Manually integrating Intel ICH8R RAID drivers into XP CD ?

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  1. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

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    I know I can use nLite to this and all manner of other things related to customizing the XP install CD, but I like to understand how to do these things manually.

    I have looked around for decent step-by-step instructions on how to do this (specifically for the ICH8R RAID and ACHI drivers, as I have an Asus P5B Deluxe mobo based on the Intel 965 chipset), but to no avail.

    The guides I've found are

    http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/36/
    http://blogs.technet.com/benhunter/...-mass-storage-drivers-into-your-xp-image.aspx

    Can anyone give me step-by-step instructions, or a link to where there is a decent tutorial ?
     
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    Defenestration Registered Member

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  3. dsmart[3000ad]

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    Don't bother. Just use nLite. I had to do this yesterday for a NAS I built for which the mobo used the ICH7 SATA driver which is not in the XP setup.

    Just download nLite and install it. Then copy your XP CD-ROM contents to a temp folder.

    Next, locate the drivers you want to use and copy them either to you HDD, a floppy or a USB flash drive. You will provide this location to nLite in the next stage....

    Now read this and go from there.

    Installing SATA Hard Drive with Windows XP (Without Floppy Drive)

    Once you have that slipstreamed by nLite. Just burn the new XP install to CD-ROM and then boot the target machine from that n-Lite created CD-ROM and it will just work. No need for F6 or all that jazz.
     
  4. tgell

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    How To Integrate SATA Drivers into A Custom Windows CD
    Code:
    http://members.cox.net/br0adband/How_To_Integrate_SATA_Drivers_into_A_Custom_Windows_CD.zip 
    683KB, extracts to a 956KB PDF. Nice step by step.
     
  5. dsmart[3000ad]

    dsmart[3000ad] Registered Member

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    Yeah, I saw that one. Its too long. Too convoluted. Too complex for the average user. The nLite option is cleaner. Plus you have the benefit of all the nLite options for your new CD-ROM ISO image.

    Naturally, YMMV, thats why there are choices.
     
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    This pdf file is actually a step by step using nlite. First few pages explain windows drivers.
     
  7. dsmart[3000ad]

    dsmart[3000ad] Registered Member

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    Yes, I know that. The point I was making is that you only need four steps. FOUR. Not an entire PDF explaining irrelevant and inconsequential stuff. When someone is trying to install XP for the first time and they arrive at this problem, do you think they have time to read a Bible or just simple instructions?
     
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