Install Microsoft XP to eBox-3300

Install Microsoft XP to eBox-3300
Install Microsoft XP Home/Pro to RoBoard RB-100
We recommend you use the Micro SD
storage which with “SDHC Class 4 or 6”
support.
Put Micro-SD card to slot.
Prepare an external USB floppy and disk
However, not every external USB floppy supports Windows XP installation. Some of them lack
Txtsetup.sif file. It would make USB drive is not detected when you install Windows XP.
The following USB floppy disk drives are supported for use during Windows XP installation:
Plug and Play ID
USB floppy disk drive model
USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901
Mitsumi
USB\VID_057B&PID_0000
Y-E Data; Sony part number 09K9835
USB\VID_0644&PID_0000 TEAC; IBM option part number 27L4226, FRU 05K9283
The following USB floppy disk drives are not supported during Windows XP installation:
Plug and Play ID
USB floppy disk drive model
USB\VID_03F0 &PID_2001
HP
USB\VID_054C &PID_002C
Sony
USB\VID_057B &PID_0001
Y-E Data
USB\VID_0409 &PID_0040
NEC
USB\VID_0424 &PID_0FDC
SMSC
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We have to use USB floppy (Mitsumi; Y-E Data; Sony 09K9835; TEAC; IBM 27L4226, FRU
05K9283 ) which support Windows XP installation.
For more information, please check Microsoft website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916196
Connect USB floppy to workstation
(desktop)
Copy a file (txtsetup.oem) and a folder
(windows) to UPS floppy. These files are
IDE driver for eBox3300. You can download
“IDE driver for Windows XP” from
following address
http://www.roboard.com/download_ml.htm
Prepare a Windows XP CD and an external
USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM.
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Plug external USB floppy and external USB
CD-ROM to RB-100 by External USB ports.
After connect key board, mouse, VGA Card,
Ethernet line, and power line, turn one the
power.
After turn on the power, press ‘Delete’
instantly. We will enter a BIOS setting screen.
Setting BIOS can make RB-100 have better
performance, especially on Windows system.
Go to Advanced  IDE Configuration 
Onboard IDE Operate Mode  set it to “Native
Mode”
Go to Advanced  IDE Configuration 
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection  set it to
“Device”
It means the transfer speed will be decided by
storage (CF card, hard disk, embedded disk).
When we set it
Go to PCIPnp  PCI IDE BusMaster  set
“Enabled”
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Go to Advanced  USB Configuration  USB
2.0 Controller Mode  set “FullSpeed”.
Actually, FullSpeed(1.0) is slower than
HiSpeed(2.0). However, when we install XP
by CD(DVD)-Rom, there is a detective
problem on HiSpeed. So, we choose
FullSpeed temporarily. After we finish
installation process, we can change back to
HiSpeed.
Go to Boot  Boot Device Priority  set CD
(DVD)-ROM be the 1st boot device; set CF
card, hard disk and other storage which you
want to install XP be the 2nd boot device; set
external USB floppy be the 3rd boot device.
Alternative: When eBox is booting, we also
can press “F11” to choose 1st bootable
device.
After done all of the setting, go to Exit  Save
Changes and Exit. We also can use shortcut
“F10”
When eBox starts to boot, we press any key
(Enter, space, number …etc) to boot from CD.
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Press “F6” when we see this notice on the
bottom. It tells us to load third party SCSI or
RAID driver.
Press “S” when we see this screen. This
screen tells us to install additional drivers.
The system will read external USB floppy and
find drivers automatically – Vortex86DX
D1010 ATA/ATAPI Controller. Press “Enter” to
select it.
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We will see this screen again, this time, press
“Enter” to continue.
Press “F8” to agree the license agreement.
Setup the partition of disk (CF card, hard disk,
or embedded disk). You can delete (L) or
create (C) a partition. It depends on your
need. In this case, I use whole disk (one
partition).
Choose system you will use. In this case, I
use Fat32. If disk space is larger than 32G,
fat32 will not support, and NFTS would be the
only choice.
For save time, I choose Quick format.
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We press “Enter” to continue. It will start to
format, and all of your data on the disk will be
erased.
After format, Windows files will be copied form
CD(DVD)-ROM to disk. Because our USB
speed is 1.0, it will take long time to finish this
job.
After copy all files, system will reboot. You will
see this screen again. This time don’t press
any key. Because files are already in the disk,
we don’t need to boot from CD(DVD) again.
When you see this screen. The windows are
working installation process.
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Because the IDE driver has not passed
Windows test, it will show this warning screen.
However, we still want to install the driver, so
press “Yes” to continue.
The same, to install the driver, press “Yes” to
continue.
Follow the guide and setup by your need (time
area, input…etc).
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Input product key.
Setup computer name and account name.
Password is not necessary in this step.
It will reboot. System will detect screen
resolution.
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Windows XP install successfully! In first boot,
it will setup environment for a while.
However, this is not the end. To improve video
performance and active internet function, I
strongly recommend to install specific drivers.
You can download (1) RB-100 LAN Driver for
Windows XP ,(2) RB-100 VGA Driver for
Windows XP from following address :
http://www.roboard.com/download_ml.htm
After download folder of “LAN” and “VGA”,
save these to USB flash drive.
Go to Start  Control Panel  System 
Hardware  Device Manager.
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Under “Other devices”, there are two devices
with question marks. Fistly, we choose Ethernet
Controller. Click right button of mouse on this
item, and then click left button to choose Update
Driver
Choose “No, not this time”
Select install from a list or specific location
(Advanced). Press Next to continue.
Cancel search removable media, and choose
Include this location in the search. Then click
Browse.
Choose USB flash drive which we save.
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It will show the driver has not passed Windows
test. Click “Continue Anyway”. Then, we will
see files start to be copied to XP system.
Click Finish to complete. Now, RB-100 is ready
to connect to internet and browse website!
The same, let’s update Video Controller.
The process is the same as update Ethernet
driver.
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Select  R1.09.03_WHQL  Setup 
WinXP&2K
Continue Anyway
The files start to copy.
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After complete the job. We can go to Display
Property to check. We will see Display is
“Default Monitor on XGI Volari Z7/Z9/Z9s/Z11
v1.09.03” and it can support very high resolution
now.
Restart RB-100 manually and press “Delete” to
enter the BIOS setting. Go to Advanced  USB
Configuration  USB 2.0 Controller Mode  set
“HiSpeed”. Now, RB-100 go back to support
USB 2.0 with higher transfer speed.
By the way, we also can remove Windows XP
CD-ROM from the CD(DVD)-ROM.
Congratulation! We done the job of installation
Windows XP.
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