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[solved] Error with mounting source! (Install.wim)

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#1 deajan

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:15 PM


I fiddled around with Winbuilder on a server and got "Error with mounting source! (Install.wim)" message everytime, having checked my imagex versions and tried different sets of souce DVDs.

Finally i figured out my problem:
NEVER, ever, use a virtual drive (if you're to lazy to write the whole path like me) with SUBST command, as imagex will fail (you know, like symlinks in linux, the subst command in windows).
Don't use network shares too, as imagex will fail.

Best solution is to try imagex on command prompt like:

d:\>MD testdirectory

d:\>imagex /mount d:\path\to\your\source\dvd\files\install.wim 5 d:\testdirectory

and see what it does.

Hope this will save some headaches to some people.
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#2 Nuno Brito

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

Thank you for sharing the tip. This is most welcome.


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:06 AM

I bet this is why the "extracted" approach, where we use tools like WInZip to just extract the WIM contents seems to also "solve" many peoples issues...Wonder if there is a good way to "test" for this to "warn" the user???


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:04 AM

.... where we use tools like WInZip to just extract the WIM contents

You do use WinZip to extract the WIM contents? :w00t:
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