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SnooSnoo
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Network boot Reply with quote

Okay, here's what Ive got:

1 PC acting as a proxy, DHCP and isa server with one NIC connected to a ADSL router and another NIC connected to the LAN switch.

4 PC's booting from a cd containing a knoppix based kiosk used for browsing the interwebz

What I'd like to do:

Make the 4 console pc's boot from the network i.e. mounting the kiosk within the server and making the consoles boot from it.

So, my question is, what do I need to be able to make the consoles boot from that mounted kiosk image on the server pc through the lan?

P.S. Forgot to say that the server is running 2003 server.

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chiquita
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: Network boot Reply with quote

Maybe a crappy/simple diagram would help :)

I just use Tivoli at home cos i'm lazy..

www-01.ibm.com/softwar...solutions/

(ps.. im only joking about that - i just remember my old work used it)
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Falkland
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Network boot Reply with quote

SnooSnoo wrote:


What I'd like to do:

Make the 4 console pc's boot from the network i.e. mounting the kiosk within the server and making the consoles boot from it.

So, my question is, what do I need to be able to make the consoles boot from that mounted kiosk image on the server pc through the lan?

P.S. Forgot to say that the server is running 2003 server.

If the server would be linux based , u could make the 4 console pcs completely diskless and booting directly from the server through BIOS netboot/etherboot and the dhcpd on the server , then loading a common linux environment through nfs ( root + eventual swap space on the server ) ... if u'd need to mount also windows shares u could setup the root environment to mount automagically the windows shares through a samba client or directly with an entry in /etc/fstab using smb and/or cifs kernel support ... :/
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SnooSnoo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Network boot Reply with quote

Eh, thanks. The server needs to stay as is. :(

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Network boot Reply with quote

IDK if this can still help , anyway :

- boot.kernel.org(BKO) : Booting your machine over HTTP -> boot.kernel.org/
- netboot.me : Boot anything, anywhere, anytime -> www.netboot.me/
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