Installation with multiple CDs need help

SIW2

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It is just another bcd entry.
 

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townsbg

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Yeah I'm not using bcd. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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esatiz

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... or are you asking how to create them?

It prompts to insert the next cd
Yeah I'm interested. Man, thats really cool. How did u do it?
 
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SIW2

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Split install.wim into max size 320mb chunks. I used wimlib to do the splitting, there are several ways to do it - you could use microsofts dism.


The usual way:
The first cd is bootable and contains the installation media as usual - except sources install.wim is replaced by the first chunk , install.swm.

Second cd - not bootable - contains a folder called sources with install2.swm

Third cd - not bootable - contains a folder called sources with install3.swm

and so on. That uses a lot of cds.


Cheating way:
I cheated to reduce the number of cds by doing this:

CD1
cd1-1.jpg

CD1 sources folder contains install.swm instead of install.wim

cd1-2.jpg

CD2 only a folder called sources

cd2-1.jpg

Which contains only install2.swm AND install3.swm

cd2-2.jpg

CD3 contains a folder called sources with install4.swm AND install5.swm

and so on.

If you cheat like I did, it reduces the number of cds needed to 5. You have to pay attention, because after inserting cd 2, it copies install2.swm and install3.swm. So it then asks for cd4, because it knows it needs install4.swm - which it thinks is on cd4. But if you cheated, of course you need to insert cd3.
 
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SIW2

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esatiz

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That's incredible, thank you for all of this... I will try that. Does this apply for all Vista & 7 editions?
 

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Vistaar

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No it isn't. Unlike your post, the others are relevant to the question.
OP posted 3 sentences on April 2 and hasn’t been heard from since, so who can say what parts of this discussion have been relevant to him? But no problem, this is Vista Forums after all.
 

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townsbg

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I found a link through a third party site. This is not from M$ so I would be cautious.

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I found it here: Windows Vista on 5 CDs? What I don't like about that is one disk is mostly wasted yet the first disk has some room compared to 3 of the others. But whatever. It is an alternative if the OP doesn't know how to split them up himself, however he hasn't been back since creating the thread.
 

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wither 3

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Seems to me that Ex_Brit was somehow connected with that website but I could be wrong. There is another thread somewhere concerning the
efficacy of those files and, if I remember correctly, I had download them and looked at them. Can't remember what I found but, when I needed the installation files, I got them from Ex_Brit. At that time, Microsoft hadn't yet cut off the Microsoft Catalog for Vista update downloads. Now, S1W2 has an .iso with all the updates.
 

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SIW2

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I found a link through a third party site. This is not from M$ so I would be cautious.

Those are ancient, it is vista rtm. Better to do it yourself.
 

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townsbg

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How can you tell?
 

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SIW2

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look at the names x12
 

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