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Booting windows over network?

By Boogityboo04
Feb 13, 2007
  1. I have an older computer that runs Windows ME, and it has a Quantum Fireball that is unfortunately, pretty loud. Is there anyway to have this computer mount a volume off my server and boot as a thin client or just boot off the hard disk and then shut it down and run over the network?

    It would even be nice if I could figure out how to keep the disk off when it's unused. I have it set up to shut the disk off and blank the screen after 10 minutes, but it fires up the disk every 15 minutes after that and then waits another 10 before repeating the cycle.

    Does anyone know what could be causing this tiny amount of disk activity that keeps starting the disk?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

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  3. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    I would use Gentoo, but alas, I don't use that computer, and the person who does need Windoze.
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Use Gentoo and VMware (it's free for personal use) inside that? :D
     
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    Haha, unfortunatly it's hardly up to the task of running windows at all.
     
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