FYI Install Windows 7 over PXE from Linux without WAIK

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sebus, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  2. CousticKingz

    CousticKingz MDL Novice

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    I use FOG, its open source PXE installer. you install it on a client computer and make and image of the hdd, then install via PXE boot. its the best and ive used it on several dozen computers
     
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  3. johnkeates

    johnkeates MDL Novice

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    That's just image duplication. You don't even need FOG for that. Just take grml, put a nice script on it to connect to ur server and dd the image to the hdd.

    PXE installations a la WAIK / PXE linux boot server (with dhcp and tftp) is quite diffrent and way better suited for enterprise deployment :)
     
  4. patmas

    patmas MDL Novice

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    if you are willing to do it from Windows this can be done with Serva
    I cannot post the link but just put Serva on google.

    Basically, it takes the files from a Microsoft Install CD/DVD and offers them as a network install. Serva automates the procedure; the only thing you have to do is to copy the files from the install distribution and to create a network share. It also allows to install several OSs by automatically creating a install menu.

    If you already have a working DHCP in place you can set Serva DHCP as proxyDHCP and you do not have to even touch your already installed DHCP server.
    It works pretty well...