Boot to a Share Folder

By ScRibE
Feb 21, 2008
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  1. Hello all,
    I need to find a method that will allow me to boot a server to a share folder on the network? Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,028   +221

    need much more detail on what/why normal systems are not sufficient for your needs.
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Do you have limits? Can you use Server 2008 type software, Windows VISTA, Windows XP, Linux... in otherwords, what are your parameters.
  4. ScRibE

    ScRibE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    This is a test project I've been assigned to. So, I have a windows xp machine with a share folder called 'x' . I would like to obtain/create a network boot disc that allow the other machines to boot and/or access that share folder on the network
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,028   +221

    so there's some reason NOT to just map the drive that pre-exists on the LAN?

    sounds like make-work to me keeping your bootCD updated.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,028   +221

  7. ScRibE

    ScRibE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    What do you mean by this? I am open to any suggestions as this is my first attempt in doing anything of this nature
  8. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    What are you trying to do?
  9. ScRibE

    ScRibE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    can someone please help me on this issue or at least point me in the right direction. Thank yo so much
  10. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    It would be very helpful for you to post a long-enough message to fully describe what you intend to do... as i don't think many on this forum understand what you are getting at.
  11. ScRibE

    ScRibE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Sorry,
    I want to be able to have some sort of network boot disk that access GHOST image of a operating system on a server. I believe I have to use share the folder containing all the images on the network first. How/where can I create a disk that will boot to that folder?

    Sorry for the misunderstanding and thanks in advance.
  12. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    And you do understand that a Ghost image of an operating system on a server will not be workable... usable?
  13. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Uhm.. You are speaking of Ghost images. If you bothered to take a closer look, then you'd find that Ghost has this very feature builtin. You can boot a computer using a special floppy or CD (created with Ghost) that loads and deploys an image stored on a network share.
     
  14. ScRibE

    ScRibE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Are you referring to ghost boot disk with drive mapping? I've been trying to get that to work properly. I'm confident I have the correct DOS driver but when loading, it gives me an error 'the REQUESTER service is not started'. After selected YES to start the service, the next error is 'system error sys006, can not load \net\net.exe'.
  15. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Usually it cannot load because it would be a violation of the Microsoft piracy and copying rules... as I understand it.
  16. ScRibE

    ScRibE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    New problem

    I've got the 'ghost mapped drive network boot' pass beyond the 'system error sys006' . Everything is fine up until it starts asking for credentials First for a name, so I type administrator. Then it asks for password, then I type in the domain password.

    This is where the problem occurs. The error is: "You were logged on, but you have not been validated by a server. Therefore, you may not have permissions to some network resources."

    Any suggestions?
  17. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,028   +221

    If you boot into an environment where the domain controller is not available
    (eg: booting a cd), then you need to reconfigure the TCP to ignore the D.C.
    Remove the WINS entry and the domain-name entries.
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