I'm not sure why those screen shots were even included, you can't see a thing, and you can;t click on them to blow them up. The instructions didn;t seems hard to follow to me, but then, I'm already familiar with all the processes. They didn't seem to go in depth into anything, but for a noob (no offense, I just mean someone who isn't familiar with this particular thing yet) getting too detailed can often either send them backing slowly out of the room without even trying, or just get them totally confused. I do agree the article could have been clearer, though, things are just kind of glanced over. It looks like there was a word limit, and to really explain this clearly I think you need more words.
Try taking a look at the BartPE
site for more info, and also the UBCD 4 Windows
site. I've been plugging it a lot lately, but I think it's worthy. It uses a customized and customizable package of free software and drivers in combination with BartPE to really make it easy to put together a truly feature filled and useful LiveCD right from the get go. It's instruction page is fairly easy to follow, or at least I thought it was, it didn;t take me long at all to make my first cd and then start experimenting. Everthing on it is is free/shareware/trialware, including AV, cd/dvd burners, file recovery, diagnotic, security, whatever, and it's really easy to drop SATA drivers in there or whatever else you need. Last time I built one, wireless support can be wonky depending on your wireless card, but it does work for some of them. I think it's a problem with getting the WZCFG to integrate and work properly, but it's being worked on, it may even be fixed by now, I'm not sure, I havn't had the time to keep up on it.
For the Dos part you mention, I think your talking about the slipstreaming of sp2 into the XP cd in step 2 right? It's simple, just follow the instructions here
, You only need to go to step 3.
Or use Autostreamer
, either of which can automate the process, but nLite also can do much much more as well. nLite is sweet, but stay away from the non-sp-integrating functions until your a bit more familiar. One step at a time as they say.