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installing win xp pro from RHEL 4 server through pxe

Hi experts,

I already have an option of installing clients with RHEL4 WS from server through PXE . I also installed a couple of workstations in the lab with RHEL using pxe ....

Now what I wanted is to install win xp pro to one of my workstations from RHEL 4server.

Is it enough if I copy the win xp pro image in a directory and change the /etc/exports accordingly ??
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sundeepgopalAuthor Commented:
I checked that stuff before.I think it is used for windows 2000/2003 server . I need to install the win xp pro from RHEL linux server.
I've never seen it done this way for a Windows install, as Windows' historically 'mainstream' approach to sharing files over a network is with CIFS(Samba). The approach for doing what you're requesting with CIFS is nicely detailed here:


Installing Win XP pro can easily be done over NFS *IF* you have previously created a backup image by some means, but in your case, I think that the above link details the best approach for you. Obviously once you've configured it, you can repeat the process nice and easily for future setups.

pablouruguay's link is PXE in a predominantly windows environment. Whilst it is possible to configure this approach under linux, the link does not detail how to do it. Points for me please;)

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