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PXE booting large file (approx 25)mb (Jaclaz)
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The most simple method to do it create netbootdisk.com floppy.
You can create an .ima file with winimage.

After load it with pxelinux.

Remember you must use PCDOS 7.0 floppy image for pxeboot with universal network boot disk.
You can find it on netbootdisk.com.
After you can mount a network share with "net use" command.
so you can execute every program is in network share.

Be warned!
If you have a workgroup, and not a windows domain, you have to dd to lmhost file ip of pc you have network share.
This is very important, alse it doesn't work in a workgroup enviroment.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2007, 07:18 AM


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Little tip to discover boot-land.net subdomain.
Write in google "site:boot-land.net" without ""
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Posted on: Oct 8 2007, 10:49 PM


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QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Oct 8 2007, 11:48 PM) *
Yes, we should discuss and add a better way to sort out new webservers in the future.

I was thinking on making wb fetch a small config file from an external server and avoid boot-land.net (to avoid possible offline periods) that contains updated lists of available web servers along with a description, hopefully this way things can become easier to manage.

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You can insert servers informations on a simple xml file.

WB could do a litttle grab from different servers until it finds a working server with a xml file more update than current(so you will avoid boot-land.net offline periods).
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Posted on: Oct 8 2007, 06:32 PM


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Hi all,
I spent many time on this interesting forum.

I have a serious problem to know the boot-land subdomains that contains .script file and projects.

In Winbuilder 0.72 standard version are not present ALL boot-land servers

Today I have discovered unattended.boot-land.net.
For me boot-land and winbuilder are a continuous discover.

So It's possible create a list of boot-land subdomains with detailed description.
Here there a MANY projects, but I cannot see an organic view.

It will be usefull create a sticky thread for newbies.
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Posted on: Oct 1 2007, 06:02 AM


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I'd have to modify windows contextual menu at runtime.

Is it possible load registry keys at runtime with no reboot?
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 30 2007, 07:09 AM


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Thx you jaclaz for your help.

I cannot summarize what I did, it will be too long.

Now I'm studyng cylinders, heads and sectors.

My goal is create a memdisk image largest than 2.88 MB
For images larger than 2.88 memdisk supposed it's hard disk image with MBR and partition table.

I'm trying to create a DOSEMU hard disk image so it isn't necessary specify CHS geometry during boot because memdisk give them from image (see here).

I'd like to write a tutorial about how convert a bootable dos based iso file to image compatible with memdisk.

Thx for your precious advices.
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 28 2007, 06:52 PM


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I have tried 6.22 DOS Image and it works great.
So I have changed format: from 1.44 to 2.88 MB and it works.
My problem is how I can create images greater than 2.88 MB?

After I typed command you said before. It seem that c don't exist

here the result

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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 27 2007, 10:19 PM


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Wow!!

It's boot, but only with windows 98 bootfile.

These are my line in default file:

#Floppy Image 50 MB example
MENU LABEL ^12 Floppy Image 50 MB
kernel memdisk c=24 h=64 s=32 floppy
append initrd=fd050000.ima

the number c is supposed ramdom.
Well, Windows 98 seems want to boot.
I can see the windows logo when it loads.

The files are missed, so after logo there is message.



Instead Freedos stop with a message

Freedos FAT Kernel



I use VMware 6, it supports superfloppy
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 27 2007, 12:56 PM


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QUOTE (jaclaz @ Sep 27 2007, 01:03 PM) *
The one you tried appears to be the 50 Mb image fd050000.ima confused1.gif

Of course a couple of questions come to my mind whistling.gif:
1) Did the image work as it was (i.e. with the FreeDOS kernel) before you tampered with Winimage?
2) Where did you get that geometry? w00t.gif
The image, as is, appears having a geometry of
CHS 7x255x63

Moreover, it has a F8 "Media descriptor", though it is usually ignored, memdisk might check it (F8 means hard disk, should be F0 for floppy).

jaclaz


I have tried in VMware.
This image come with freedos.
I have tried it in VMware and it hang up during boot.
Here is what I see
Link here

This geometry is automatically suggest from memdisk durint boot.
How I can change media descriptor?
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 26 2007, 07:57 PM


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Hey jaclaz I have tried with 11.52 image.

I have download win98 se floppy disk from bootdisk.com
I have deleted files in image and injected win98 files
I have changed Bootsector in win 95/98 with winimage

Memdisk load but there is some errors (see picture).



These are my code line in default file in pxelinux.cfg directory:

#Floppy Image 50 MB example
MENU LABEL ^12 Floppy Image 50 MB
kernel memdisk c=24 h=122 s=27 floppy
append initrd=fd050000.ima

What's the problem?

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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 26 2007, 07:35 PM


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The images seem good. I'm trying to built a simple MSDOS floppy image with a 11.52 MB of size
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Guides about TFTPD32 and PXE LAN booting
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Posted on: Sep 26 2007, 07:29 PM


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I think the best link is WUIM when site and utility will be completed.
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 26 2007, 06:53 AM


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QUOTE (jaclaz @ Sep 25 2007, 08:25 PM) *
Either manually or using a tool to create and fdisk/format the image.

Easier would be to use QEMU (possibly with QEMU manager) accompanying tool to create a RAW image, than boot QEMU from a virtual DOS floppy, with the created image as virtual hard disk, and FDISK/FORMAT the image.

