his success in installing Windows 7 through grub4dos .iso mapping.
Same method is failing for member Demontager:
I was able to boot only and actually when setup process should started get these errors:
"A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD,DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
And the issue is confirmed by the sheer existence of the Chinese post/thread maanu found:
which details a workaround making use of IMDISK
I contacted triiui via PM (reproduced by permission):
yeah do it, np.
It seems like you incorrectedly posted here:
that Windows 7 install works, while it does not.
Please do confirm you actually booted it successfully WITHOUT the "missing" CD/DVD problem and/or start a new thread detailing HOW you did it.
Uhm thats so wierd, like 3 hours ago I installed it into the HDD of my school without any kind of problem. Also I formated my computer yesterday due to some problems I had with the HDD and reinstalled Windows 7 with that method.
So its actually working. Maybe it's working, because I have Windows XP installer there, on the root of the pen, so when its looking for X file or configuration, it takes the XP configuration and works anyway. Im not sure tho.
If you know surely that you get problems if you boot the .iso from grub4dos, you are free to delete it, as much more people might have problems with that too.
No , actually I would like to keep it AND provide a better solution instead of the "manual" command for IMDISK.
If you don't mind I'll start a new thread, citing what happened and your current confirmation. (can I cite verbatim your PM?)
As soon as you have an occasion to install 7 on some machine, are you willing to investigate (basically by deleting little by little anything BUT windows 7 .iso, grub4dos and menu.lst) which files may be responsible of it working?
I will try to investigate about this; im a bit busy because of school right now, but I will check why it is working for me. I might be maybe just lucky? haha
Any idea/insight/suggestion/report is welcome.
I anyway refuse to attribute the success or insuccess to
There must be a reason....