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#1 al_jo

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:20 AM

Has 80+ app scripts included.
Download is 85MB.
Final ISO will be about 300MB.
Download is here.

Simple tutorial:
Download, extract, run winbuilder.exe, point to a WindowsXP source & click play.
Full tutorial:
http://reboot.pro/4111/

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#2 amalux

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:00 PM

This is very cool! Can't wait to build and see what you've done. It's about time someone updated a package like this for LiveXP! Big thanks al_jo :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:49 PM

I think I'll build it, too. Al_Jo's builds tend to work just fine ... :afro:

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

Very good effort, would be nice to see your version also available on the downloads portal.

I uploaded the default liveXP project right now and it is packed with 300Mb of app scripts, does it differ much from the version that you are making available?

@amalux - can you also make available you prepared packages?

Or perhaps we three can agree on a single version that is revised and contains just about everything?


btw: FTP access to winbuilder.net should become operational again within a few days.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:12 PM

btw: FTP access to winbuilder.net should become operational again within a few days.

:rofl: :rofl: :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :clap: :clap:

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

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#7 al_jo

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:26 PM

Very good effort, would be nice to see your version also available on the downloads portal.

I uploaded the default liveXP project right now and it is packed with 300Mb of app scripts, does it differ much from the version that you are making available?

@amalux - can you also make available you prepared packages?

Or perhaps we three can agree on a single version that is revised and contains just about everything?


btw: FTP access to winbuilder.net should become operational again within a few days.

Nice, will try the ftp when it's available.
About this project: Just want LiveXP to stay alive for some more time.
Maybe I changed something so it's not compatible with the original LiveXP, don't remember; not very well organized here.
One thing is 100 % sure: Not all scripts working in Win7PE is working in LiveXP, but almost all scripts working in LiveXP works in Win7PE (and VistaPE).
Last thing: ALL app scripts included in this project is from 2011 April or later.
Regards
Allan

Ps. If Amalux is willing to put the whole chobang together in ONE livexp-project: Very much OK of course!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:13 AM

I've been using a bartpe/winxpe rescue disk for at least 5 years now. Decided to try something new. I found several problems with this updated package. Troubleshooting for a while just to get it to build then after it built it wouldn't create the iso until I finally had to comment out a line that checked a path in the Create ISO script so I could get WB to create the ISO file. Then I booted the image and the boot halted from missing or corrupted .sys files from various apps which I started to replace one after the other. Finally it got to the boot screen ( some porsche type car) then just hung indefinitely. It was a couple hours from beginning to end I had enough and gave up. So then I decided to try the original LiveXP and downloaded the zip file only to find corrupted files in the zip. I only post this to warn others new to this site, don't bother with the Livexp thing, try something else. It isn't worth the headache.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:31 AM

I've been using a bartpe/winxpe rescue disk for at least 5 years now. Decided to try something new. I found several problems with this updated package. Troubleshooting for a while just to get it to build then after it built it wouldn't create the iso until I finally had to comment out a line that checked a path in the Create ISO script so I could get WB to create the ISO file. Then I booted the image and the boot halted from missing or corrupted .sys files from various apps which I started to replace one after the other. Finally it got to the boot screen ( some porsche type car) then just hung indefinitely. It was a couple hours from beginning to end I had enough and gave up. So then I decided to try the original LiveXP and downloaded the zip file only to find corrupted files in the zip. I only post this to warn others new to this site, don't bother with the Livexp thing, try something else. It isn't worth the headache.


You chose NOT wisely. :(

As a "beginner" (no offence intended :)) you should use pre-made, verified packages.

Start here:
http://reboot.pro/4111/
Those WILL work at first attempt. (or at least they have worked for tens, hundreds and thousands of peeps)


It is IMNSHO SENSELESS to post something like:

So then I decided to try the original LiveXP and downloaded the zip file only to find corrupted files in the zip

without a link to the specific corrupted/problematic .zip file.

It is IMHO OFFENSIVE to all the people that try their best to create projects to post something like this:

I only post this to warn others new to this site, don't bother with the Livexp thing, try something else. It isn't worth the headache.


You will be able to say that it is not worth the headache (IF this is the case) only AFTER you have created successfully a build, right now you are only venting about your own failure at building it. :w00t:

:cheers:
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:43 PM

Updated first post with new package and additional “How To”.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:56 PM

Folks:

Even though I'm a total newbie to WinBuilder, unlike Carnell in #8, I had
immediate success with what I call LiveXP+. (For the record, I have a
heavily-customized BartPE disc, entirely of my own making, which I've been using
at work, for at least six years.)

