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PortableFirefox in WinPE

Hi Folks!

First post so be gentle!!!

I'm attempting to embed PFF into a WinPE build. I've downloaded the 1.5.0.3 release and extracted it into my WinPE image.

I boot my WinPE system, xcopy the extracted folders into a ram disk and run portablefirefox.exe from there. I do this 'cos I assume some folders need to be writable.

However, nothing happens - no firefox splash page, zilch.

Is there anything I need to add to the PFF install (e.g. DLL's etc.) to get this to work ?

Thanks in advance

John T. Haller
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Nope

It's entirely self-contained. It does need a writable profile directory and firefox directory... but if you have the whole thing on a RAM disk, it should work. If it doesn't, it's something with WinPE. The RAM drive has a drive letter, right? It does need that.

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Yup, my ramdisk (which is a

Yup, my ramdisk (which is a standard MS 16Mb ramdisk BTW) has a letter Z:.

Anyway thanks for the input.

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Not big enough

I'd hazard a guess that it's simply not big enough and runs out of room. Though you should at least see the splash screen if PFF.exe is uncorrupted.

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Thanks for the input. I'll

Thanks for the input. I'll try again with a bigger ramdisk and give it another go.

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