MS-DOS on RIS

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DORFD1
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MS-DOS on RIS

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Is it possible to boot into dos using Remote Installation Services?
I got bartpe to work on RIS.

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Post by ppc_digger »

You could use PXELINUX (the PXE boot loader) to boot memdisk (a floppy/hard disk emulator) with a virtual MS-DOS floppy. Just get SYSLINUX (from here), extract pxelinux.0 into the TFTP server's root directory, create a pxelinux.cfg folder in it, extract memdisk inside and put a PXELINUX config file and a DOS floppy image (add it as an initrd in PXELINUX' config file). Then simply instruct your PXE client (through DHCP) to boot pxelinux.0.

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Post by DORFD1 »

ppc_digger wrote:You could use PXELINUX (the PXE boot loader) to boot memdisk (a floppy/hard disk emulator) with a virtual MS-DOS floppy. Just get SYSLINUX (from here), extract pxelinux.0 into the TFTP server's root directory, create a pxelinux.cfg folder in it, extract memdisk inside and put a PXELINUX config file and a DOS floppy image (add it as an initrd in PXELINUX' config file). Then simply instruct your PXE client (through DHCP) to boot pxelinux.0.
Will it work with Remote Installation services?

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Post by empireum »

As long as you can boot floppy images via RIS, it'll work.

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