Then, all you need is opening the image, virtually mounted with VDK, (optionally through my pseudo_GUI for it, and check it's contents with PTEDIT32 or Beeblebrox.

Be warned that, depending on size of the image, QEMU might "sense" it with a different geometry both from the "default" of CHS Mx64x32 used by VDK and from the "default" Windows 2K/XP one of Nx255x63.

However, since the image has already (done in QEMU) a partiton and format, you can get the actual geometry of the image from the partition data, seen in one of the said utilities.
CHS End sector is the same of number of sectors.
CHS End head +1 = number of heads
CHS End cylinder+1= number of cylinders

You can use the little worksheet posted here:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/CHS-LBA-tr...ions-t2959.html
to verify the data and compare them to actual size of the image.

What I would do is a bit more difficult at first, i.e. creating the image and mounting it in VDK with a given geometry (it is not actually difficult, but needs a little of accuracy), the procedure is explained here:
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...19056&st=49
(but do read a few posts before too)

The above applies to a HD image, i.e. one that has MBR+Hidden sectors, search on the same thread for other ways to make a filedisk image (a partition only or "superfloppy" image).

For this latter type of image you can also use Imdisk.

jaclaz


It could have to be more simple find a premade image, inject necessary files and calculate cylinder, sectors, heads.
Are There these images?
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 03:30 PM


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QUOTE (jaclaz @ Sep 22 2007, 12:28 PM) *
I would say yes, but most probably it will need some "individual" tweaking.

jaclaz


I'd like to create a HDDImage for memdisk from a DOS based ISO cd.

There is some guide for web.
I have read that memdisk for images greater than 2.88 MB is necessary specify cilinders, sectors, etc.
How I can calculate these values?
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Everything bootable with isolinux works with pxelinux?
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Posted on: Sep 21 2007, 07:22 AM


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this is my question:
all topics open about isolinux and multiboot cd or usb sticks are adoptable with pxelinux?

If I boot erd commander by isolinux on cd, I can have same result by network with pxeboot.
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Application Virtualization..
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Posted on: Sep 16 2007, 11:35 PM


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SVS is good, but install SVS service.

Instead Landesk need any service to work, but you must have installed landesk with regular license.

The best is Thinstall that can create real "standalone" application, but is expensive.
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Application Virtualization..
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Posted on: Sep 13 2007, 12:23 PM


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Landesk Application Virtualization is based on Thinstall and it is cheaper.

Link here
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PXE Deploying using UDA Approach with tftpd32 in Windows Enviroment
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Posted on: Aug 13 2007, 06:57 PM


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QUOTE (bilou_gateux @ Aug 13 2007, 06:36 PM) *
Check this topic: PXE Boot Server by KeiraM


I have seen that topic, but it talks about a plugin for bartpe to launch tftpd32 in BarPE enviroment. It seems can only boot BartPE ISO, you cannot install any OS.
It's more interesting WUIM approach.
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PXE Deploying using UDA Approach with tftpd32 in Windows Enviroment
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Posted on: Aug 12 2007, 10:00 PM


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Hi all, this is a question that I have asked myself today.
I know that exist Universal Deploying Appliance (UDA), a preconfigured Virtual Machine appliance for deploying many OSes (windows, Linux and BartPE) only manipulating ISO files.

The question is:
Is it possible use same approach in windows enviroment with tftpd32?
Theorically it'd be possible.

Perhaps it could use an hybrid approach like Winner Project, loading a minimal linux enviroment and after loadind OSes ISOs on tftpd32 networkshare folder.
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Load ISO from network share in DOS mode
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Posted on: Jul 27 2007, 06:32 PM


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It's possible use imdisk for mounting iso file in dos mode? If no, there is some way to do it?
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Installing Windows with tftp32
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Posted on: Jul 26 2007, 07:25 PM


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I have solved my problem.
The problem was sed line command.

In Windows you cannot type this command:
sed -e -i 's/expr1/expr2/gi'
It don't work.

It's more simple change expr1 with expr2 with a simple hexadecimal editor like ultraedit.
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Installing Windows with tftp32
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Posted on: Jul 26 2007, 09:55 AM


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Hi guys,
I'm trying to install Windows with tftp32 following this guide.

I have modified winxp installation files like startrom.n12, setupldr.exe and ntdetect.com.
I have created a menu with isolinux, so I have tested all with VMware versione 6.
When I boot my virtual machine with network (f12 button) VMware crashes and restart boot.

I have read here there is a bug with Vmware pxe boot, so I have change pxelinux.0.
When I restart my virtual machine menu reappears, but file winxp.0 isn't loaded like before.

Someone has followed that guide with good results?

thx
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Posted on: Jun 1 2007, 07:39 PM


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How do you use Tftpd32 ?
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Posted on: Apr 22 2007, 05:57 PM


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tftpd32 is a very good program, but there aren't many guides about it.


In internet informations about it are fragmented.

It will be more useful create a guide like msfn unattended guide for install unattanded windows xp over pxe, launch Windows PE or Bart PE by tftp32, etc.

however thx for your great work.
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Boot ISO image on network share in DOS. Possible?
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Posted on: Apr 12 2007, 01:57 PM


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HI all,
I'd to know if it is possible mount an iso image file from network share in DOS mode.

Like a multiboot menu with bcdw, but from a mapped drive.
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