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Need linux network bootdisk..

Posted on 2002-07-27
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I'm actually trying to install Windows Servers from a fileserver, and need a way to:

1. Boot from a diskette.
2. Delete all partitions (if any exists)
3. Create a C: partition (8-10 gigs or so) formated as FAT or FAT32
4. Connect through ftp to a fileserver and download some driectories containing the Windows files I need and
5. Reboot and start a .bat file that will start the installation of Windows

I imagine all of this is possible under Linux (at least the first 4., I'm not sure how I could make it reboot and execute the .bat file under Linux.... )

Any ideas, comments are welcome..

Roger
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by:jools
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This can also be done with a normal boot diskette and mapping a network drive in DOS.

Have you tried Norton Ghost?

J

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think I've taken care of all old q's now...
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Please delete this question, I've since found an alternate approach eslewhere. Thanks!
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I've found a solution to this problem under MS-DOS:
Ref: http://www.experts-exchange.com/msdos/Q_20328782.html
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