make xp and linux boot from pxe server (xp)

November 15, 2009 at 14:34:39
Specs: Windows xp, Intel p3 + celeron
Hey, I want some help with pxe, the ploblem is that I cant boot the linux iso and/or winxp iso and it loads the whole image (which takes time) if I can I was trying to make an image which would have a bat file in it and boot that so that it would go directly to the files but it wouldn't work cause it wouldnt recognize the drive, could u plz help me find a solution, I am using tftpd32 and winxp on the server. im totally stuck.

Any help?

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November 15, 2009 at 15:15:10
ok i just made a boot floppy image that loads to grub but now how do i acces the init files and that so i can boot it ?

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November 15, 2009 at 15:41:57

Might be a good place to start.

Might download knoppix 5.1 and boot it live. Start knoppix terminal server and you have knoppix boot server setup. You can look at the config and see how it works if you want to modify it or use it.

You kind of have some other issues. You can't easily boot an entire iso into memdisk. Most use windows pe or a smaller intrid file. TFTP32 is pretty good but it still has limits.

I'd get a gpxe boot cd or floppy if you need access to almost any protocol. Might work better too. Easy doc's on site.

See also syslinux site.

See Barts site for either a good network boot disk or even barts PE and links to barts pxe. (or ubcd4win)

Now Vista and W7 are a different deal. MS offers all the tools you'd need to deploy a wim image pxe.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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November 16, 2009 at 11:30:01
thanks, just wat i need, im gonna start it now, ill text later if i need any more help


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