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Old Feb 17, 2004, 10:43 AM
chimpuk chimpuk is offline
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Default Could i boot up windows from a network drive?

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Im looking into making a network really really cheaply, and one option I thought of was getting a PC to boot off floppy and then somehow connect to a network drive and boot windows off its own partition on this possible? So essentially i would not need a hard disk in a client machine

i looked at a network boot disk site that was given in another post somehwre but it doesnt really emphasise what you could DO with a network boot disk
Old Feb 17, 2004, 11:58 AM
cloudx cloudx is offline
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I dont believe you can boot windows without a hard drive from the network. You can boot dos applications such as citrix which then could load windows applications via a network boot, but you need a NIC that is bootable and that is expensive.
Old Feb 17, 2004, 05:45 PM
zachariah zachariah is offline
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A network boot disk just boots into dos and loads your network card drivers so you can access network resources. I don't think it is possible to load Windows from one of these drives, as these drives aren't set up until DOS is loaded

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