I would offer this caution (to be added to the top of the topic) about LiveXP+
relying on ImDisk and installing it silently on the initial run. Normally, I'd
be really pissed about installing ANYTHING on my PC, without advance
notice. Having read about it (ImDisk), I'll change my initial irritation to
gratitude and keep it movin' ! An open-source driver like this is an
ENORMOUS discovery and will be most helpful on other projects ! Thank
you. However, you (al_jo) should still explicitly mention that
the scripts install this driver, on the Winbuilder host. ImDisk might even be
part of the original LiveXP, from which LiveXP+ is derived. A simple heads-up
(about ImDisk) shouldn't a major inconvenience. Nuff said.

Perhaps I could ask for some help on a couple issues. Unfortunately, WinBuilder
is ten times more opaque than BartPE/PEBUILDER, even thought it's way
more powerful, so it would take weeks for me to decode all of this by simple
trial-and-error. Eventually I'm sure I'll get the hang of it and I hope to
study and copy the scripts/mods I'm seeking. Here goes:

1) I'd like to tweak one script, a script you actually sent to me via your
website. The BGINFO script requires my parameter file (BGINFO.BGI) to be useful
and I'd like to add BGINFO to the Startup folder or to RunOnce registry branch.

2) I'd like to tweak a few of the other scripts, to be indirectly launched from
RUNSCANNER, instead of having to do so manually for each of those
programs.

3) Is there a supported SmartDriverBackup replacement for LiveXP ? It's a
great little program, but its author seems to have (hopefully) moved on to
brighter horizons. Since it's only a single file I know I can port it into
LiveXP myself, but if there's something out there that's being supported into
the future....

I believe I can finish off the rest of my project with a combination of other
scripts I've discovered on reboot.pro and portable apps, for which I already
have a template script.

Thanks in advance for your assistance and for all of the good work....:-- MR --:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:48 PM

1) I'd like to tweak one script, a script you actually sent to me via your
website. The BGINFO script requires my parameter file (BGINFO.BGI) to be useful
and I'd like to add BGINFO to the Startup folder or to RunOnce registry branch.

you can use my BGInfo script. it is completely customizable, including startup options and compatable with LiveXP.

#13 al_jo

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:27 AM

Folks:

Even though I'm a total newbie to WinBuilder, unlike Carnell in #8, I had
immediate success with what I call LiveXP+. (For the record, I have a
heavily-customized BartPE disc, entirely of my own making, which I've been using
at work, for at least six years.)

I would offer this caution (to be added to the top of the topic) about LiveXP+
relying on ImDisk and installing it silently on the initial run. Normally, I'd
be really pissed about installing ANYTHING on my PC, without advance
notice. Having read about it (ImDisk), I'll change my initial irritation to
gratitude and keep it movin' ! An open-source driver like this is an
ENORMOUS discovery and will be most helpful on other projects ! Thank
you. However, you (al_jo) should still explicitly mention that
the scripts install this driver, on the Winbuilder host. ImDisk might even be
part of the original LiveXP, from which LiveXP+ is derived. A simple heads-up
(about ImDisk) shouldn't a major inconvenience. Nuff said.

Perhaps I could ask for some help on a couple issues. Unfortunately, WinBuilder
is ten times more opaque than BartPE/PEBUILDER, even thought it's way
more powerful, so it would take weeks for me to decode all of this by simple
trial-and-error. Eventually I'm sure I'll get the hang of it and I hope to
study and copy the scripts/mods I'm seeking. Here goes:

1) I'd like to tweak one script, a script you actually sent to me via your
website. The BGINFO script requires my parameter file (BGINFO.BGI) to be useful
and I'd like to add BGINFO to the Startup folder or to RunOnce registry branch.

2) I'd like to tweak a few of the other scripts, to be indirectly launched from
RUNSCANNER, instead of having to do so manually for each of those
programs.

3) Is there a supported SmartDriverBackup replacement for LiveXP ? It's a
great little program, but its author seems to have (hopefully) moved on to
brighter horizons. Since it's only a single file I know I can port it into
LiveXP myself, but if there's something out there that's being supported into
the future....

I believe I can finish off the rest of my project with a combination of other
scripts I've discovered on reboot.pro and portable apps, for which I already
have a template script.

Thanks in advance for your assistance and for all of the good work....:-- MR --:


Hi.
Imdisk info is here:
http://www.ltr-data....de.html/#ImDisk
and here:
http://reboot.pro/forum/59/

Runscanner info is here:
http://www.paraglide.../Runscanner.htm
and here:
http://reboot.pro/13...__fromsearch__1

Bginfo topic (already adverted) is here:
http://reboot.pro/fi...file/12-bginfo/

Making scripts topic is here:
http://reboot.pro/4415/
and here:
http://code.google.c.../wiki/wbscripts

SmartDriverBackup script is here:
http://al-jo.zxq.net...riverBackup.rar
DoubleDriver script is here:
http://al-jo.zxq.net/DoubleDriver.rar

Regards
Allan




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