writeable i386 folder
Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:35 PM
Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:45 PM
There is also Diskless Angel but it's not free.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:55 PM
It could make winbuilder more flexible if system files [sys, dll, inf, reg] could be added.
[edited because of lack of brain]
It has just come in my mind that the first time I made a winbuilder livexp iso (once in the past summer) the system directory was writeable.
My problem is that being a newby I had (and still have) no idea how it was done. I had downloaded WB and made some tries, without looking deeper in its functionality. This old project folder is now deleted and as a result I can't figure it out. I have kept only this old ISO (which has a temporary writable root] . By looking in some files (ex. project info), I may find how it was done. I have very weak memory
Nuno, do you think that the red line (=ramdisk) below is the key for writable root?
HostOS=Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Retrieve Project Info=Version 011 at 2007-07-18 04:47:48
Make directories=Version 005 at 2007-07-18 04:47:54
HoJoPE Hives Factory=Version 027 at 2007-07-18 04:48:01
Build Model=Version 028 at 2007-07-18 04:48:04
Copy and Expand files=Version 007 at 2007-07-18 04:48:21
Explorer=Version 026 at 2007-07-18 04:48:33
Misc Settings=Version 011 at 2007-07-18 04:48:34
RAMDisk=Version 011 at 2007-07-18 04:48:37
Display Properties=Version 004 at 2007-07-18 04:48:49
Wallpaper=Version 4 at 2007-07-18 04:50:01
------some applications were listed here----
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:42 PM
I think you're on right path to learn more about this method.
RamDisk is a RAM based disk that is created after Windows boots up and is used as temporary space to place files - it doesn't make your root files writable.
What you're looking for is Ram Boot and this only comes typically available using files from Windows 2003, or using a write filter (XP embedded or WinPE2.0 - VistaPE) - there is also FBWF (File Based Write Filter) - this has been extensively discussed and using the search functions should bring you the most relevant informations with what you need to know.
Look on the nativeEx and NativePE projects - they are adapted for this use and you can find the scripts responsable for creating a RAM Bootable ISO inside.
You can download a Windows 2003 trial version to use as source from here: http://www.microsoft...llinstruct.mspx
VistaPE also comes with this option as default.
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