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Install Windows from unmodified Windows install ISOs by using grub2 and wimboot

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#26 erwan.l


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:19 PM

About mounting an iso over a network share, ImDisk will obviously work.


Just tested the below with success :

>vmount-win64 attachvhd "\\servername\sharename\iso\win10\install.iso"
OpenVirtualDisk OK
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AttachVirtualDisk OK

Only downside here is that you cannot pass credentials so your share needs to be allowing everyone.

On the plus side, as this is a standalone exe, you can "inject" it with wimboot next to the winpeshl.ini and startup.bat (whereas imdisk would need to be injected upfront thus modifying the iso).

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:48 PM

You dont need to modify the ISO upfront to use ImDIsk, you could package it up into a self-extracting file and inject it using wimboot (assuming there is no size problem), or you could use wget to pull a self-extracting ImDIsk file over http.

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