[syslinux] Remote HD boot?
christian.marg at tu-clausthal.de
Wed Jan 12 00:46:08 PST 2005
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myfj1200 at netzero.com wrote:
> My question would be: Is it possible to boot a diskless client PC
> with Complete hard disk images? or even better hard disk contents
> mounted on the server?
That depends. Generally: Yes, Memdisk can emulate Harddisk Images from
Ram. (AFAIK) Not from Network.
> [...] What I would like to do is build a CPU with WinXP Then remove
> the Hard drive from the client. Take the contents of the Hard disk
> and place them on the server. In essence I am looking to have 3 or 4
> different boot options with the same box that has no permanent
> storage inside. Is this possible with the SYSLINUX package? any
That won't work with the Syslinux package (alone) because of the way
Windows XP accesses Harddisks. You'd need to do a Windows XP Hard Disk
Device driver that is compatible with Memdisk - but such thing doesn't
exist as of now (also AFAIK).
There are, however commercial solutions that will provide "Harddisk on
Net"-Kind of Configurations. (I have seen them, but have to dig them up,
if you're interested)...
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