Solved

Can I Boot My Computer Without HardDisk?

Posted on 2003-12-05
7
257 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Hi Experts, My pc has not any harddisk so my question is can i boot my pc with others pc through LAN adaptor is this possible or not. If i can boot my pc over lan then please tell me how.
0
Comment
Question by:zee110
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:zee110
ID: 9886467
PLZ Do Help!
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
ShineOn earned 55 total points
ID: 9886564
A computer CAN be booted without a hard disk, using BOOTP.  You have to have a server on your LAN that has BOOTP enabled, with the OS image to send to the client PC.  

If your LAN adapter has a boot chip, then you're OK.  If it doesn't you'll need to make a boot floppy.  If you do a search here in Networking, looking for bootp, you should find a previously-answered-question from a couple of months ago that had links to sites that have downloadable boot disk images.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 9887002
additional examples to ShineOn's comment:
you can remote boot DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95 client with NetWare, Windows NT backend server.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:juliancrawford
ID: 9887376
I use Bart's Network Boot Disk - quite easy to use ..
http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/network/

It will give your nic an ip address and allows you to map drives
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VPN problems 4 62
VLAN Issue 4 67
Reset HP V1905-24-PoE switch to factory default settings 2 36
WDS can't PXE boot 3 26
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question