Login to Account Create an Account
How to boot from LAN?
Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:51 AM
i want to know how to boot from LAN, i had try to boot from LAN but not success... What configuration i need to do or need???? Thanks
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:38 PM
A- you would need a machine specific image located on a server
B- a NIC that supports booting from LAN (most new ones don't anymore)
C- at least a Gigabit network, but even then, loading XP would probably take more time than it would be worth.
D- a lot of time to devote to setting it up as it seems no websites I was able to find had how-to's. It was generally done back in the day when 100MB hard drives were $500
Edited by rendrag, 08 July 2005 - 11:39 PM.
ASUS M4A78T-E | AMD Phenom II X4 905e 2.5GHz | 4x 2GB A-Data DDR3 1600 RAM | Saphire Radeon HD 7950 | 256GB Crucial M4 SSD | 1TB Western Digital Black | 256GB Seagate Barracuda | Samsung DVD Burner SH-S222L | 22" Samsung 226BW LCD | Creative Gigaworks S700 5.1 speakers
Posted 09 July 2005 - 08:26 AM
You will need a DHCP/PXE SERVER in the lan.
Almost ALL nic's have the socket to put a ROM, most of the newish motherboard already have it integrated.
If you are not talking about diskless workstations, you can do it with a floppy or hard disk:
Search with google for PXE booting or PXE boot and will find the needed info.
Broken link on MSFN? You may try this. Looking for SEARCH on MSFN? Click here.