txtsetup.sif and txtsetup.oem

IBM ThinkPad
March 22, 2007 at 20:56:34
Specs: Windows 2000, Pentium III
Hello forum:

I am having an issue reinstalling Win2ooo Pro. First, the laptop I am using does not have any peripherals attached. I have an external Iomega USB ZipCD 650 and external 3.5" floppy drive. After loading and using the recovery console to reformat the harddrive, when trying to reinstall, the CD drive isnt recognized during setup b/c it is USB. So I copied the USB drivers from the windows install disk, along with txtsetup.oem, txtsetup.sif and a few others. Through trial and error, I was able to edit the txtsetup.oem file, but I am stuck at a point where Windows cannot locate txtsetup.sif. First question, does this file need to be on the c: drive (like in /i386 folder), or on the disk with the USB drivers? So again, I searched the install disk and found the *.sif file.

However, I have not edited it to match the syntax in the other files yet. My second question is directly related to the txtsetup.sif file. Can I edit this file so that it only references the drivers I need? It currently has a laundry list of files and folder names. Since I am only concerned about the USB drivers, can I bypass the rest? Below is a summary of the files I am using.

lIST OF fILES ON DISK

TXTSETUP.OEM
TXTSETUP.SIF
USBIOS.INF
USB_IOS.PDR
USBZIP.INF
TAGFILE.TAG --> this is just an empty txt file with a .TAG extension. It is a file whose presence allows setup to recognize that the disk is inserted.
USBZIP.SYS

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TXTSETUP.OEM

[Disks]
d1 = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk",\tagfile.tag,""
# d2 = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk",\txtsetup.sif,""
[Defaults]
scsi = USBZIPCD
[scsi]
USBZIPCD = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver", USBZIPCD
# USBZIPCD2 = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver 2", USBZIPCD2
[Files.scsi.USBZIPCD]
driver = d1, usbzip.sys, USBZIPCD
inf = d1, usbzip.inf
[Files.scsi.USBZIPCD2]
# driver = d2, usbzip.sys, USBZIPCD2
# inf = d2, usbzip.inf
--
TXTSETUP.SIF
; USBIOS.INF -- install for USB IOS mapper
; Copyright (c) 1999 Iomega Corporation
;Version 1.1.4.1
[version]
signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=hdc
Provider=%Iomega%

[ClassInstall]
AddReg=HDC_Class

[HDC_Class]
HKR,,,,%HDCClassName%
HKR,,Icon,,-9

[Manufacturer]
%Iomega%=Iomega

;***************************************************************************
;Iomega-manufacturer device list
[Iomega]
%USB_IOS_MAP.DeviceDesc% = IOS_MAPPER, USB\VID_059B&PID_0021
;***************************************************************************
;Iomega Driver Installation Sections

[IOS_MAPPER]
AddReg = IOSMAP_AddReg
CopyFiles=USBIOS.CopyFiles

[USBIOS.CopyFiles]
USB_IOS.pdr

[IOSMAP_AddReg]
HKR,,DriverDesc,,"Iomega USB Disk Controller Driver"
HKR,,DevLoader,,*IOS
HKR,,PortDriver,,USB_IOS.pdr

;********************************
;IOS common section
[IOS]
HKR,,DevLoader,,*IOS

[DestinationDirs]
DefaultDestDir = 12 ; IOSubsys directory

[SourceDisksNames]
# 1=%DISK1%,,
d1 = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk",,

[SourceDiskFiles]
USB_IOS.pdr=d1

[Strings]
Iomega="Iomega"
USB_IOS_MAP.DeviceDesc="Iomega Win98 USB Disk Controller"
d1="Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk"
---------------
USBIOS.INF

; USBIOS.INF -- install for USB IOS mapper
; Copyright (c) 1999 Iomega Corporation
;Version 1.1.4.1
[version]
signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=hdc
Provider=%Iomega%

[ClassInstall]
AddReg=HDC_Class

[HDC_Class]
HKR,,,,%HDCClassName%
HKR,,Icon,,-9

[Manufacturer]
%Iomega%=Iomega

;***************************************************************************
;Iomega-manufacturer device list
[Iomega]
%USB_IOS_MAP.DeviceDesc% = IOS_MAPPER, USB\VID_059B&PID_0021
;***************************************************************************
;Iomega Driver Installation Sections

[IOS_MAPPER]
AddReg = IOSMAP_AddReg
CopyFiles=USBIOS.CopyFiles

[USBIOS.CopyFiles]
USB_IOS.pdr

[IOSMAP_AddReg]
HKR,,DriverDesc,,"Iomega USB Disk Controller Driver"
HKR,,DevLoader,,*IOS
HKR,,PortDriver,,USB_IOS.pdr

