Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Windows Operating System Installation Guide

Using the XpReburn Script to Create a Windows CD that Includes Drivers

The XpReburn script creates an installation CD-ROM for Windows, or an ISO CD image, that incorporates Intel platform-specific and Intel RAID drivers.

You can use the CD-ROM created by XpReburn to install the Windows OS without having to separately install platform-specific and RAID drivers.

The Tools and Drivers DVD includes the XpReburn scripts. Further information about XpReburn is available in the readme.txt file within the /utilities/ file (where x.x is the version number).

XpReburn Script Requirements

To use XpReburn to create a Windows OS installation CD, you need the following:

ProcedureTo Create a Windows XP Installation CD with XpReburn

  1. On a Solaris OS, Red Hat, or SUSE system, insert the Tools and Drivers DVD.

  2. As superuser, create a temporary directory with at least 1.2 GB of space. For example:

    # mkdir /files

  3. Copy the Xp file to that directory, for example:

    # cp /utilities/ /files

  4. Eject the Tools and Drivers DVD and insert your retail Windows XP CD.

  5. Unzip the Xp file. For example:

    # unzip -q

  6. Run the XpReburn script. For example:

    # ./files/XpReburn

  7. After the ISO image is created, insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW to burn the image.

  8. After the CD is created, insert the CD into the workstation and boot from it.

  9. After the OS installation is complete, install the graphics and audio drivers as described inTo Install the NVIDIA Graphics and RealTek Audio Drivers.

  10. When done, proceed to Chapter 7, Updating the Critical Drivers and Software.