Windows 98 can be booted diskless. For a current (commercial) shipping solution, see http://www.qualystem.com/LiteNETus.html. Separately. Lanworks has successfully completed a beta of what we know to be a very robust solution to diskless WIN98 and Millennium boot. It is in current daily use in some computer labs. We are aiming for a release by fall / winter. As I do not want to go too "commercial" on a Linux-oriented list, I will individually address queries into this product off-line. =========================== Steve Marfisi Manager, Technical Services Lanworks Technologies Co. 3Com Business Connectivity Group Phone: 905 602-3232 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org =========================== "Robb Main [Genedyne]" <email@example.com> on 06/20/2000 09:24:42 AM Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org Sent by: "Robb Main [Genedyne]" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: (Steve Marfisi/US/3Com) Subject: Re: Who can give instructions on how to boot Win98 diskless?? I gleaned there was reference to the "RBoot" solution in an earlier thread (http://harlie.han.de/~gero/netboot/archive/msg02677.html) on the netboot list. See: http://www.bs.ni.schule.de/support/rboot/RELNOTES.html for sketchy info. This page mentions only Win3.1, and WinNT, but elsewhere on their site they do indicate RBoot works with Win98. Apparently you will have to download (just shy of 1MB) to do a walk-thru for full understanding. If anyone does, please post a description. As for the "PKWong" solution, the author is "Koon Wong", and he is <apparently> still active in the Linux Router Project (maintains an archive site, see: http://wpkgate.kc.com.my.cpwright.com/lrp/). You may have to hit "Refresh" a couple of times for this site to come up (some kind of a problem with timeouts???). I tried to back-track from here to his homepage, but got consistant timeouts then. If you want to try to contact Koon Wong directly, see the message at: http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/303/2000/3/0/3476530/. I have posted a request for the "Win98.txt" remote boot info to the LRP chat, and will post it to the netboot list if I get a response. R. Main PS - MS claims Win98 "does not support booting diskless" (of course). ----- Original Message ----- From: Jack Liver To: email@example.com Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 5:15 PM Subject: Who can give instructions on how to boot Win98 diskless?? I found this message, but the site "http://wpkgate.kc.com.my/remoteboot" is down since many days. Who can tell where to retrieve useful information on how to boot win98 diskless. I wanted to use a Linux server running BOOTPD/TFTPD, and the ETHERBOOT package to make bootrom code. I also started successfully making netboot MKNBI_DOS and _LINUX images. Now, when it comes to the WIN98 image... Any help and suggestions will be appreciated Remote boot Windows 98 To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Remote boot Windows 98 From: "p.k.wong" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 20:41:09 +0500 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain;charset="iso-8859-5" Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi, For those who are interested in remote boot MS Windows, this may not be a bad news for the weekend :). I have just succeeded in remote booting Windows 98, including IE 4.01, completely diskless! (well, I meant it). I have also documented the steps for which I have taken. This is the final version (so far), after several tries. Please take a look at http://wpkgate.kc.com.my/remoteboot/win98.txt. Yet there are some issues to be resolved, such as long file number support, MSClient support, please share any comment and advice, so that I can add them to this document. p.k.wong =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: "Robb Main [Genedyne]" <email@example.com> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Steve_Marfisi@3com.com To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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