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Old 05-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
darktanget
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help me formating through lan network


hey guys//
recently my pc crash down n i dont have cd rom
cant find an option on my board for booting from usb so i guess lan is an option just help me out for it..
looking forward to ur reply

MB : 845
1gb ram
160 gb hd

n guys i this one wud for linux installation from laptop
i have the cables both cross and parallel
kindly teach me how to perform lan format//
 
Old 05-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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hey guys//
recently my pc crash down n i dont have cd rom cant find an option on my board for booting from usb so i guess lan is an option just help me out for it..
looking forward to ur reply

MB : 845
1gb ram
160 gb hd

n guys i this one wud for linux installation from laptop i have the cables both cross and parallel kindly teach me how to perform lan format//
As you've been asked in other threads, you need to spell out your words, and quit using that text-speak garbage.

We can try to help you, but you're not providing alot of details. First, I'd be very surprised if any motherboard made within the last five years COULDN'T boot from USB. What brand/model do you have, and have you checked the manual on that board to make sure?? LAN booting involves several moving parts...not the least of which is a motherboard/NIC that CAN boot from LAN. Again, most newer equipment can easily do it, but then on the other machine you'll have to set up an NFS/FTP/HTTP server to host the ISO image, as well as setting up a PXE boot server on that box, to do the initial boot load, not to mention setting up something to server up DHCP on a local subnet.

The best and quickest option I could suggest would be to get a CD drive, or even borrow one from a friend. This one is $19, and is a DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...236-_-Homepage). Or, you could take the hard drive out of your laptop, and grab a cheap adapter cable (like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-245-_-Product). Use the laptop CD drive to do the installation, and swap drives back.

Again, without details as to both sides of things, there's not much we can help you with.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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If you have no OS then you need some bootable media. Floppy, cd, or usb are common. If you have none then you may have an option in bios for PXE boot. If you have floppy you may be able to get it installed that way too. Either ipxe or gpxe to the network or many distro's offer floppy based install still or plop (distro) to a usb flash.


There are many how to pages on booting pxe and setting up a pxe server. It basically involves another computer and setting it up to offer services to the broken computer. The most easy way is to use a knoppix 3.3 to present version. It has a menu option to start knoppix terminal services. That set's up a lot of things so you don't have to. Then plug in a nic cable and boot the broken system via pxe (option in bios).

If you want you can set up all that by yourself. It depends on the host os of the other computer.

Tell us what you have to work with.

Does the broken system boot, does it have a floppy, what os on lan computer to use?
 
Old 05-19-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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I suggest that you take the computer to a store where they can run some diagnostics on it ... to find out what actually failed, and if it's about to fail again. A store or repair shop can also do things like put disk drives into external-mount boxes, so as to check the contents.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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Sorry for language//and delayed reply
tbone: My board is 12 years old n i purchased the hcl beanstalk in y2k.
I have 1 gb ram my board didnot provided me ethernet card aswell so purchased dlink card and have p4 chipset/
i purchased when windows xp was just released in market in india/ gujarat//
okay now about other unit i want to boot from is laptop msi cr400 with win7 ultimate installed.
I am not geek but it would be really help it u explain me in simple language (no abbreviation)now instead of windows forum i threw this question on linux is because i want to format my pc to linux destro my board ( the one which is to booted with) is support floppy/hdd0/1/2/3/4 n lan only no other//
tell me if you want some more detail..
 
Old 05-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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Sorry for language//and delayed reply
tbone: My board is 12 years old n i purchased the hcl beanstalk in y2k.
I have 1 gb ram my board didnot provided me ethernet card aswell so purchased dlink card and have p4 chipset/
i purchased when windows xp was just released in market in india/ gujarat//
okay now about other unit i want to boot from is laptop msi cr400 with win7 ultimate installed.
I am not geek but it would be really help it u explain me in simple language (no abbreviation)now instead of windows forum i threw this question on linux is because i want to format my pc to linux destro my board ( the one which is to booted with) is support floppy/hdd0/1/2/3/4 n lan only no other//
tell me if you want some more detail..
Again, SPELL OUT YOUR WORDS.

Since you still don't provide specs or a model #, a quick search on HCL Beanstalk says it's a media center PC, that DOES have an ethernet card. If you've got Windows 7 on your laptop, go back to the first reply, and re-read it. You will STILL need to load DHCP and PXE boot servers on it...again, if you've got Windows on that laptop, not much we can help with here. That's a Windows question, about configuration of services on Windows. What you're loading to another system has nothing to do with what you've got to configure on Windows.

And again, a cheap CD/DVD drive is $19...plug it in, and do a load from there. You can even borrow one from someone for a day and do it and it'll be far easier.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 09:37 AM   #7
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so cutting it short this is the bad idea to do it////
k dude i have nearly replaced all the components of my system dont remember it..
anyways let it be close the thread..
 
  


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