[K12OSN] How to boot clients PCs.

William Fragakis william at fragakis.com
Tue Sep 8 15:57:56 UTC 2009

On some BIOSes (I remember some older Dells), you also had to enable net
boot separately in the BIOS (you had to configure the device) as well as
setting net boot as the first boot device.

Other BIOSes are cruel in giving you a net boot option even though the
motherboard you have not supporting it.


On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 12:00 -0400, k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:37:11 +0530
> From: Sudev Barar <sbarar at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] How to boot clients PCs.
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> 2009/9/7 mir ip <mip1983 at yahoo.com>:
> > I tried it by another PC client and it worked. So the thing is as
> you said
> > BIOS is not supporting LAN boot.
> >
> > So it means that the PC must boot through floppy or CD isn't it?
> Yes. Or check your lan cards - do they have boot ROM sockets? Can you
> get boot ROM for your ethernet cards?

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