Fwd: [syslinux] Can this work?

Mr Tyrese tyreseonline at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 17:24:28 PST 2005

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From: Mr Tyrese <tyreseonline at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 01:18:08 +0000
Subject: Re: [syslinux] Can this work?
To: Alexander Heinz <mailsanmich at gmx.li>

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 02:10:40 +0100, Alexander Heinz <mailsanmich at gmx.li> wrote:
> Mr Tyrese wrote:
> > I would like to develop a system where by I can boot any of the
> > machines on my system - and select from a menu what I would like that
> > particular client to do. For example, maybe load a bootdisk image from
> > a network share, and boot that. Or boot the first partition on the
> > local disk.
> (I assume that all your PCs have a NIC with a PXE or Etherboot ROM.)
> The answer to your question is yes (it is possible).
> You need:
> - DHCP server
> - TFTP server
> - pxelinux.0
> - menu.c32 for the menu
> - memdisk for booting floppy images
> - chain.c32 for booting local devices
> - sbm.cbt (comboot version of Smart Boot Manager) for booting from a
> Cheers
> Alex

Yes, I have a DHCP server, a TFTP server, and I'm assuming the rest
are downloadable from the internet. All my systems have ATAPI-CDROM
drives, definatly. I'm spent an age looking on the net for a HOWTO
document, but I have been unsuccesful. Can you help point me in the
right direction?

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