How do you set up the Boot Method for booting from a network on my hp omnibook 500
Posted on 2004-08-26
Well I have tried everything suggested and all to no avail, I have a 20GB Hard Drive which I have loaded a copy XP Pro CD and a Win 08 Boot Disk onto, which has done absolutely nothing, so now I am starting to look into booting from my NIC or Ethernet, but the instruction are not clear, Someone suggested I download a couple of items, which I have done, however I am not sure about the settings on the TFTP BootP software someone suggested I download, does this get put into use on my other laptop that is connected to the network? I also have a wireless router, which all the computers get plugged into for this process I assume, how do I know where to plug each computer into? My network is working well and there are four ethernet jack openings then a space between the first four, then there is yet another ethernet jack, I have the laptop I am using, then the laptop I wish to boot to so I can install the Win XP Pro CD that is on it, then I have the modem from comcast, then there is an empty one and a space and another empty one, sound like I have it set up correct? I also downloaded another zip file which when opened says dd.exe, when double clicked it goes to a small black screen, does something really fast and closes, should this be on the active laptop or should it be on the hard drive I wish to boot to? Finally, how to we determine the settings in for the Network Boot, I have options like PXE, TCP/IP, Netware, RPL TCP/IP and Netware have options to select BOOTP or DHCP and in Netware they are 802.2, 802.3, EthII how do I know which of these to set it to?