Diskless Booting Linux

I am looking to set up a diskless linux boot.

I will be running a bootp server on windows 2k, I have found a program that allows me to do this.

I need a good site that takes me through the steps for setting up a diskless boot linux image file. I have a spare HDD I can install linux on to make the image, however I require a beginners guide for this type of thing.

Why? I recently had a major power cut in the office and we lost 20 HDD drives in local PC's, I need a stop gap until the new drives arrive. This is quite urgent. I cannot format the server so installing linux on it is out of the question.

I thank you in advance for any help you can give.
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  1. BTW I already have a copy of red hat 7.0, if possible I would like to use the seven cd's I downloaded....
    :-P otherwise no problem, I have a fast net connection.
  2. This should be a godo place to start:

    <A HREF="http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Diskless-HOWTO.html" target="_new">http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Diskless-HOWTO.html</A>

    It's not exactly what you're looking for (I think) but has some useful pointers to more information.

    Good Luck.

    <i>Do I look like I care?</i>
  3. right I found a special version of the linux kernel that works over a network. My next question is:
    Is it possible to compile a version of linux under windows 2k?

    I have various microsoft programing suites (as I use visual C++) but these files I know do not compile well under visual studio, I have used some linux command line packages before, and even some that work in windows but I cant remember the names of them. Also websites where I can d/l trial versions would be useful....
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