginServiceDWOff0="Default\Tab4","Enable RAS"
    ="E:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\Netware.491sp1"
    NW_NWFS=NovellNetwareClientParameters, \$OEM$\NET\NTCLIENT\I386
    NW_NDPS=NDPSParameters, \$OEM$\NET\NTCLIENT\I386


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Location Profiles\Services\{1E6CEEA1-FB73-11CF-BD76-00001B27DA23}\Default\Tab1]
    "Context"="<your context>"
    "Server"="<your server>"
    "Tree"="<your tree>"

    ; This key pushes the Novell login credentials to Active Directory, so that users don't have to log in twice. Ah, the joys of legacy systems!
    "Sync NDS Username"=dword:00000001

    Granted, this may or may not apply properly to your situation, but hopefully it'll help you out.

  8. Good news. Until the hotfix is available, I've just moved IE7 down to the bottom of my RunOnceEx.cmd file with the /forcereboot switch, so that the other stuff I want to install via RunOnceEx installs properly. After IE7 installs, the system gets rebooted, but there are no more RunOnceEx things for the new dll to mess up.

  9. Howdy!

    I've successfully built an All-In-One DVD based on this tutorial, and all works as expected.

    But I would also like to add the RescueMe CD, and I'm not quite sure how to go about doing that. If anybody could give me some tips or pointers (or better yet, instructions), I'd appreciate it. I've built the ISO for it, and it works great - I'd just like to incorporate it into my AIO-DVD, so it's one less thing to carry around.

    Thanks in advance!

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