How have you gotten this to work? Our XP SP1 sysprep was made on a platform other than the GX280 and mini-setup has issues with the keyboard/mouse or even the NIC sometimes. I built a sysprep on the GX280 and that one won't work on our other systems. What am I missing here??? What's the secret?? Dell Premier support doesn't seem to know.
Tushino, could you please post what you have done to fix this issue. None of the posts here are helping me.
We are currently moving towards a universal image. What this means is that we will have one image that will work across multiple platforms. To do this, and to avoid corrupting the OS, no drivers are loaded onto the image. *Using a special utility called 'Universal Imaging Utility': http://www.binaryresearch.net/index_products_services.html
I've ran into problems in the past where if you load too many devices onto an image that the registry, particularly the area that is used during boot up, gets too big and then produces an error message on boot up. The only way to recover from it is to take a backup copy of the registry and load it in. If you have a recent emergency repair disk it might not be as painful but who has that? Since you have to use a backup of the registry you must also load any programs that run as a service as well as all the drivers. The time it takes to do all that you might as well backup personal data and re-image.
If it is determined that there is no way around this issue except to load the drivers for the USB devices first then so be it. I guess a few drivers installed wouldn't be that big of a deal. I would have thought Windows would use drivers already stored in the OS but perhaps that is not the case with this new model.
I also do not use a drivers directory within the sysprep directory so that fix won't work for me.
Ok, I've figured out how to get this to work:
Copy 'usb2ndrv.cat' file (located in the Chipset driver) to the 'sysprep\i386\$oem$\GX280\USB' directory. *You can use whatever drive path you want here but if you do use a different path make sure you use that path in the below listed OemPnPDriversPath
Add the below line to the [Unattended] section of the 'sysprep.inf' file:
Building a seperate image just for the GX280 isn't an option for us. We have a Master Image that works for GX1, GX115, GX150, GX200, GX240, GX260, GX270. All those models work well using just one image. We have many updates installed on it and I can't be creating multiple images. Would be a nightmare to keep them all up to date.
I'm currently trying out the latest chipset version from Dell (A09) as part of the sysprep setup. We'll see what that does in a few minutes.
Health Canada wrote:
I managed to get my sysprep mini-setup to detect the mouse. I can move it around while it's still detecting devices. When it reboots and I get to my login screen, I get a mouse cursor but no response from it. Same with the keyboard.
Why does it work when the mini setup detects it then stops working upon reboot? Makes no sense to me.
Message Edited by Health Canada on 11-18-2004 08:29 AM