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> A few requests/suggestions for IMDISK, Some features that I would find useful
Olof Lagerkvist
post Jul 8 2007, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 8 2007, 03:53 PM) *

Good (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 8 2007, 03:53 PM) *
Frankly speaking if "2. Preset settings" could be incorporated into existing GUI I don't think any other GUI creating is needed (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

I think I will try that before anything else. (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 8 2007, 03:53 PM) *
PS "Mount as ImDisk Virtual Disk" on any item is still here but I already had the previous version installed, maybe I should try a clean installation if this exist in the latest version.

This has not changed. It is not looking good, I agree, but the problem is that there are many differnt extensions for images files out there. I even use many image files with no extension at all. This means that it is a bit problematic to know which kind of file extensions this menu item should turn up for... This is the reason why it is displayed for all kind of files. The problem with the menu item on non-image files would turn up even if it were restricted to a few common extensions. For example, even if .img is usually an extension for disk image files it is also sometimes used for graphical image files and other sorts of images.
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post Jul 8 2007, 02:12 PM
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Ok, I can live wth that (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Or, in fact, I'll just edit this through the regestry for myself (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


PS By the way, there are two more options if you choose you local hard drives (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
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Olof Lagerkvist
post Jul 8 2007, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 8 2007, 04:12 PM) *
Ok, I can live wth that (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
Or, in fact, I'll just edit this through the regestry for myself (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Good. (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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PS By the way, there are two more options if you choose you local hard drives (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

Yes, the "Save disk contents as image file" should work for any drive (a bit unsafe[1] if the drive is in use but still doable) but the "Unmount ImDisk Virtual Disk" of course only works for ImDisk drives. (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) The reason it shows up there is that I just added it under the HKCR\Drive registry key to keep it simple (but stupid). (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

[1] Not unsafe for the drive you are saving but the contents of the image file may be inconsistent if the file system is modified while the image file is saved.
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post Jul 12 2007, 10:31 PM
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I repacked the installation for myself after changing some settings in installation INF file.

Olof, why don't you just use iexpress.exe that comes with W2k or XP systems by default? It simple, easy and makes the same simple EXE files with or without user interaction and without including other utilities inside the package? (my customized package is 104KB against official 137KB - I know, it's just 30-something KB but anyway (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jul 13 2007, 12:13 AM
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QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 13 2007, 12:31 AM) *
Olof, why don't you just use iexpress.exe that comes with W2k or XP systems by default?

Historical reasons. I wanted the installer to support everything from Windows NT 4.0 to latest. (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jul 13 2007, 03:04 PM
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Installers created with iexpress.exe can be run on Win9X and on NT versions of Windows too (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jul 13 2007, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 13 2007, 05:04 PM) *
Installers created with iexpress.exe can be run on Win9X and on NT versions of Windows too (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Okay, I will definitely check that out in that case. My impression was for some reason that iexpress required additional files on 9x/NT4 and therefore did not run on all such installations natively (or that they in that case needed much larger install packages). I looks like I have mixed things up with something else though... (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

It would be great to have a smaller install package, right now the install files are 134 KB uncompressed and the install package is about 137 KB after 7-zip compression and with the 7-zip self-extractor added...
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post Jul 13 2007, 05:52 PM
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I ment the installer made in iexpress.exe will work on 9x/NT4. But I don't know if iexpress will work itself on 9x/NT4 (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

I think it should. You need 3 files: iexpress.exe, makecab.exe and wextract.exe.
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post Jul 13 2007, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 13 2007, 07:52 PM) *
I ment the installer made in iexpress.exe will work on 9x/NT4. But I don't know if iexpress will work itself on 9x/NT4 (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

Yes, I understood that, I will not build the package on NT4 anyway, just want to support installing on it. What I meant was that I thought that install packages made with iexpress would need additional files under NT4, but that does not seem to be the case so I am going to look at this. Thank you for suggesting this! (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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