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Posted 26 January 2010 - 13:52

I would have to run through the tut myself to see know -- but looks like you got what you need done done.. And learned quite a bit in the process to boot! Which is always a plus.. Now you know and have a method of booting pxe on your network.. there are lots and lots of things you can do with that!! Its a nice tool to have in your tool belt.

You might want to still look into UDA if you want a slick way to install multiple OSes -- pick from a menu, etc.


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 17:07

HI! thanks for all this info and the files, But i get stuck at A: in dos, what file should i run? i dont see the bios file
thanks!!

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 18:21

HI! thanks for all this info and the files, But i get stuck at A: in dos, what file should i run? i dont see the bios file
thanks!!

Sorry i couldn't edit post.
I runs the name of the dell bios file and it updated the bios , TY very much for this image!.
all i need to see if i can boot fom usb now.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 18:24

You can Convert a floppy image or download a cd based bootdisk, inject your bios update then do it from cd.. Less hassle

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 19:25

Sorry for posting again, after flashing bios to A9, it doesn't boot from usb (so sad) so i was wondering, how hard would it be to install XP from PXE? hope someone helps.
I was reading a tutorial, but for some reason, i cant seem to find Bart Network Boot Disk. i finde the files, but they are incomplete.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:05

This whole thread is about doing install from PXE!!

And bios image was run from booting PXE ;)

Who every mentioned Barts network boot?? Grab the UDA I mentioned

http://www.ultimatedeployment.org/

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:26

This whole thread is about doing install from PXE!!

And bios image was run from booting PXE ;)

Who every mentioned Barts network boot?? Grab the UDA I mentioned

http://www.ultimatedeployment.org/

yes budman i grabbed today the files you posted and then i flashed the bios by using PXE. Now i want to install xp trough PXE and was following a tutorial and the only file i can't get is the Barts network boot.
I'll download the file you mentioned (ultimate deployment) and try using that . I'm not that amateur, but i have never used that tool. i'll google some tutorials, hoping it let me install XP to the l400

BTW i read about a guy that installed xp on another laptop, and then removed the intel ide drivers (safe mode )and put the HDD again in the l400 and booted fine.
I did that but i got a cannot read disk error.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:54

you guys seem very knowledgeable hope someone helps me.

I already installed lubuntu on the laptop. but the thing is that i got this laptop for my 9 yr daughter, and i don't think i can teach her to use lubuntu.
I was thinking of installing Windows ME on anotehr laptop and just move the drive.
All this trouble is because i want to teach her to transfer music to her mp3 and to use encarta (her mom doesn't have internet) and for this i need Windows.

I was following this guide but some of the files i cant get them pxelinux.0 memdisk menu.c32 bartdisk.IMA
I can follow instructions very well, and i feel confident that i i had teh files i can install xp to the laptop.
I'll apreciate it if someone has this files or point me to a valid link.
Thansk for your help!!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 14:20

What tutorial are you following?

edit:
Here is another easy way to install xp via pxe
http://www.windowsdr...com/winner.html

Edited by BudMan, 20 December 2010 - 14:25.


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 17:05

What tutorial are you following?

edit:
Here is another easy way to install xp via pxe
http://www.windowsdr...com/winner.html

TY BUDMAN, i'll try that tutorial and post my results.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 17:17

still curious what tut you were looking at?? So I can see why you can not get it to work.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 18:44

IT WAS THIS ONE BUDMAN
http://www.lockstock...e-boot-windows/
i coudn't even started because, i coudn't get some of the files that the tutorial mentions
.-Bart Network Boot Disk
.-pxelinux.0
.-memdisk
.-menu.c32
.-bartdisk.IMA

BTW i tried the link you gave me, and read teh forums, and tried , but the dvd generators, hangs when updating sp2(common problem) it took almost 3 hrs , and it hanged at that point.
Form what i read there is no fix.
TBH i would like to try the way the tutorial i linked to you, but they dont have those files anymore, and the bart network boot disk, i cant make the image out of that one(confuses me)
Thanks for your time budman, you have been very helpful.

I do have a question. for you. on all the tutorials they mention to copy the i386 folder.
All my windows xp images(done by me with nlite) have SP2 slip-streamed or SP3. will that be a problem?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 18:48

shouldn't be.. the i386 folder is just update. I will take a look at that tutorial

edit: Ok I would have to read through this more to be sure.. But you need to create the bard network boot disk.. Sure looks like all the files are still available.

http://www.nu2.nu/bo...twork/makedisk/

um is not the bartdisk.ima here off that tutorial

http://www.lockstock...et/download/13/

I was able to download it off that site

Attached File  bartdisk.zip   1.02MB   243 downloads

There I zipped it up since neowin does not like the .ima as attachment

All of the files are available on page 2 of that tutorial

edit: if I get a chance I will walk through that tut and test it - but from quick look, files are available to download and would have to assume it works, seems like a lot of work to put together such a thing if it didn't ;)

Edited by BudMan, 20 December 2010 - 18:58.


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 19:26

shouldn't be.. the i386 folder is just update. I will take a look at that tutorial

edit: Ok I would have to read through this more to be sure.. But you need to create the bard network boot disk.. Sure looks like all the files are still available.

http://www.nu2.nu/bo...twork/makedisk/

um is not the bartdisk.ima here off that tutorial

http://www.lockstock...et/download/13/

I was able to download it off that site

Attached File  bartdisk.zip   1.02MB   243 downloads

There I zipped it up since neowin does not like the .ima as attachment

All of the files are available on page 2 of that tutorial

edit: if I get a chance I will walk through that tut and test it - but from quick look, files are available to download and would have to assume it works, seems like a lot of work to put together such a thing if it didn't ;)

thanks man, i appreciate your help. i have dwonloaded the files and i'll try the tutorial now that i have them complete.
the problem that i have is when they say SHARE the folder. i did a network setup wizard so i can have the share on this network option(it's grayed out)
But on the picture, it has a different share option. (i'll keep triying)
Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 19:41

shouldn't be.. the i386 folder is just update. I will take a look at that tutorial

edit: Ok I would have to read through this more to be sure.. But you need to create the bard network boot disk.. Sure looks like all the files are still available.

http://www.nu2.nu/bo...twork/makedisk/

um is not the bartdisk.ima here off that tutorial

http://www.lockstock...et/download/13/

I was able to download it off that site

Attached File  bartdisk.zip   1.02MB   243 downloads

There I zipped it up since neowin does not like the .ima as attachment

All of the files are available on page 2 of that tutorial

edit: if I get a chance I will walk through that tut and test it - but from quick look, files are available to download and would have to assume it works, seems like a lot of work to put together such a thing if it didn't ;)

i apologize to the mods fo this site, i wanted to edit, but it didn't let me.
I got the disk budman thanks. and the other 3 files i got them from another site. the ones from the tutorial when i open the links , i get a page with a lot of letters instead of the file.