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Problem booting a Win XP image with MEMDISK (almost there)


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#1 jmoutinho

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

Hello!

I've been struggling to get this working, and I'm almost there... but now I'm stuck!

Here's what happens:

I can get the image to load to RAM
I get to the point where I'm asked to "Press any key to boot from CD"
I press "any" key
The system reboots... no warnings ... no errors displayed


I've tried MEMDISK 3.85, 4.00 (alpha) and the one that comes with WinVBlock.

Also, here's my pxelinux.cfg Default file:

LABEL Windows XP



	LINUX fog/memdisk/memdisk

	INITRD fog/memdisk/XPSP2_EN.iso

	APPEND iso

	MENU LABEL Windows XP SP2 [EN]

	TEXT HELP 

	PXE Boots Windows XP SP2 [EN] 

	ENDTEXT

I've also tried with APPEND raw, to no avail...

Help is appreciated. Thanks!

#2 Icecube

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:05 AM

Did you try:
APPEND iso raw
or only APPEND raw (which is wrong if you want to boot from an ISO file)?

#3 jmoutinho

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:35 AM

Did you try:

APPEND iso raw
or only APPEND raw (which is wrong if you want to boot from an ISO file)?



Yes, I tried both approaches... same result.

What puzzles me is the fact that the ISO loads and starts well, or else I wouldn't see the "press a key" message.
I don't know what happens hardware-wise after I press the key...

#4 Icecube

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:40 PM

How much RAM does your PC have?
How big is the ISO file?
Did you try to boot it in a VM?

#5 jmoutinho

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:30 AM

How much RAM does your PC have?

3GB

How big is the ISO file?

580MB

Did you try to boot it in a VM?

Yes and it worked.

Thanks




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