Questions about using UNATTEND.txt in setup



miffy900
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
I need to install a copy of Windows XP SP2 alongside my Windows 2000
installation.

I want to use unattended mode for setup so that I dont have to reconfigure
everything after setup finishes. I've checked the ref.chm file in the
deploy.cab and all relevant references for making an UNATTEND.txt file and
now Im sure that everything is right. Except how do I make sure that the
installation installs Windows to drive D: and not drive C: (which is where
Windows resides on)?

Since I'm executing the installation from Windows 2000 in a cmd window and
using the /unattend:unattend.txt switch removes all prompts, how do I make
sure that the installation will install to drive D:? There were no references
to specify the install-to drive letter in the ref.chm, or none that I could
find anyway so is there another switch or parameter I have to provide or do I
have to provide that during setup, cos if I do have to provide that during
setup, itd be pretty stupid to call it "Unattended mode setup".

Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
You might want to do a little investigation into the switches
that can be used with winnt32.exe (or winnt.exe for that matter).
If you add /tempdrive:D: to your command, XP will be installed on
the D drive.

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Nepatsfan
"miffy900" <miffy900@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:918B147C-6199-4B09-BFA3-B1796B702E8F@microsoft.com...
>I need to install a copy of Windows XP SP2 alongside my Windows
>2000
> installation.
>
> I want to use unattended mode for setup so that I dont have to
> reconfigure
> everything after setup finishes. I've checked the ref.chm file
> in the
> deploy.cab and all relevant references for making an
> UNATTEND.txt file and
> now Im sure that everything is right. Except how do I make sure
> that the
> installation installs Windows to drive D: and not drive C:
> (which is where
> Windows resides on)?
>
> Since I'm executing the installation from Windows 2000 in a cmd
> window and
> using the /unattend:unattend.txt switch removes all prompts,
> how do I make
> sure that the installation will install to drive D:? There were
> no references
> to specify the install-to drive letter in the ref.chm, or none
> that I could
> find anyway so is there another switch or parameter I have to
> provide or do I
> have to provide that during setup, cos if I do have to provide
> that during
> setup, itd be pretty stupid to call it "Unattended mode setup".


Questions about using UNATTEND.txt in setup