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  1. In Topic: working current plugin for Open Office?

    Posted 14 Dec 2007

    View Post hilander999, on Dec 14 2007, 02:05 PM, said:

    @BVF
    How large is the latest version?
    Last time I looked at open office it was around 130mb which is a lot of space for a recovery cd, unless of course your already over the 700mb cd limit and are looking to fill up the rest of that DVD.


    Yep, I'm well past the 700 mark and want all my tools on one DVD.

    We've been installing DVD drives on our builds for 4 or 5 years so very few boxes left in the building that don't have DVD drives already.

    Also, this disk when done is something I can give laptop users that they can slap in their laptop dvd drive and use in a pinch to actually do work if their hard drive or hd OS dies.

    Thanks
  2. In Topic: working current plugin for Open Office?

    Posted 14 Dec 2007

    View Post BvF7734, on Dec 14 2007, 08:43 AM, said:

    Why not include as a added file the portable Open Office.org from Portableapps.com? It is a self contained app that requires no installation and was just updated yesterday to a newer version. It is what I use personally instead of the over head of making a plugin for it.


    This sounds like the perfect answer and sounds like it should be easy, but it's not clear to me how you'd do this, could you please explain?

    thanks very much.
  3. In Topic: multiboot CD doesn't

    Posted 13 Dec 2007

    Yep, solved.

    When I was adding my xp install files I was overwriting the 386 directory that UBCD uses.

    Working well now.

    thanks

    View PostDeacon, on Dec 13 2007, 02:39 PM, said:

    View Post Deacon, on Dec 13 2007, 01:01 PM, said:

    Created a rather large ISO just fine (no errors at any point in the process) then mounted ISO in vmware, but doesn't boot, just sits at a flashing cursor (this is same method I've used for all my other UBCD builds and they've always worked.) Then burned to a DVD using Nero and tried to boot a computer from that and it doesn't see the DVD as being bootable. Again, I've done the same thing with recent builds (used a DVD as they were too large for CD) and they've worked fine.

    Only difference is 3.1 and multiboot.

    Any ideas?

    I'm going to turn off the multiboot and build and see how it works, then add multiboot options in one or two at a time and see what happens (I'd turned on gparted, pmagic, ubuntu, ntfs4dos, memtest and maybe one other.

    Thanks


    Okay, it's actually not the multiboot or 3.1 it's one other thing I was doing.

    I was advised in this post

    http://www.ubcd4win.com/... opic=9484&st=15

    How to add an xp install to my build.

    Once I stripped this new build down and built it back up piece by piece is was adding xp that was the problem.

    However, later in that thread I think I see my solution so I'm going to rebuild and we'll see what happens.

    Thanks
  4. In Topic: multiboot CD doesn't

    Posted 13 Dec 2007

    View Post Deacon, on Dec 13 2007, 01:01 PM, said:

    Created a rather large ISO just fine (no errors at any point in the process) then mounted ISO in vmware, but doesn't boot, just sits at a flashing cursor (this is same method I've used for all my other UBCD builds and they've always worked.) Then burned to a DVD using Nero and tried to boot a computer from that and it doesn't see the DVD as being bootable. Again, I've done the same thing with recent builds (used a DVD as they were too large for CD) and they've worked fine.

    Only difference is 3.1 and multiboot.

    Any ideas?

    I'm going to turn off the multiboot and build and see how it works, then add multiboot options in one or two at a time and see what happens (I'd turned on gparted, pmagic, ubuntu, ntfs4dos, memtest and maybe one other.

    Thanks


    Okay, it's actually not the multiboot or 3.1 it's one other thing I was doing.

    I was advised in this post

    http://www.ubcd4win.com/... opic=9484&st=15

    How to add an xp install to my build.

    Once I stripped this new build down and built it back up piece by piece is was adding xp that was the problem.

    However, later in that thread I think I see my solution so I'm going to rebuild and we'll see what happens.

    Thanks
  5. In Topic: building a plugin, directory issue

    Posted 21 Sep 2007

    That did get me started, but didn't quite get me to the finish line.

    The firefox plugin I have doesn't have anything helpful in the inf file

    How do I configure these 3 sections

    [WinntDirectories]
    a="Programs\FirstClass" ,3
    j="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass" ,3
    b="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Download",3
    c="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Fcp",3
    d="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Images",3
    e="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Modems",3
    f="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Plugins",3
    g="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Scripts",3
    h="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Settings",3
    i="Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Tools",3

    [sourceDisksFolders]
    files\FirstClass\ Download=b
    files\FirstClass\ Fcp=c
    files\FirstClass\ Images=d
    files\FirstClass\ Modems=e
    files\FirstClass\ Plugins=f
    files\FirstClass\ Scripts=g
    files\FirstClass\ Settings=h
    files\FirstClass\ Tools=i

    [SourceDisksFiles]
    files\FirstClass\ *.*=a,,0
    files\windows\*. *=1,,0
    files\winsys32\*. *=2,,0

    to make sure that the documents and settings items are going to get copied to

    B:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FirstClass\ Download

    etc. given that the variable names for the paths I want/need are

    ALLUSERSPROFILE and
    AppData

    I used this page

    http://www.bootcd.us... lder_Plugin.php to help find the IDs for system variables (the things used in these 2 lines)

    files\windows\*. *=1,,0
    files\winsys32\*. *=2,,0

    Are their similar numbers that I could use to these 2 paths (1 = windows, 2 = windows\system32)

    ALLUSERSPROFILE and
    AppData

    or do I have to do something like

    b="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ FirstClass\Download" ,3
    c="%AppData%\FirstClass\ Fcp",3

    or ???

    I tried putting in full paths with B:\ etc and that made the builder barf with tons of errors.

    I'm going to keep trying and testing, but thought I'd put this out there for feedback.

    Thanks very much for the help.

    View Postmbarnes, on Sep 20 2007, 02:59 PM, said:

    Hi Deacon


    the folder
    \documents and settings\all users\application data\....... etc

    will be on the ramdrive B:
    e.g.
    B:\documents and settings\all users\application data\.......

    Some Firefox plugins use a self extracting RAR archive to extract the files and folders which have to be in \documents and settings\....
    to %temp% either during startup (using autorun ) or before starting Firefox for the first time

    This should give you some clues

    From within in ubcd4win go to the cmd prompt to see what the settings are for environment variables .

    regards
    Mike Barnes

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