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#1 o.k.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:55 AM

Hi!

 

I try to install xp to image with firadisk. I use floppy image and load it from grub4dos:

 

map --mem /firadisk.img (fd0)

map --mem /firadisk.img (fd1)

map /xp.vhd (hd0)

map --mem /setup.iso (0xff)

map --hook

chainlader (0xff)

 

The setup starts, but cant see the mappes image. Alsp tried to integrate firadisk driver to setup iso, but it results that the installation breaks with reboot at the beginning.

 

Thanks for advices.



#2 Centaur

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 04:56 AM

only difference i see between your usage and mine(with winvblock) is fd1 and fd0 order.

title Start -  TXT-mode XP Setup
map --mem /winvblock.ima (fd1)
map --mem /winvblock.ima (fd0)
map /XP-1.vhd (hd0)
map /xp2.iso (0xff)
map --hook
chainloader (0xff)

title Continue GUI-mode XP Setup
map --mem /winvblock.ima (fd1)
map --mem /winvblock.ima (fd0)
map /XP-1.vhd (hd0)
map /xp2.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /ntldr


#3 o.k.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:54 AM

Thanks for reply.

 

Exchanging lines makes no difference. With winvblock driver I can install xp, but I want to use firadisk because it can be configured from grub4dos (write start options to ram drive).

Did you try firadisk driver? Does it work for you?



#4 o.k.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

Hi!

 

I've solved the problem:

 

title Start -  TXT-mode XP Setup
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd1)
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd0)
map /XP-1.vhd (hd0)
map /xp2.iso (0xff)

map --mem (md)0x800+4 (99)
map --hook
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/xp2.ISO;disk,vmem=find:/XP-4.vhd,boot;\n\0
chainloader (0xff)

title Continue GUI-mode XP Setup
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd1)
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd0)
map /XP-1.vhd (hd0)
map /xp2.iso (0xff)

map --mem (md)0x800+4 (99)
map --hook
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/xp2.ISO;disk,vmem=find:/XP-4.vhd,boot;\n\0

root (hd0,0)
chainloader /ntldr



#5 wimb

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

The proposed solution does not work for me.

I tried in several ways but After loading of XP boot drivers then I get flashing cursor on black screen 

and have no access to the partition selection screen ....

 

Why do you refer first to XP-1.vhd and then for FiraDisk Options to XP-4.vhd ?



#6 o.k.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:21 AM

Hi wimb!

 

I also get blinking cursor for a half minute when setup loads firadisk driver from virtual floppy. If cursor blinks "forever", I think you mistyped the firadisk parameters (write (99) ...).

"Why do you refer first to XP-1.vhd and then for FiraDisk Options to XP-4.vhd" - It was a mistype.

 

Please try this config exactly:

 

title Start -  TXT-mode XP Setup

map --mem (md)0x800+4 (99)

map /setup.iso (0xff)
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd0)
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd1)
map /XP.vhd (hd0)
map --hook
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/setup.iso;disk,vmem=find:/XP.vhd,boot;\n\0
chainloader (0xff)

title Continue GUI-mode XP Setup

map --mem (md)0x800+4 (99)

map /setup.iso (0xff)
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd0)
map --mem /firadisk.img (fd1)
map /XP.vhd (hd0)
map --hook
write (99) [FiraDisk]\nStartOptions=cdrom,vmem=find:/setup.iso;disk,vmem=find:/XP.vhd,boot;\n\0
chainloader (hd0)+1

 

I created the blank vhd file with oracle virualbox, and have it with firadisk.img and setup.iso on the root of a partition.



#7 wimb

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

I used exactly your menu, but it fails for me.

 

Then I modified the write (99) rule and removed ,boot in TXT-mode XP Setup.

When the XP.vhd is not expected to boot 

then Start TXT-mode after loading of XP boot drivers gives me the blue partition selection screen. :)

You boot from setup.iso and cannot boot from empty XP.vhd seems to be the logical explanation for me.

However, the XP.vhd does not get drive letter C: and GUI-mode of XP Setup  does not continue.

 

For me FiraDisk driver is giving a lot of trouble for Install of XP in VHD

whereas WinVBlock driver is working perfect.

http://reboot.pro/to...tall-xp-in-vhd/






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