Netboot a linux installation from a windows PC? Tags: Linux Last response: February 9, 2010 8:56 PM in Linux/Free BSD Share undeadsoul85 February 7, 2010 3:18:32 PM Hi I was vundrering if i can use a Windows based Pc, to install Linux on a another Pc via my local network? Pc i want to use as netboot server is: CPU: Intel Core i7 MB: Supermicro C7X58 RAM 3x 1GB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate. _______________________________ OS to install on blank Pc: Debian Linux Thx Undead More about : netboot linux installation windows linux_0 a b 5 Linux February 7, 2010 3:44:24 PM It's much easier to use a Live CD, a USB stick, SD card, CF card, netboot CD or some other method. Is there a really good reason you can't use any of the above? Why are you trying to netboot? Please post your full hardware specs for both computers and your network. Do you have proper, working PXE? If you don't it's not going to work even if you could get windoze to play ball. Have you ever PXE'ed before? Good luck audiovoodoo a b 5 Linux February 7, 2010 4:30:55 PM You might want to take a look at: http://tftpd32.jounin.net/ as it seems to be about the only one I could find that did not charge. In theory you should be able to do what you want with this providing the BIOS on the target machine supports PXE booting. With Debian the other thing you could do is to boot the net installer on the target pc, you can do that with a pen, CD or floppy and then install. Related resources Your operating system "market shares" at home - Forum Booting from LAN / Network boot - Forum THGC Needs You -Team 40051 - Forum AMD Bulldozer Simple Facts Please!!!!! - Forum *BSD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer undeadsoul85 February 7, 2010 4:36:10 PM linux_0 said:It's much easier to use a Live CD, a USB stick, SD card, CF card, netboot CD or some other method. Is there a really good reason you can't use any of the above? Why are you trying to netboot? Please post your full hardware specs for both computers and your network. Do you have proper, working PXE? If you don't it's not going to work even if you could get windoze to play ball. Have you ever PXE'ed before? Good luck When i come to think of it i got some usb sticks and SD cards lying around. i will see if i cant get any use of it. audiovoodoo a b 5 Linux February 7, 2010 5:19:54 PM -1 Geek cool +1 Practicality I dunno.. a PXE served live CD type environment that any PC you plugged on the network could boot does seem kind of cooler than a bootable USB stick. linux_0 a b 5 Linux February 7, 2010 9:02:42 PM https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBS... I've used PXE a million times, it's cool, however it's not easy and some PXE implementations are seriously flawed to the point they don't work. On Linux redhat's made it pretty easy but it's not a piece of cake on windows. There's also http://boot.kernel.org/ which provides USB, floppy and CD images and lets you boot over http, still the more traditional methods work better. Semper Fi audiovoodoo a b 5 Linux February 9, 2010 8:56:01 PM Actually... the windows set-up is not bad last time I looked. It does depend on what you use but there are a few with near point and click deployment. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumProblem with installation of Ubuntu- Linux -12.04-1 ForumI have installed windows 7 ultimate first and now i also installed linux os alon ForumWhy does my Firefox suck so bad?? ForumAccess files shared on a windows pc from a linux pc ForumHow to install Linux on a Windows 7 based computer. Forum[solved] Can anyone help me with Xen installation on Linux Mint ForumMy toshiba satellite m45-s2692 wont boot into usb ForumDual booting Windows 8 with Linux ForumQuestion about Debian installation ForumBoot Problems ForumLinux and ATI/AMD ForumHow do you install from usb in feather linux ForumRunning linux on a hp ipaq Forum[Solved] Serious Installation Issues with Ubuntu 9.10 ForumHow to install linux on asus p5n73-am More resources !