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DriverPacks

Use DriverPacks.net to add the necessaryhardware drivers rather than trying to find all the necessary ones for your PC.

http://www.mail-archive.com/unattended-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg02101.html

http://driverpacks.net/driverpacks/latest shows the latest versions of the DriverPacks.

cd /path/to/unattended
mkdir download
cd download

Download the latest packs:

wget http://downloads.driverpacks.net/xp/x86/DP_Chipset_wnt5_x86-32_902.7z
wget http://downloads.driverpacks.net/xp/x86/DP_CPU_wnt5_x86-32_804.7z
wget http://downloads.driverpacks.net/xp/x86/DP_Graphics_A_wnt5_x86-32_906.7z
wget http://downloads.driverpacks.net/xp/x86/DP_Graphics_B_wnt5_x86-32_906.7z

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vmware server install

Linux

cd /extra/src

Get the latest version of the server RPM from VMware's download page. At the time of writing, the latest version was 1.0.4:

wget http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm

Install the RPM:

rpm -ivh VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm

Configure the software for your running kernel:

/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl

Management Console


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WindowsXP Updates

After getting the machines installed, i found that there were a variety of Windows XP patches missing from the Unattended scripts.

Download details for Windows patches can be obtained from the Update Lists of the Windows Update Downloader (WUD) program.

TextWrangler grep patterns
Find/replace patterns used in TextWrangler to convert the WUD list to Unattended .bat script format:
Find Pattern:

\t\t

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Unattended Server

These instructions are basically my adjustments to Unattended's step-by-step guide.

  1. Create a directory for the install files

    cd <where you are going to put things>
    mkdir unattended
    cd uattended
  2. Download Unattended
    • Zip file download

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