Use the setup.lst file to specify command-line arguments to the installer for an unattended installation. You can send command-line arguments in one of the following ways:
Send the command directly to the installer.
Send the command using the setup.lst file.
Use a combination of the two.
For example, this file contains two options: /port and /printer. The installer operates as normal because the /u option has not been specified. If you use setup /u for the installer, it operates in the unattended mode and uses the two values specified in the Defaults section of the setup.lst file. If you use setup /u /printer=1 for the installer, it operates in the unattended mode and chooses the second printer from the list below. (The options specified on the command line override the options specified in the setup.lst file.) The options available (see below) can also include the /u option. Using this option key always makes the installer operate as unattended. The following descriptions explain the available options:
/u Signals the installer to use the specified port and printer given on the command line (or in this file), and to use all default selections. Installation then proceeds without prompting the user.
/port=xxxx Used to specify the default port when doing an unattended install. The value specified by xxxx should be a valid port and should not include any spaces.
/printer=n Used to specify the default printer when doing an unattended install. The value specified by n is an integer that references the list of available printers. For example, the following printers are available for the HP Business Inkjet 3000 installation:
0 = hp business Inkjet 3000
1 = hp business Inkjet 3000n
2 = hp business Inkjet 3000dtn
/pd=n Used to specify whether the selected printer is the default printer, when you have multiple printers connected to your network. The value specified by n is an integer (0 or 1, for example). For this argument, entering the numeral 1 sets the selected printer as the default printer. Entering zero sets the printer as a non-default printer.
You can preset these options in the setup.lst file located in the Setup folder of the CD-ROM. In the [Defaults] section, add the following syntax:
Options= /port=<value> /printer=<number> /pd=<number>