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Old 10-10-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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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.

Old 10-10-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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Never tried any of these, but a quick google returned:

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...

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Old 10-11-2007, 07:59 AM   #3
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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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