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swain90

Bootable Windows Embedded

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I have downloaded the Windows Pos 2009 Embedded trial CD and gone through the installation fine.

I've taken a copy of the Microsoft sample unattended file and I'm trying to make a new ISO with the embedded file, however I can't for the life of me work out how to build a new bootable ISO.

 

I've use WinISO to extract the boot image, and I'm using imgburn  (image attached). Where am I going wrong?

 

Cheers

 

Swain90

 

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Queer.

I see no reasons why Imgburn could have issue creating a "no emulation" el-Torito bootable CD, the setting you posted seem fine, unless -somehow- the cd.img has not been extracted correctly.

Try using another program to extract the bootable image, see:

http://reboot.pro/topic/12406-editing-iso-files/

for various alternatives, but in this case you can use 7-zip just fine.

jaclaz

 

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I've used a few programs to extract and the MD5 hashes always come back the same.

 

I've tried a couple of utilities where I've added my answer file to the image and saved, the ISO works for booting but it seems to corrupt the install and I can't run the setup files.

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2 hours ago, swain90 said:

I've tried a couple of utilities where I've added my answer file to the image and saved, the ISO works for booting but it seems to corrupt the install and I can't run the setup files.

Then this is another (entirely different) issue, the .iso actually boots, then *something* else (which includes your unattended file) makes the stuff not working for installs.

This has nothing to do apparently with the creating of the .iso, as long as the no-emulation bootsector is executed and loads setupldr.bin, and this latter goes on for the very initial part of the text mode setup the .iso is fine.

You will have to post your unattended file, hoping that someone can spot where the issue can be,

Also please describe (as much as you can) what actually happens.

A good (alternative) idea would be to attempt the install/booting in a VM and create a video of it, so that willing helpful members can understand at which step (and how) the booting fails.

jaclaz

P.S.: did you use this:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd458832(v=winembedded.20).aspx

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd458837(v=winembedded.20).aspx

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd458830(v=winembedded.20).aspx

as reference, right?

 

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I don't even get the windows xp boot screen so it's not an issue with unattended file.

 

I'll post some pictures/videos on Monday when I'm back at work.

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From the start...

 

I downloaded this ISO; https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=11196 and trialed it on a virtual box VM, that ISO works fine.

 

I've then used various tools to extract the boot loader from that ISO, checked the MD5 hashes each tool extracts the same boot file.

 

 

Once the iso has been built and I start the VM all I get is this;

2vyvtaE.png

 

 

I've found some tools which will allow me to add my unattended file to the iso and save, the ISO then boots up fine, however the setup process won't launch;

 

  https://i.imgur.com/KFktGSe.png [/img]

 

 

 

I have no idea why it's not working :-\

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