Aug 27, 2011

Easiest way to install XP on SD card ... of Flash disk ...


Do you want both system in Eee!? Here is solution ...
1. Dont touch at Linux on main Disk ... only disable it in BIOS ...
2. Now you have "no disk in Eee" ...
3. Take USB Floppy drive (i used from my Dell notebook, that is already USB too) ...
4. If you have no any Floppy drive, make a fake floppy on flashdisk ...
This is step by step ... Thanks previous poster ...
a. Download Physdiskwrite (http://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php)
b. Download Boot disk image: MS Windows XP System Setup Disk (http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml)
c: What to do:
  • -On your XP computer, download physdiskwrite and the boot disk image mentioned above. Unzip physdiskwrite to a temp directory. I was able to "unzip" the system setup disk executable using WinRAR as well, to get the actual image file rather than the disk maker. WinRAR throws an error and says that the archive is corrupt, but it gets the image out and it works just the same.
  • So, you should have a temp filder (say c:\temp) with two files: physdiskwrite.exe and WXPBOOT.IMA.
  • -Insert the flash memory device you DO NOT intend to use to hold your XP install files.
    -Open a command line and navigate to your temp directory.
    -Type: physdiskwrite -u winxpboot.ima
  • Type number of your Flash device and is it!
5. If you have a Floppy drive, make there a bootable diskette with WinXP setup disk ...
6. Copy complete WinXP CD to SD card ...
7. Boot your Eee from Floppy (or floppy flash fake drive) - if it works go on ...
8. Insert SD card to Eee and power up system ...
9. Boot with DOS on diskette and run : C:/I386/winnt.exe (it is zour SD card)
10. wait and your windows are already installed!
11. Delete from SD card prevoious loaded content from WinXP CD ...
      Ypu can swith system from BIOS, disable or enable main disc with Linux, or remove SD with Windows