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Booting ERD Commander 2005 via PXE

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#1 tondo



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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:08 PM

Hi group,

I have a serious problem, booting ERD-Commander 2005 via PXE.

I created the iso erd.iso with help of the winternals administrator pack. And prepared the boot image exactly the way Galapo described in this thread:


I injected only the command-shell into the erd.iso, because the erd.img from Galapo would be to small for other tools. But anyway, when I try to boot the erd.img via PXE, I can see the progress bar and then the message appears "Cannot load i386/ntoskrnl.exe Error 14".

I opened the erd.iso file, but there is no ntoskrnl.exe file within the i386 folder. Then I copied a ntoskrnl.exe from a XPSP2 System, but had the same error.

When I burn the erd.iso created by winternals AdminPack to CD everything is fine.
Is there somebody out who could help me ?

Thanks in advance


#2 was_jaclaz



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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:05 PM

Let's see if I can sum up the situation:
  • basoc posted a thread having a very similar problem as the one you are having
  • Galapo suggested a solution that DID NOT work for basoc at the time, and that is NOT related to PXE booting, but to USB booting
  • you tried the same and it did not work for you ;)
  • in the referenced thread, the solution, after the initial suggestion by Galapo that did not work, was found, and basoc succeeded
  • later on, more details were given on how to create one's own images

You are trying to boot the image via PXE.

You need to read this:

AND links given within them, particularly threads by AEC on 911cd and krokodox site:

Translation: ERD is a particular PE 1.x, in order to PXE boot it you need to learn how to boot a generic PE 1.x via PXE, and PXE booting a PE 1.x is a particular way to RAMDISK boot a PE 1.x, so you need to understand in detail how to RAMDISK boot a generic PE 1.x. (it does look complex, but believe me, there is some logic in the previous sentence ;))



#3 pscEx


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:12 PM

Independent from the fact that my knowledge about this stuff is too low to understand the issue itself:

The way how it is presented here is worth to be copied into tutorials 'How to ask for help' ;)

I just have in the back of my mind another newbie's question, but I do not want to tell names here (linux guy, you understand?)


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