In March I figured out how to slipstream the right Intel chipset drivers to the XP install media so the XP installer would recognize the disks in the new quad-clients. I thought I’d never have to do it again. Of course, I was wrong since I needed to do it for Windows 2003 Server media. To ensure I don’t have to relearn it yet again, here’s how to do it.
Download and install nLite on some Windows machine. Extract or mount the Windows ISOs and create the initial nLite project.
Here’s what not to do. Do not use the standard Intel chipset drivers. They won’t work because they’re the plug-n-play drivers, not the textmode drivers. Using them will only result in shiny coasters. If anyone needs a shiny Windows 2003 installation coaster, just let me know.
Instead use the Intel RST textmode drivers. More detailed instructions are available in the MFSN Forum under Integration of Intel’s SATA AHCI and RAID drivers.