autounattend.xml

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by cpu, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. cpu

    cpu Guest

    I'm trying out the System Image Manager to create an answer file (and
    ultimately install Vista completely unattended) but whenever I boot the
    Vista DVD with the answer file on a USB stick I can't get past the disk
    partition portion of the installation. It either says it couldn't create the
    partition or the disk could not be found. My intention is to wipe the disk
    clean and install Vista using the whole disk regardless of the size of the
    disk or the existing data content.

    Here is a snip of my autounattend.xml file. If anyone's got this working I'd
    like to see what options you have specified:

    <DiskConfiguration>
    <Disk wcm:action="add">
    <CreatePartitions>
    <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
    <Order>1</Order>
    <Size>20000</Size>
    <Type>Primary</Type>
    </CreatePartition>
    </CreatePartitions>
    <ModifyPartitions>
    <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
    <Active>true</Active>
    <Extend>false</Extend>
    <Format>NTFS</Format>
    <Label>OS_Install</Label>
    <Letter>C</Letter>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </ModifyPartition>
    </ModifyPartitions>
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
    </Disk>
    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <ImageInstall>
    <OSImage>
    <InstallTo>
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </InstallTo>
    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
    </OSImage>
     
    cpu, Oct 10, 2006
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  2. cpu

    Kerry Brown Guest

    It may be a driver problem for the hard drive controller. When you do a
    manual install on the same hardware do you have to add a driver for the
    controller?
     
    Kerry Brown, Oct 10, 2006
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