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by chungy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Deploy Linux Mint via MDT
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Deploy Linux Mint via MDT

I assume you mean this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft ... nt_Toolkit

I doubt it will be possible to provision Linux operating systems with it. wimlib could certainly be used as part of Linux deployment, but you're going to want to base it from a Linux system in the first place.
by chungy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: What does the --check option gain?
Replies: 1
Views: 756

What does the --check option gain?

The wim format and wimlib seem to support some kind of extra integrity information (hashing the compressed contents of the wim file?), but I don't really know when this might be desirable. wimverify is still able to assure that a wim file is not corrupted even if a file doesn't have this information...
by chungy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Wimcapture Destination Dir
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Wimcapture Destination Dir

Just give it the full path, it works like all other programs do:

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wimcapture C:\ D:\backup.wim
by chungy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: dism mount WIM, update, wimlib append?
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: dism mount WIM, update, wimlib append?

dism creates a whole tree on an NTFS volume and sets up reparse points so that the kernel and look back into a mounted WIM for the file data. wimlib will be capturing just these reparse points instead of the expected file data (it works quite different from how mounts work in Linux, for example). I ...
by chungy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Continue on error?
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Continue on error?

wimcapture isn't really great to run against trees that are in use and being modified. On Windows, you can add --snapshot so that the OS exposes a point-in-time view of the tree that shouldn't change when software modifies anything.
by chungy
Tue May 02, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Wimlib windows updates.
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Re: Wimlib windows updates.

The wimupdate command is only a fairly "low-level" manipulation of the file tree of an image. You'll need to use DISM on Windows that actually knows how to handle update packages with all their required tree modifications and registry hive modifications.
by chungy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Timestamp bugs with files dated before the Unix epoch
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: Timestamp bugs with files dated before the Unix epoch

Oh, excellent, I don't have to recreate the archive I have that exhibited the problem. Thanks for fixing this!
by chungy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Timestamp bugs with files dated before the Unix epoch
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Timestamp bugs with files dated before the Unix epoch

Two different behaviors can be observed on both Windows and Linux with timestamps set before 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC. Setup for testing is pretty simple (I used Cygwin on Windows, there might be a more native solution to manipulating timestamps, but regardless): mkdir timestamps TZ=UTC touch -d "197...
by chungy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: wimlib discussion
Topic: Consistent data corruption bug with LZX and non-default (>32K) chunk sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Consistent data corruption bug with LZX and non-default (>32K) chunk sizes

I've discovered something alarming: A WIM file will be corrupt even directly after a capture, if using LZX compression and a chunk size greater than 32K. This doesn't always happen for all streams of data, but it seems to trigger most frequently on already-compressed files. As an example, linux-4.9....