> I need to create a bootable cdrom. This disk would be used to boot and
> ghost multiple machines with different configurations. The only thing that
> is the same would be the CD.
> I want to write the autoexec and configsys so that they do not reference
> the actual drive letter because I may not know what it is.
> Can anyone point me in the write direction for research. I am assuming
> that I am just missing something basic.
> thanks for the help.
There is no default method for determining the CD-ROM drive letter.
You need either a 3rd party utility or to set the letter yourself
with mscdex.exe. If you want a 3rd party, perhaps this will do,
or you can search for another:
cd-roms.zip 1,124 June 20, 1999 4 files
whatcd.com, cd-roms.com, iscd.com, cd-roms.inf
Set drive letter yourself example:
LH MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD000 /L:Z
Then you don't need to "find" it.
Otherwise, you can write a batch program to first check the available
drives for general drive type (network/CD-ROM), followed by checking
for a particular (flag) file or volume label, which you know in advance
is only (or should only be) on the CD-ROM and not on any network drives
that may be available. If there are no network drives available at the
time, then there will be no chance for error. If you prefer a batch
program, let me know.
Outsider, HB BFP
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