anfokaboom at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 21:45:28 PST 2018
Thank you for the prompt reply. What you said is promising so if I may, with your help can we decipher what SYSLinux files goes where from the ground up? If this is too broad a question or may take up too much of your time then I understand and appreciate your help thus far.
From: Bruce Ferrell [mailto:bferrell at baywinds.org]
Sent: Saturday, 17 November 2018 1:16 PM
To: Anfo; syslinux at zytor.com
Subject: Re: [syslinux] Forum
Windows 7 deployment is actually something I do from pxe... It does requires "extras" from Microsoft to build the windows install image, but they don't cost anything and it's a one
time thing. I'll have to locate my docs on the Windows deployment tool.
PXE install of windows is the fastest Windows 7 Ultimate N install I've ever done... Much faster than optical media.
The mod for your NAS actually appears to be suitable; It's combined DHCP/TFTP server... It looks like it was built specifically for the pre-execution environment and a few other
such as well.
Most of the NICs I work with have a boot agent built in so I seldom have to deal with putting a boot agent on NICs like ipxe.
But if you need to do that, there really shouldn't be an issue.
On 11/16/18 8:56 PM, Anfo wrote:
> Hi Bruce
> Thank you very much for reaching out. This is likely to be a short discussion due to me potentially learning that my infrastructure possibly has shortfalls that I did not
> appreciate until just recently.
> What I was hoping to do is deploy Windows from a Thecus branded NAS. Natively the NAS does not support PXE, but with community created mods it is achievable. So with this mod
> <http://www.thecus.com/sp_app_intro.php?APP_ID=357> I went about configuring the NAS to achieve this. Since also the author of the mod mentions SYSLinux I naturally sought
> information on it, however started researching PXELinux because it seems to target what I needed to achieve.
> The first question I will ask is whether PXELinux, like chain loading iPXE, requires a server running DHCP services. This is the item I do not have other than a simple
> modem/router. If I need a DHCP server then I may as well go back to Windows software like Serva.
> Thanks again for your attention.
> *From:*Bruce Ferrell [mailto:bferrell at baywinds.org]
> *Sent:* Saturday, 17 November 2018 1:10 AM
> *To:* syslinux at zytor.com; anfokaboom at gmail.com
> *Subject:* Re: [syslinux] Forum
> On 11/15/18 6:13 PM, Anfo via Syslinux wrote:
> Hello all
> I was just hoping to see if there was a forum, or a patient individual kind
> enough to help me configure PXELinux (I only understand the wiki to a
> point). Apologies for using this medium to call for aid as I've been unable
> to locate an alternative support channel.
> Like most wiki's, it's kind of unstructured. That said, I'll be happy to help off-list. I use a fairly extensive, if repetitive pxe rig in my shop
> A short course is:
> Set up dhcp to serve IP addresses and point to the pxe boot file as needed. I use tftp for that. The tftp server you use matters. I use the hpa tftp server.
> Then the configuration begins
> Talk to you soon
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