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Write install script for menu driven install

by th1bill / June 22, 2011 4:56 AM PDT

I have 909 megs of 20 add-ons for a Serif program for Windows and I want to put them on two CDs with a clickable menu for individual installs. I haven he first clue as to how to begin because I run a Linux machine and the programs are for members of my family and my church.

Any thoughts?

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Clarification Request
(NT) That really depends on how to install those addons.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 5:01 AM PDT
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RE: Write install script for menu driven install
by th1bill / June 22, 2011 6:13 AM PDT

Each of them is an exe file. I am wanting to autorun a menu script to pick and install from.

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Let's be crystal clear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 6:42 AM PDT

As batch files still work today what's stopping you?

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RE: Write install script for menu driven install
by th1bill / June 22, 2011 12:34 PM PDT

I don know how to write it and I have no example.

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Thanks. That helped everyone know how to answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 2:26 PM PDT
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Thank you!!
by th1bill / June 23, 2011 2:46 AM PDT

Bob, that was very nice, thanks. I?l play with this and save it for a template. Although I run Ubuntu/Linux, I run XP in my Virtual Box and do a very large amount of IT, Network and Custom Computers for my Church Family for free.

Just a side note; I?m a Viet Vet on total disability and can not afford to charge anyone plus I am, according to my Neurologist, in the final stage of MS. Quite a few folks will benefit from what you have given me to work with. My next project will be to find a, cost free, PDF on Barch Files.

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This might help you ...
by Edward ODaniel / June 23, 2011 6:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!!
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Very Helpful
by th1bill / June 23, 2011 10:53 AM PDT

This is cool, thanks!

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Re: autorun
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 7:21 AM PDT

The problem with autorun is that it might be disabled. So you'll need to provide an instruction to run it manually also.

An simple html-page with links to the exe's on the same disk might be a quite good click-and-run solution. But be sure to test if there's not a default security mechanism on Windows that interferes if you try to open an .exe-flile from a cd in an html-file on that same CD.


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