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Discussion in 'Networking' started by wirebox, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. wirebox

    wirebox Thread Starter

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    Hi
    Little help needed.
    Ill get to point:
    I have 2 pc's. But one pc is without harddisk.
    Is this possbile to boot pc without HDD from second pc( with HDD )
    Pc is running at Windows XP
    I have heard something about "booting over LAN". But i dunno exacly what to do.
    Please help me.
    Thank You
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Your BIOS has to support booting from the LAN, that's the first thing you have to check. Then, I believe you'll have to be running one of the server versions of Windows, though I'm not absolutely sure. In any case, if you don't have a boot from LAN option in your BIOS configuration for bootable devices, you're stuck.

    Why are you trying to do this anyway? I'd put a hard disk in the machine, doing everything over the LAN isn't going to break any speed records!
     
  3. wirebox

    wirebox Thread Starter

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    Yes i know that its easyer to use HDD but i havent find it yet.
    But i need to get pc workin'.
    Now, if in BIOS there isn't 'Boot from LAN' option. Is this possible to use somekind of floppy boot disks?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I suppose anything's possible, but I'm still confused as to what you're trying to accomplish. You're trying to "get pc workin'", but you're not willing to do the obvious and just put a hard disk into it? I see 2.5gig hard disks on Pricewatch for $22 shipped, so I'm having difficulty with screwing around trying to boot the system over the LAN, unless there's a damned good reason to do so.
     
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