How to slipstream a service pack into a Win2K installation cd-rom
First, copy the i386 folder from a Win2K installation CD-ROM onto your hard disk — let's say that you copy the folder to D:\i386. Then, copy the SP2 program, w2ksp2.exe, onto your hard disk, and slipstream the files into the i386 folder. To do this you need to expand w2ksp2.exe into its component files by opening a command line and typing:
After you press Enter, w2ksp2.exe will ask you where to put the expanded files. Any directory name will do, but let's specify directory D:\sp2. After SP2 has extracted itself into D:\sp2, slipstream SP2 into the D:\i386 folder by typing:
Note that you don't point update.exe to D:\i386, but instead to D:\. Update.exe assumes that a folder named i386 exists on that drive.
You now have a i386 folder with your service pack integrated. You can use this directory for network installs, etc... or you can burn this on cd and use that. To do so copy all files and directories of your original cdrom except the i386 directory to a temporary directory on your hard disk (make sure you don't forget to copy the files in the root of your cdrom and the hidden files). Burn this together with your new i386 directory to a cd.
Finally, you can make this cd bootable by using this image: Win2k cd boot image The boot image is boot.bin and it needs all the files in the root of your original cdrom to be present on your new cd to function. Any additional parameters you might be asked for by your writer software when making a bootable cd:
Load Segment: 07C0
Load Sector Count: 4
|Published: 3/07/2002||Document Type: General|
|Last modified: 11/04/2003||Target: General|
|Visibility: Public||Language: English|