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Old 01-25-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hey guys.

I've got an ubuntu server running udhcpd and tftpd. The booting of memtest86 works like a charm. Although, the only problem I'm having is I have .iso files I want to boot. I've tried doing a lot of things to the boot menu when pxe loads on the client (changing file extensions, looking for non-existent converters for .iso files).

The .iso image I need to open is KillDisk - it has a DOS base system so will I need a RAMDISK, MEMDISK, etc. and mount the .iso?

The company I work for has some PCs to store but the HDs have to be clean of client data. There are over 500 machines that need to be cleaned :-\ so I'm trying to figure out a better way to do it and I mentioned this.

So far so good up until the .iso - any ideas?

Old 01-25-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Assuming they are all the same type of machine, I would just set up a clonezilla server.
I did that for a bunch of machines at my high school. Make one master image, upload it, and then push it via PXE to all the clients. I was using my home desktop, so I could only do about 12 machines at once. I had 100 machines to do. It took about 2 days to do them, but I was also working on other projects in there so I bet you could cut that time down quite a bit. Hope this helps.
Old 01-25-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding dpeterson3.

I would use cloning software but I don't need to clone the hard drives and they are all different machines. I just need to run killdisk which is like an 18kb program over the network to completely wipe their HDs. It'd really be nice if I could get some info on how to do this with an nfs but I'm not sure how to do it with a DOS setup on the killdisk disk. Thanks for the info - I'll look into it and see if I can use it.


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