Unattended Install



Semaj
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
I have many systems with a single disk, single partition configuration
and I want to create an unattended install that wipes out the existing
partition and then creates an NTFS partition and continue on with the
install. The config I tried to use is:

[Data]
Autopartition = 1
[Unattended]
Repartition = Yes

This method does wipe out the partition, recreates it, formats it,
copies files to it, then gives me the following error:

Setup cannot set the required Windows XP configuration information. This
indicates an internal Setup error:
Contact you system administrator.

When I turn off either autopartition or repartition options, I have to
manually delete/create partition but all else works fine. As an aside,
I did use nLite to generate my winnt.sif file.

Any help would be appreciated.

Anando [MS-MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Hi Semaj,

You may want to go through the following Technet article which outlines Unattended installations
very well:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prbc_cai_tidq.asp

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"Semaj" <not@home.now> wrote in message news:eTDyrcVYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I have many systems with a single disk, single partition configuration and I want to create an
>unattended install that wipes out the existing partition and then creates an NTFS partition and
>continue on with the install. The config I tried to use is:
>
> [Data]
> Autopartition = 1
> [Unattended]
> Repartition = Yes
>
> This method does wipe out the partition, recreates it, formats it, copies files to it, then gives
> me the following error:
>
> Setup cannot set the required Windows XP configuration information. This indicates an internal
> Setup error:
> Contact you system administrator.
>
> When I turn off either autopartition or repartition options, I have to manually delete/create
> partition but all else works fine. As an aside, I did use nLite to generate my winnt.sif file.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.


Unattended Install