Bart PE & trouble extracting ramdisk.sys from win2k3 sp1

By capper_r ·
I ran into an issue with extracting the ramdisk file from win2k3-sp1. The file extracted as ramdisk.sy_ (same name as un-extracted file). When I run the final command to build a boot-able image on my usb stick I get an error that ramdisk.sys is not found.
Did the extract fail for some reason or did I make a mistake along the way?
I was working from the Illustrated tutorial by Greg Shultz posted here on TR.
Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Got a link

by Jacky Howe In reply to Bart PE & trouble extract ...

to the article for us?

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Did you use the correct syntax

by Jacky Howe In reply to Got a link

Expand d:\i386\ramdisk.sy_ c:\windows\system32\ramdisk.sys

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I had the same problem!

by Breezer85 In reply to Did you use the correct s ...

Ramdisk.sy_ should be larger in size than ramdisk.sys because it should have been expanded, if it is then you've extracted right. Now you got to use the command prompt to: "Del ramdisk.sys" and then "ren ramdisk.sy_ ramdisk.sys"

let us know how you get on!

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by Jacky Howe In reply to I had the same problem!

is a compressed file and it needs to be expanded to Ramdisk.sys for it to work. The OP hasn't expanded the file.

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That's the ticket!!

by capper_r In reply to I had the same problem!

You know, I swear I tried that before I put this question up on TR but who knows.
Renamed the file and all is well in the world of bootable usb sticks... except that in my excitment I used a 10Gb stick that is too big for a fat16/12 format. Oh well, that's easy enough to fix.
Thanks a ton for helping me get my brain back on line.

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Sorry about that

by capper_r In reply to Got a link

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