PXE Network Boot to tftpd/??
Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:07 AM
I have a portege M200 tablet pc. I have to install windows on this unit. as you already know, there is no cd nor floppy. i tried to boot from an external dvd but it would not work. so then I tried to boot from the network by using tftp as my server. okay. I am very confused on what and how to use these files...
<<< Extract the pxe loader:
cabextract <Source dir>/i386/STARTROM.N1_
- Modify the name of the loader from NTLDR to XPLDR:
sed -i -e 's/NTLDR/XPLDR/gi' startrom.n12 >>>
okay, how do i go about extracting these files so that we can edit and rename??? I have searched all over and I can not find a cab tool to extract and edit. i have found a Cabviewer and thats all it does - it veiws!!!
Okay, I did get the unit setup where it sees my server and it has been issued a ip address but then it comes back and says: pxe-E32: tftp open timeout?????? WTH!!!!!
these are the file that I have in my root: my winxp folder (shared), memdisk, pxelinux.o tftpd32.exe, pxelinux.cfg (folder), nu2boot.imz Now my m200 is seeing the server but thats all its doing. any help from anyone out there that can be of assistance. I am stuck. I really don't know what else to do. Thank you so much in advance!!!!
Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:58 PM
Thanks for the reply to my thread. I did look at sherpya's post and this is where I was totally confused as to what tools I needed to get and from where. I was getting confused as to what it was asking plus, it was about 4am this morn that I had found it. I did not see Diddys guide but I am going to review this today and hopefully, when I get home this eve. I will know more of what to do...
I also do have the TFTP Service running on one of my units that I am using for this task. the Toshiba unit is seeing it and the TFTP Server is broadcasting a IP address and it is connecting, However, it sits there and then times out. almost like as if the default file in the cfg folder is not pointing to my boot file, but it is!!!! thats what is so confusing as to why its not connecting. I am liking Diddy's Post and will rewrite everything to accomodate his instructions and will see what happens on that!!!!
( I might be down, but I will never Give UP!!!!)
Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:42 PM
- A boot filename
- The TFTP server to download from
- You have no TFTP service running
- You have not specified the TFTP server to use in the DHCP parameters
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Rcvd DHCP Discover Msg for IP 0.0.0.0, Mac 00:0E:7B:47:DC:93 [11/06 13:49:04.500]
DHCP: proposed address 192.168.0.255 [11/06 13:49:06.750]
Rcvd DHCP Discover Msg for IP 0.0.0.0, Mac 00:0E:7B:47:DC:93 [11/06 13:49:06.828]
DHCP: proposed address 192.168.0.255 [11/06 13:49:08.750]
3704 Request 2 not processed [11/06 13:49:08.828]
3704 Request 2 not processed [11/06 13:49:08.890]
Rcvd DHCP Rqst Msg for IP 0.0.0.0, Mac 00:0E:7B:47:DC:93 [11/06 13:49:10.484]
Previously allocated address 192.168.0.255 acked [11/06 13:49:12.750]
3704 Request 2 not processed [11/06 13:49:12.828]
Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:03 PM
Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:04 PM
But when I get into the Windows PE prompt ie. x:\windows\system32_ ... i can't do anything because for some reason i'm no on the network ...
I mean i can use the commands, but if i try to ping another IP, or use net or netsh, it's all errors because the volumes or ip's don't exist, which they don't because i'm not on the network for some reason, but i'm in the windows PE. I wish someone could help me figure that out, been stressing over it for days now... :/
Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:07 AM
Always good to ask, but maybe in your own thread?
...I wish someone could help me figure that out, been stressing over it for days now... :/
I would have to guess that your PE does not have your NIC driver, or is not starting it. You can look in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ for your NIC driver.
Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:26 AM
Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:33 AM
...Which NIC driver, the target machine or the machine with tftpd32 on it ?
...have to guess that your PE does not have your NIC driver...
I have no idea about Windows > Server 2003, sorry. For XP/2003, .INF files typically go in the \Windows\Inf\ directory. .SYS files typically go in the \Windows\System32\Drivers\ directory. Good luck.
If so, where do i put the inf files, what directory ? thanks
Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:39 AM
so the nic drivers for the client need to be put in some directory or loaded from a USB drive on the client ? sorry about this .. sick pup i am, on too many meds :/
Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:04 AM
Thank You Shao. You were really a Big Help in leading and directing me in the same direction.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:44 AM
- Which guide are you following?
- Have you seen Sherpya's guide
- Have you seen diddy's guide?
- Is a TFTP service running on your server? (If not, that's your PXE-E32 error explanation.)
 RIS for Linux
 Setting Up A Windows XP PXE Server
i followed diddy`s guide, (awesome) but i have 1 a problem. when i boot i get the menu and my seletion, i hit enter and then pops up with tftp failed.
i have followed the guide to the t, even delete it all and redid the whole process, but still getting the same error.
any help please
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