first of all, i don't have 20 posts, which means i can't post url and/or image. so i'm sorry for doing this. i just don't think i can't state my problem clearly without these links and images. so hi. noob here trying to install OS via network. got curious after reading these tutorials : Code: overclock.net/t/345500/how-to-install-windows-over-network fooninja.net/2010/10/07/linuxbsd-network-install-using-pxe-and-windows/ and let's call these tutorial A and B. since i only have one computer, i use vmware to achieve this goal. after vmware installed, it automatically installs 3 different networks as shown in this image: Code: i.imgur.com/wFFts.png so based on those two tutorials and virtual network that vmware had created, i configure tftpd32 into something like this: Code: i.imgur.com/zXir2.png is my virtual drive on XP. it emulates iso of linux mint it's selected because it matches dhcp from virtual network that my vm is currently using same as 1 i don't know what i'm doing with this. i'm just guessing. by default it's not checked. is based on virtual network editor from image 1 [end address]-[start address] from image 1 modified from tutorial because i'm using iso image and different from those two tutorials. i have no idea whether i filled this correctly or not this i guessed too just like the one on tutorial same as 4 it managed to boot and it's been given IP by dhcp server (as i understand based on this picture) but it stopped at this point. Code: i.imgur.com/FkBeT.png so please help. thank you very much and excuse my confusing english.