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#1 captcpsc

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Hello, first time posting lurking for awhile.  I searched and searched up and down and have yet to find any guide that simply explains how to modify or change the contents of the X:\ drive.  The RamDisk that windows PE3.0 defaults to and uses.  I first started with a big desire to add the autounattended.xml to the sources directory and or the root folder so that it didn't pop up with the choice to build an image or to select an answer file or wim.  

 

If I totally missed it or didn't google the right terms or what any help would be appreciated.  I have gone through a pretty normal process of creating an answer file and IBW image in ICE, booting that; adding the drivers I had to execute exe files for etc...  sysprepping, then imagex to capture it, then swapping the install.wim with my newly created one, then rebooting, selecting the image from my usb drive inside of the sources folder.  Letting that do it's thing.  I'm calling this version 1.1.  Next, I hope to go more toward an unattended install.  Possibly with a answer file etc.  But I am struggling with the issue of a ssytemtreating the boot drive as a drive 'C' and not drive 'D'.  WinPE gets confused and doesn't know where to find the answer file and the first IBW screen appears.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Maybe you can use paraglider's remapdrive, do give the PE the drive letters like in the living OS.

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

Maybe?  I was more interested in finding out how to add files to the ramdrive.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Sometimes it helps to do a "Walk around" when the direct way cannot be gone.

 

But maybe I'm thinking too fundamental, or I really did not understand the root of the issue.

 

Peter :cheers:



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

how to modify or change the contents of the X:\ drive.

Boot.wim is loaded to RAM and mounted as X: drive.
If you like to edit contents of the X: drive, then change boot.wim.

WinPE: Mount and Customize
http://msdn.microsof...y/hh824972.aspx

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:29 PM

@captcpsc

See if this fits:

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24365

or maybe this :unsure:

http://reboot.pro/to...k-under-win7pe/

 

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#7 dencorso

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:52 AM

I'm somewhat surpised to realize only cdob understood what the OP wants...

 

Boot.wim is loaded to RAM and mounted as X: drive.
If you like to edit contents of the X: drive, then change boot.wim.

 

There was also WimUtil.exe by @nikzzzz, which made it easier to mount, edit, commit and unmount.







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