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[help] Installing Win xp over IPXE - toxicalwaste - 2013-05-20 19:39

Hello there fellows. I need some help badly. I want to install windows XP and other windows based systems over PXE. I would like to learn how to make an install that works well.

First off this is how i got it set up.

PXE handshake is picked up by my router. Then my router sends it to that is my webserver [windows xp system] that sends an file i got called undionly.kpxe

Then it boots up and you type dhcp and then you can go to http://ipadress/win7/boot.ipxe and it installs windows seven. That works just fine.

How do i make the same type of deal with windows xp? Would like to build an libary that is PXE based.

Softwares im running
Smoothwall 3.0
TFTPD (newest version)
Apache WAMP5

Also got Bulletproof FTPD ftp server that is more hightech. And of corse i got windows filesharing at my disposal.

Would be EXTREMELY gratefull if i got some help with this im admit PXE is something i am an extreme n00b at.

RE: [help] Installing Win xp over IPXE - robinsmidsrod - 2013-05-21 09:28

Normally the way to install Windows using iPXE is to use wimboot. You can find more information about that at http://ipxe.org/wimboot and http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe.

I believe it is possible to install Windows XP from a Windows 7 boot.wim, but I haven't actually tried it. If you try, and it doesn't work, please include logs or screenshots of where things are going wrong, and we'll try to help you out. I'm assuming you're installing to local drives, not iSCSI volumes? If you are installing to iSCSI, then you need sanbootconf for Windows XP.

If you need some help in understanding the BIOS boot process you might also find some help for beginners over at http://networkboot.org.

RE: [help] Installing Win xp over IPXE - ArneLovius - 2013-05-22 19:36

for installing XP, I would chainload the unattended boot http://unattended.sourceforge.net/