How to install Windows XP via PXE simply and without RIS

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Simon3264, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Simon3264

    Simon3264 MDL Novice

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    #1 Simon3264, Feb 20, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  2. EvylRat

    EvylRat MDL Novice

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    After a day on this...
    Parted Magic - cannot get it to boot via PXE, stops at Kernel Thread. I am trying to use it as part of my existing PXE menu. Also tried Parted Magic 5.10, 6.0 and latest 2012-03-14. USB works though.
    CloneZilla - no matter how many times I tried, will not backup / restore the NFTS disk / partition (I'm sure it used to work...). I was using the CloneZilla on the Parted Magic disk.
    Acronis TrueImage - in the end, i used this (with an old Maxtor drive plugged in to get the free version from Seagate to work).
    NOTE Clonezilla will not clone large drive to smaller, Acronis seems to allow this, and it'll resize partitions to fill the drive.
    So the CLONE part worked... until the install started... i386 folder not found (on cloned or original).
    DEVICEROOT\DEVICE\HARDDRIVE0\PARTITION0\I386
    not found
    tried different partition numbers, did't work.

    Anyone had this working?
     
  3. EvylRat

    EvylRat MDL Novice

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    I currently use USB Multiboot 10 for installs, may try the WinPE method above.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I am sure USB works fine, I just never have one handy (as opposed to the network, which is always there)

    sebus
     
  5. patmas

    patmas MDL Novice

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    I think Serva surelly fits your needs.

    See Google; I cannot post links :-(