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Falcon.geek 10-10-2007 02:03 PM

MultiBoot over network for installations
 
Grettings all,

So heres the run down on what I am tring to do...We have to install multiple different opperating systems and boot different live cd's for testing on a daily basis. My hope is to put all of these install boot CD and Live CD's on a TFTP server and allow booting over the network.
In the Final Version I would hope to have this happen
1. boot up machine on network
2. machine gets IP and is displayed with a boot menu (grub, Lisa, similar)
3. user choose OS (BART, GHOST, RHEL5, RHEL4)
4. apprpriate CD is mounted and boots up

I am not sure if this is all possible. And I dought all my dreams here can come true. Im really just looking for some guidance on what is possible and where I can get some help in building this environment.

Thanks

pljvaldez 10-10-2007 03:43 PM

Never tried any of these, but a quick google returned:
http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/...oot.print.html
http://wiki.systemimager.org/index.p...et_Boot_Ubuntu
http://www.sysresccd.org/forums/view...3825324835a3ae

But I'm sure it can be done. At work, there's a generic CD that has DBAN, RH AWS 4.0, or Windows XP. The RH and XP are netboot...

Falcon.geek 10-11-2007 06:59 AM

Let me clarify a little bit...I would love for this to be diskless, ive done a multiboot DVD before and I might resort back to that...i just thought it would be convienient to have it be network served so that you don't have to worry about a CD/DVD. I just need to know how I can automatically mount a CD/DVD iso to a remove machine during boot. Asd in I want the remote client machine to be able to boot off an iso that is stored on the server.


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