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#1 Einar

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 07:37 AM

Is it possible to boot a hdd image of, say, 10MB over pxe?
How does one go about to do this?

specific problem is that latest tools from Symantec (ghost) does not fit on a single floppy image)

I have alread a working pxe/tftp server, so what I need is the correct tool (a howto would be nice) to create the bootable hdd image and the correct parameters for pxelinux

#2 was_jaclaz

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:51 AM

Sure it is.

Here is some reference:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=3330

What I would do would be to create a DOS HD image and try it locally with "normal" syslinux/memdisk and only later attempt PXEbooting.

To build a DOS HD image the easiest would be to use Qemu (qemu-img) to create a RAW image, mount it in Qemu, install DOS to it via floppy or CD.


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#3 sanbarrow

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:41 PM

http://sanbarrow.com...rtual-disks.zip

maybe useful - a 4Mb, 8 Mb and 16 Mb monolithicFlat vmdks for VMware or use with vdk.exe

with VMware you get a HD-image with MBR
with vdk.exe you get a single partition image

#4 Einar

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:52 PM

Thanks.
I've made a small howto:
http://einarblog.homemade.no/qemuhdd
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=6094




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