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Can I install Windows on a diskless system with iSCSI?

I'm reorganizing my home network, which now includes a NAS box, that, among other things, allows me to export partitions via iSCSI. Now I'd like to get rid of the harddisk in my Windows machine, as it ...
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How can I install Windows on my MacBook without a working dvd drive?

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 ...
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Installing Linux on machine with no optical drive and no USB boot

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro where I took out the optical drive and replaced it with a second hard drive, but I'm looking to dual boot Slackware. These machines can't boot from USB sticks for whatever ...
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Can't netboot a PowerMac G4

I'm trying to install Debian (by net booting off tftp) on my old Mac Mini G4. I get into OpenFirmware (option-cmd-o-f after boot chime) and enter: boot my.mac.ip.address,yaboot After I hit enter ...
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PXE Netboot from Windows 7 PC using TFTP32 E32 Timeout Issue

I am trying to netboot a PC with no CD Drive and no USB Booting options (Available in BIOS but does not recognise USB, broken perhaps somehow). Anyhow here is the log from TFTP32: Rcvd DHCP Discover ...
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How to install ubuntu running iniside VirtualBox on Mac Air

Having configured a virtual machine for Ubuntu on Virtual-box on my mac air I need to install Ubuntu OS itself. I have selected the hard-drive as the primary boot device and the network as the ...
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On a Mac, how can I get a list of network boot servers available and then download the boot image from one and save it to a file?

You know how when you go to System Preferences->Startup Disk, and select Network, you see a list of network boot servers available to house from? Well, how can I get the same list along with the ...
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Is there a way to netboot to a live version of Windows 7? (NOT net-install)

I am working on a project and I would like to be able to netboot into a simple image of Windows 7, similar to how one can netboot into a live version of a Linux distribution. I don't need the ability ...
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Diskless Netboot a laptop with a broken HDD

Short question: I need to use a laptop that the hard drive connector is broken with Linux or Windows by booting through the network cable. Full question and background: We have 2 desktop systems and ...
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tftpd64.exe crash when booting Debian via PXE

I'm trying to install Debian via PXE with a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit server. I'm using this guide: http://assylias.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/installing-ubuntudebian-with-pxe-using-a-windows-machine/ The ...
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Can you have 2 network boot servers?

I currently run Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to deploy default and custom created images. However, WDS can not do Linux as it requires .wim files. I want to also deploy Linux. Is it possible to ...
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Network boot (PXE) Ubuntu unable to pass downloading archive

Okay, I've created DHCP server with Serva, booted Ubuntu 12 installer on other laptop in option "Network boot" and everything's ok (Language, keyboard, connection and choosing mirror) untill ...
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OS X Server keeps DHCP DISCOVER even with no client in the net. how to stop?

I have trouble with DHCP release, this server keeps NETBOOT or DHCP DISCOVER even if the specified device was logged out, and its wlan modul is tourned off. Wich leads me to - that the server is ...
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How do I boot my iMac over the internet?

I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard on a 2009 iMac. For when I am not home, how can I turn on/start up/boot my Mac over the internet? I have a Verizon Actiontec router if that helps and I will be ...
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Net boot from debian server using directly connected ethernet cable

I have a computer with grub installed, and nothing else. I'd like to install Debian on it without having to burn a CD. (and I don't have any flash disks.) It has a nice ethernet card, and I have ...