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Old 05-20-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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pxelinux w/ debian: How do i make image files?


I am currently trying to put together a Ghost image server, and so i installed and used linux for the first time ever two days ago, so I may not be able to see a really simple common solution to my problem.

Basically, I want to be able to netboot CD ISO files that have the Ghost images of the systems i want to restore. I've been tinkering with some .img files that i've found on ultimatebootcd.com, but what i can't figure out is how to make a cd into a .img file, as the only .img writers that i have been able to find are for floppy drives.

I could actually also use a few pointers on what kernel i should be using for my PXE boot, as the kernel i found in /boot on my debian machine looks like it loads absolutely everything, and the APPEND command doesn't do anything when i try to append dft.img from the UBCD. Just prompts me to insert root floppy and press enter. I take it that's the file system it is demanding i direct it to?

As you can see, I'm kind of all over the place, like I'd imagine most new Debian users would be, so any help would be really really appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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You can make .iso files with: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/path/image.iso. Booting them over the network is not my game. Perhaps somebody else who knows, but if you say Ghost images, are they really bootable with pxelinux??
 
Old 05-20-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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it seems so... I mean, ubcd got dos programs to be loaded by a linux kernel.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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Anyone with some insight on this? Is what I'm trying to do impossible?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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8*(
 
Old 06-01-2005, 08:22 AM   #6
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Still waiting on the edge of my seat for any advice
 
Old 06-01-2005, 06:42 PM   #7
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Perhaps you have already found this:
http://www.kegel.com/linux/pxe.html
http://groundstate.ca/diskless

It should give enough information to play with it. As I said before I have zero experience in network boots, so I can't help you there, but using Google should help you.

You may need to adjust your wishes as this says it can't be done: http://syslinux.zytor.com/archives/2...er/002688.html

You probably need to extract the ISO's to ordinary files in a directory and boot from that. It sounds doable.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:33 PM   #8
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I really appreciate your help. I actually did not find that information when I was searching through google. I'll try it out asap and post back with my findings. It would be a really powerful tool to be able to boot any ISO file through network...
 
Old 06-02-2005, 04:12 PM   #9
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I'll keep an eye on this thread It's interesting stuff.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 06:40 PM   #10
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Did you get this working. There are no docs on this stuff.
 
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Please don't resurrect stale threads, instead make your own one and maybe refer to this thread. Should get you way better exposure for your questions.
 
  


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