Starting XP Setup from USB stick using small ISO method as in here:
In past, on that machine starting XP Setup using using memory mapped small ISO leaded Setup to hang with black/blank screen at Text mode on some newer machines.
map --mem /WIN_SETUP/2000.ISO (0xff) map (hd0) (hd1) map (hd1) (hd0) map --hook root (0xff) chainloader /I386/SETUPLDR.BINhttp://www.msfn.org/...all-iso-method/
Using non-memory mapped ISO was the trick to get it going.
map /WIN_SETUP/2000.ISO (0xff)
There were similar reports for the same hangs on new machines using map --mem and XP setup from ISO using firadisk/winvblock drivers.
Now the new issue- since grub4dos versions after 0.4.5b-2011-07-14, even though NOT using memory mapped small ISO, Setup hangs the same way with black/blank screen.
Tested many grub4dos versions from 2011-06-02 to 2011-12-02 and the issue seems to start with 2011-07-24 version, with 2011-07-14 being the last not leading to hangs using that method for installing from USB.