PXE from ISO

January 14, 2010 at 06:33:11
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to PXE boot a client from a Linux bootable ISO file using TFTP32 running on XP machine?

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#1
January 14, 2010 at 06:51:31
TFTP is a file transfer protocol. It has nothing to do with booting anything.

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#2
January 14, 2010 at 13:27:27
Maybe. You have to use latest memdisk usually and it has a very small size (you can't boot dvd's). The syntax has changed a bit. See notes.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forum...


I think there other ways to run iso's I am sure I have tried it but I forget just now.

See http://www.boot-land.net/forums/ind...


There are only a few web pages on how to setup tftp32 for pxe. Most involve linux or use MS's install.

If you want to run from ISO might also look at gpxe or something like netboot.me or Boot kernel .org.

Simple page here. http://www.neophob.com/serendipity/...

Most of the open source come from Peter Anvin. See http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/inde... and all the other pages at syslinux.

See GPXE for a way to remove the tftp limits. Things like http, nfs, iscsi targets can be booted from.

There are virtual machines built for this already too. Also live cd's or live usbs running linux or bsd. See also http://www.ultimatedeployment.org/i...


Knoppix 5.x is a great way to boot live using Knoppix terminal server. Boot one machine to knoppix and start knoppix terminal server. Then boot remove over lan.

Well, you get the idea.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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