Originally Posted by lonesoac0
I want to do all of this nativley on CD. I am not a running PXE server on my network. I have tried and failed at a PXE server.
I hereby back out if you're going inventing on your own. AFAIK, PXE is the only way to do that, and relies on compatible dhcp servers. Read that doc I sent you. It is a good approach. If you want to have another go at pxe, and let us know where it fails, I'll throw in what I can.
Problems are: PXE from the Bios is pretty stupid, and you have to run a compliant dhcp server on your net or you are dead in the water; Network boot has to recognise the nic on startup, because it's a totally new system asking totally new questions as once you boot, you no longer are on bios; if a firewall is in the way, you are probably disabled; You also need disk access - slack uses nfs, other systems use different things.