I have DHCP set according to guidelines bellow and as iscsi target I use Openfiler 2.3 (I have also tried CCBoot with the same result). Booting computer has MB Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G. There is local HDD in computer.
I have followed http://etherboot.org...8_iscsi_install .
At first I have used NIC Marvell Yukon 88E8001 and chainloaded gPXE via PXE, using this I have during installation to iscsi target seen iscsi disk (when was prompted where to instal to), but i got message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu". At this point installation ended, because despite all guidelines I couldn't proceed any further.
Then I got NIC Intel pro 1000 gt and flashed gPXE1.0.0 rom onto it. Using this, when I am in selection where to install windows, I select iscsi drive and I got the same message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's ...", but when I click Next, installation starts and it goes to point where it needs to restart computer. The problem is, it copy windows files to iscsi disk, but bootloader writes to local HDD in PC. So after restart, there is no bootloader gPXE (embedded in NIC) could load.
I have also tried CCBoot to install Windows 7 to and it's the same problem (without Intel card with flashed gPXE I cannot install to the disk at all, with that card I could proceed to the point where setup restarts computer and I find 7 GB written on CCBoot server but loader is written on local HDD).
When I physically detach local HDD, I couldn't install windows either, it ends at the point when I select disk to install windows to with "Windows cannot be installed ...". I have tested this on 2 other computers and got the same results.
In all cases, gPXE + linux server + Openfiler has exactly the same results as CCBoot.
I will be grateful for all insights where could the problem be and how to solve it.
Thank you, TomasK
Edited by TomasK, 01 April 2011 - 03:13 PM.