installing win xp pro from RHEL 4 server  through pxe

Posted on 2006-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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 ??
Question by:sundeepgopal
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    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.
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    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.

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    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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