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Install Vista From Linux Using WinPE2.0


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For all you Linux user, here is what I came up with for Vista install from

Linux. I did this on Redhat 4.0.

Steps

1) On a Windows machine, install the WAIK. I used a Vista box, but I think

W2K3 or XP might work.

2) From the attached winpepxe.tar, copy the bld directory to c:\

3) Follow the instructions in c:\bld\README.txt. This will allow you to build the boot kernels for

x86 and amd64 for the tftp directory.

4) Copy kernel to linux server

net use f: \\SERVER_IP\SHARE

copy_krnl_to_server.cmd x86

copy_krnl_to_server.cm amd64

Put these under you tftpd directory under pxe/winpe

5) Update your tftp-server to version 0.40 atleast. This fixes a bug tftp remapping,

6) copy the following to /etc/tftpremapp

# TFTPD remapping reuired to support Vista

re bootmgr\.exe pxe/pxelinux.cfg/\x/bootmgr.exe

rg \\boot\\ pxe/pxelinux.cfg/\x/

rg \\Boot\\ pxe/pxelinux.cfg/\x/

rg ^\\ pxe/pxelinux.cfg/\x/

rg \\ /

The \x represents the HEX IP value for the client.

Create a link to the proper architecture for the client.

for example for x64 architecture

cd $TFTPROOT/pxe/pxelinux.cfg

ln -s ../winpe/x64 $HEX_IP

You may need to adjust the paths for your environment.

7) Add the following to the tftpd option in /etc/xinetd.d/tftp -remap /etc/tftpremap

8) Set the next file similar to the following

filename="pxe/winpe/_ARCH_/pxeboot.n12";

9) When an install starts, the pxeboot.n12 will be downloaded and will ask for more files.

10) This will eventually will execute WinPE.wim, wich runs the startnet.cmd

11) Startnet.cmd runs create_net.vbs which does a

Wscript.Echo("net use y: \\" + myDHCP + "\answers\" + myIP)

where

myDHCP is taken from the ipconfig /all command

answer is my share

myIP is the IP of the client.

12) startnet.cmd will cd to y:\clientIP directory and run

os_install.cmd wich is attached. You will need to

modify it for your environment. Not this whole schemes works with

W2K3x64 and wXP64, so some of the items in os_install.cmd are not needed.

13) os_install.cmd eventually runs the Vista setup.exe

I have included an asnwer file for your convenience. Use M4 to instantiate it.

Good luck.

Tom

winpepxe.tar

part.txt

os_install.cmd

wvista.xml

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Excuse me if I'm asking very basic question but...

I read your Reme file, the part below.

Steps

1) Install WAIK on a Windows system. OSPM build uses Vista.

2) Copy OSPM build environment to c:\bld

3) Start a WinPE 2.0 Shell (Start->All Prorams->Microsoft Windows AIK->Windpws PETools Command Prompt)

On 1), what do you mean by "OSPM build uses Vista." ?

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