To create a slipstreamed and a bootable Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM
Since Microsoft has released the first Service Pack (SP1) for Windows 2000 (win2k), it's possible to create an integrated installation (also known as a 'slipstreamed' installation) of win2k and the SP1. Furthermore it's possible to create a bootable and CD-ROM from the basic I386 structure or just from the whole slipstreamed installation CD-ROM.
A. Create a "slipstreamed" installation of Windows 2000 and SP1
Create a distribution folder (e.g. c:\win2kpro_sp1) and type XCOPY \[CD_ROM Drive:]\ c:\win2kpro_sp1 /e
Extract the SP1 by the -x command (e.g. sp1network.exe -x). Follow screen instructions.
To apply the service pack to the Win2k installation files in your distribution folder, run the Update.exe program in Slipstream mode from the service pack.
For example, to apply the service pack files located in CD-ROM drive D to the Win2k installation files located in the distribution folder named win2kpro_sp1, type:
NOTE: To run the Update.exe program from the service pack CD-ROM, you must have Windows 2000 running on your computer.
For additional information about the Integrated Installation method, refer to the Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack Installation and Deployment Guide.
B. Create a bootable (slipstreamed) Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM
You will require the latest version of CDRWIN from http://www.goldenhawk.com
/ and will need to load the necessary ASPI drivers. The free download version is fully functional but will only write at 1 speed.
Before starting the CD creation you'll need at least the I386 directory and the two **.5 files. When you use the slipstreamed win2k the CDROM_SP.TST file is also required. The CDROM_NT.5 file is the same on all three versions of Win2k, the other **.5 file depends on the version of Win2k. Win2k professional uses the CDROM_IP.5, on Win2k Server it's the CDROM_IS.5 file and for Win2k Advanced Server it will be the CDROM_IA.5 file. It's possible to check which file win2k it's expecting by looking at the file i386\layout.inf, for example
_x = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
_1 = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
_2 = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
_3 = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
_4 = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
1_ = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
2_ = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
3_ = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
4_ = %wkscd%,\cdrom_ip.5,,""
Start the CDRWIN program
Select the 'Extract Disc/Tracks/Sectors' option (3rd button from left on top row)
Select extract mode 'Select Sectors'. Enter a image file name, e.g. c:\cdsector.bin. Leave the file format as automatic and set the sector selection to start 21, end 21 and datatype 'Mode1 (2048). Click on Start
Click OK to the success message and close the extract dialog
Now select 'File Backup and Tools' CDRWIN option
Select the option to 'Build and Record an ISO9660 Image File'. Click Add and select your server directory. Enter an ISO9660 image file, e.g. ntsrv2072.
Select the options as shown in the above image.
Click on Advanced Options.
Under Volume Label type 'NTSRV2072' (if it was build 2072)
Select the 'Bootable Disk' tab
Check the 'Make bootable disc', media emulation 'Custom'. The image file should be the file created in step 4. Enter developer name of 'Microsoft Corporation', Load Segment '07C0' and Load Sector Count '4'. Click OK
Click Start to begin making the CD
Once CD completion is complete you will have a file where you specified the ISO9660 Image File of around 400MB which may be deleted (its just the ISO image that was copied to the CD).
You will now be able to boot with the CD (providing the motherboard and bios support CD-ROM booting).
You can also use the above to make a Windows NT4 bootable CD in the same way .It's the same instructions as Windows 2000, except that instead of CDROM_IS.5 (for server) you need the CDROM_S.40 (or equivalent _W.40 for workstation). You also need the bootfix.bin file from a Windows 2000 i386 directory (this is the cool bit that says "Press any key to boot from CD-ROM" - another bonus!).