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ifl.ini presets for Makedisk - Linux bootable media setup

Postby prizm1 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:56 pm

When running the Makedisk - Image for Windows bootable media setup, I can have certain pre-set paramaters set up in the IFD.INI file, such as the product key and time zone. But, then running the Makedisk - Image for Linux bootable media setup from Windows, although I have a ifl.ini file setup with the same parameters, I am still prompted for the product key. I believe that a tutorial somewhere on your website describes how such pre-set parameters in the ifl.ini file will preclude having to re-enter the product key as does with the pre-set IFD.INI parameter file when running the Makedisk - Windows bootable media setup. Is this an oversight in the Makedisk Linux utility, or am I misunderstanding the use of the ifl.ini file when running the Makedisk - Linux bootable media setup from within Windows.
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Re: ifl.ini presets for Makedisk - Linux bootable media setup

Postby mjnelson99 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:11 pm

I keep the product keys for IFW/IFL in a text file that I
put in the same file where the latest Makedisk is located
when creating new bootable media.

Then I just copy the key. Takes about 5 seconds.
Mary

On 9/25/2011 4:56 PM, prizm1 wrote:
> When running the Makedisk - Image for Windows bootable media setup, I can have

certain pre-set paramaters set up in the IFD.INI file, such
as the product key and time zone.

But, then running the Makedisk - Image for Linux bootable
media setup from Windows, although I

have a ifl.ini file setup with the same parameters, I am
still prompted for the product key.

I believe that a tutorial somewhere on your website
describes how such pre-set parameters in the

ifl.ini file will preclude having to re-enter the product
key as does with the pre-set IFD.INI parameter

file when running the Makedisk - Windows bootable media
setup. Is this an oversight in the Makedisk Linux utility,
or am I misunderstanding the use of the ifl.ini file when
running the Makedisk - Linux bootable media setup from
within Windows.
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Re: ifl.ini presets for Makedisk - Linux bootable media setu

Postby prizm1 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:54 pm

I have a password program running in my system tray to maintain such codes, but the ifl.ini parameter file is suppose to circumvent having to manual enter the product key. The ifd.ini file with my product key as a parameter avoids my having to manually enter the product key when I create DOS boot-able media. I don't understand why the ifl.ini file with the same product code parameter does not do the same when I create Linux boot-able media.
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Re: ifl.ini presets for Makedisk - Linux bootable media setup

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:20 am

On 09/25/2011 05:56 PM, prizm1 wrote:
> When running the Makedisk - Image for Windows bootable media setup,
> I can have certain pre-set paramaters set up in the IFD.INI file,
> such as the product key and time zone. But, then running the Makedisk
> - Image for Linux bootable media setup from Windows, although I have
> a ifl.ini file setup with the same parameters, I am still prompted
> for the product key. I believe that a tutorial somewhere on your
> website describes how such pre-set parameters in the ifl.ini file
> will preclude having to re-enter the product key as does with the
> pre-set IFD.INI parameter file when running the Makedisk - Windows
> bootable media setup. Is this an oversight in the Makedisk Linux
> utility, or am I misunderstanding the use of the ifl.ini file when
> running the Makedisk - Linux bootable media setup from within
> Windows.


You can customize an ifl.ini file when creating IFL boot media from
Linux, but not when doing it from Windows with MakeDisk. The
documentation you saw must have been the tutorial for creating boot
media from Linux.

Besides doing it from an installed Linux distribution, you can also
create IFL boot media from a running IFL boot disk, as outlined in this
KB article: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=545

From there it's the same as creating boot media from a Linux distro,
for which you can reference the tutorial mentioned. That is linked to
from the KB article, or you can find it here:

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/ifl_boot_media_linux.htm


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