Hi Jeremy,

I think you want to edit the TXTSETUP.SIF file in the I386 folder. I've 
attached a copy of an email I sent to Markus Progl a while back on the same 

Hope it helps - let me know if you have any questions.


On 06/08/2008 14:51, "Jeremy Fein" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

I'm getting a blue screen error (error 7B) when installing windows server 2003. 
The server restarts after loading everything from the boot CD and copying all 
the files and then boots into a windows installation. From here it loads files 
and begins to start installation, where it immediately comes up with a blue 
screen, error 7B.

I believe this error has to do with drivers, but I have drivers direct from the 
manufacturer. I think it has to do with my txtsetup.oem, which I have no idea 
how to modify to fix this problem. I am using a Sunfire x4200 server, but I 
also tried the install on an HP xw4300 desktop and the same error occured.


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Hi Markus,

Yes, I have just about got the 755s working now. I am currently using
Mario's ua-0.5.0 ISO image (because the 0.5.1 has a kernel bug which
cuts off characters from the APPEND string, which is how I pass the
unattended username, password and location to unattended). To get the
SATA drivers working correctly, you'll need to set the SATA device to
AHCI mode (the default when it comes from Dell I think), and then hack
the TXTSETUP.SIF file to make Windows think it already has drivers for
the SATA device (this is equivalent to pressing F6 while starting
text-mode setup).

TXTSETUP.SIF can be found in the I386 folder. The following additions
should be made to the file (you do not need to add the headings in
square brackets - but you do need to ensure that the correct lines go
under the correct headings (preferably at the end so it's easy to see)):

iaStor.sys = 100,,,,,,3_,4,1,,,1,4

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2922&CC_0106 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_282A&CC_0104 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&CC_0106 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2821&CC_0106 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2682&CC_0104 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2681&CC_0106 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C3&CC_0104 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C6&CC_0104 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C1&CC_0106 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C5&CC_0106 = "iaStor"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2653&CC_0106 = "iaStor"

iastor = iastor.sys,4

iastor = "Intel(R) ICH9 SATA AHCI Controller
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801HEM SATA RAID Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)"
iastor = "Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R SATA RAID Controller
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA AHCI Controller
iastor = "Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller
(Server/Workstation ESB2)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller
(Server/Workstation ESB2)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801GHM SATA RAID Controller (Mobile ICH7MDH)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile  ICH7M/DH)"
iastor = "Intel(R) 82801FBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile  ICH6M)"

You can copy and paste the extracts above into your TXTSETUP.SIF, and
that should work for your 755s. If not, you can extract the information
needed for above from the TXTSETUP.OEM file which is found in the same
folder as the Windows XP drivers for the SATA device.

The drivers for the SATA device should then be placed in the
I386\$oem$\$1\Drivers\01 folder. You will then need to add a line to the
unattended answer file (usually WINNT.SIF, but with unattended-gui, it's
in the Web interface, under [Unattended] --> OEM PNP Drivers path - make
sure you enclose in quotes!):


If multiple drivers have been added above, then all drivers directories
should be added, separated by semi-colons:


I hope that helps - if not please let me know. If anything is unclear,
email me back and I'll try and clarify.



-----Original Message-----
From: Markus Progl [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 04 December 2007 10:06
To: Paul Lewis
Subject: Re: [Unattended] Dells

Hello, did you get the GX 755s running?

Or are you just in work? I have big trouble  with those 755 :-(

I would be happe for a short answer!

Thank you

Kind regards
Markus Progl

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