;********************************
;IOS common section
[IOS]
HKR,,DevLoader,,*IOS

[DestinationDirs]
DefaultDestDir = 12 ; IOSubsys directory

[SourceDisksNames]
# 1=%DISK1%,,
d1 = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk",,

[SourceDiskFiles]
USB_IOS.pdr=d1

[Strings]
Iomega="Iomega"
USB_IOS_MAP.DeviceDesc="Iomega Win98 USB Disk Controller"
d1="Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk"
-------------------
USBZIP.INF

; USBZIP.INF -- install for USB Iomega Drive
; Copyright (c) 1999 Iomega Corporation
;Version 1.1.4.1
[Version]
Signature=$Windows 95$
Class=USB
Provider=%MFG%

[Manufacturer]
%MFG%=IOMEGA

[IOMEGA]
%USB\VID_059B&PID_0001.DeviceDesc%=USBZip.Dev, USB\VID_059B&PID_0001
%USB\VID_059B&PID_0040.DeviceDesc%=USBZip.Dev, USB\VID_059B&PID_0040
%USB\VID_0409&PID_002C.DeviceDesc%=USBZip.Dev, USB\VID_0409&PID_002C
%USB\VID_059B&PID_0030.DeviceDesc%=USBZip.Dev, USB\VID_059B&PID_0030
%USB\VID_059B&PID_0031.DeviceDesc%=USBZip.Dev, USB\VID_059B&PID_0031
%USB\VID_059B&PID_0050.DeviceDesc%=USBZip.Dev, USB\VID_059B&PID_0050

[USBZip.Dev]
AddReg=USBZip.AddReg
CopyFiles=USBZip.CopyFiles

[DestinationDirs]
DefaultDestDir=11

[USBZip.CopyFiles]
USBZip.sys

[USBZip.AddReg]
HKR,,DevLoader,0,*ntkern
HKR,,NTMPDriver,,USBZip.sys
HKR,,DefaultAltInterface,1,00
HKR,,EnumName,0,USBZip

[SourceDisksNames]
#1=%DISK1%,,
d1 = "Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk",,

[SourceDiskFiles]
USBZip.sys=d1

[Strings]
MFG="Iomega"
USB\VID_059B&PID_0001.DeviceDesc="Iomega USB Mass Storage Class Driver"
USB\VID_0409&PID_002C.DeviceDesc="Iomega USB Mass Storage Class Driver"
USB\VID_059B&PID_0040.DeviceDesc="Iomega USB to SCSI Cable Driver"
USB\VID_059B&PID_0030.DeviceDesc="Iomega USB Mass Storage Class Driver"
USB\VID_059B&PID_0050.DeviceDesc="Iomega USB CD Mass Storage Class Driver"
USB\VID_059B&PID_0031.DeviceDesc="Iomega USB Mass Storage Class Driver"
d1="Iomega USB ZipCD Driver Install Disk"
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#1
March 23, 2007 at 04:38:05
IMHO this will not work, best bet is to put drive into a PC, use DOS to SYS the hard drive and copy over the i386 folder and start setup from the DOS prompt:

This has been covered in various postings..


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#2
March 23, 2007 at 08:20:11
Thanks for the feedback Orbital,

I would love it if you could expand on your comments or provide some keywords for me to search. This is obviously a new area for me, so I appreciate your honesty. What you are describing sounds a lot easier than what I've done. Thanks in advance for the help!


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#3
March 23, 2007 at 11:08:47
First you need a Laptop IDE to PC IDE Convertor like:

http://insidecomputer.stores.yahoo....

Obviously it will be the only Drive, ensure it is jumpered as Single or Master, in the PC, you therefore boot from a W98SE OEM boot floppy with CD support:

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

..and type the following at the A:\_ prompt

SYS C

press the enter key and wait until it states SYSTEM TRANSFERED, please note you need to have the drive formatted FAT32 first:

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

Thats the first part....................


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#4
March 23, 2007 at 12:15:54
This is a web page dealing with Swappable laptop drives but the basic principal is the same:

http://www.mwpms.uklinux.net/msdosn...


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#5
April 23, 2007 at 11:03:55
Excellent news..so far I haven't blown myself up. I successfully copied the entire win2k install disk to the laptop hard drive. I made the mistake of formatting as NTFS instead of FAT32. Also, based on the website you provided, I created a win98SE boot disk and also put a copy of smartdrv.exe on it. So i guess I am doing something right. So lets assume I am able to reformat the hard drive, recopy win2k installation, reboot using disk, and finally can SYS the hard drive...whats next???

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#6
April 26, 2007 at 14:00:35
DONE DONE DONE. Thank you Orbital for the information. Everything played out perfectly. I'm not really sure what role smartdrv.exe had on this whole process. Perhaps I missed something, or else it just happened in the background. So just to summarize, after I received the "system transferred" message, all I needed to do was run winnt.exe from the \i386 folder. Setup kicked in and I was finally able to resolve my issue. Thanks again for all the support.

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