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I've got netboot set up on my Mac mini, but I can't figure out how to get it to serve my Windows XP iso file. I guess my question can go either way:

How do I get NetBoot on my Mac mini to serve the Windows XP iso over netboot

or

How do I install Windows as a dual boot on my Mac mini without a working dvd drive?

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www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Regular-Mac-a-NetBoot-Server!/step13/Build-A-‌​NetBoot-Image-From-A-Bootable-CD/ –  Jordan Hudson Oct 20 '10 at 4:47
    
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You don't mention which version of Windows, but I'm guessing Windows 7. There's a nifty little tool to do it with a USB drive here. Requires a Windows PC to make the bootable thumb drive though.

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I've done this using Microsoft's tool, and it works well. –  Paul McMillan Oct 20 '10 at 4:57
    
The question was for XP, but that was a long time ago. Accepting this as the answer as I'd rather install 7 than XP (who wouldn't?) now. –  Jordan Hudson Feb 20 '13 at 18:41

Simple Answer you can't use Netboot as it only supports Mac OS X. Easiest way would be to use a USB CD Drive, if you'll be mass deploying it the take a look at Deploy Studio.

But if you're comfortable with Visualization then you can use the remote disc function of mac os x in conjunction with VMware Fusion.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1131

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