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    PXE Ghost

    Is anyone interested in a guide on how to send the ghost disk image out with PXE without installing RIS and only needing two files on your dhcp server?

    I've worked out how to do this with minimal effort, there are two drawbacks: You need to install RIS somewhere to make your ghost boot disk (I guess you could make an image of a floppy with PXE driver on though) - I would do this in a temp VM. You also can't use RIS/WDS (I did it on a 2003 SP2 server, no need for legacy mode rubbish).

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    I would as I've recently bought some toshiba A120 Pros and when I try and connect it just tries to get a DHCP address fails and boots from the HDD any ideas?


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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Do other machines work ok?

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    DMcCoy: Absolutely.

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Yeah they seem to?


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    Re: PXE Ghost

    I would as although at the moment we use Ghost 7.5 in conjunction with RIS, we need a newer version and the Ghost Solultion Suite 2.0 I bought has an error in it that I'm in the process of sorting when I get a support contract through but finance won't order anything yet, haven't for a about a term, ridiculous!

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    I'll see if I can build a PXE disk without using the ris option and then pull all the details together.

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Have a look at this.

    May be some use.

    http://www.lhsc.vic.edu.au/Downloads...t/PXEGhost.zip

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    DMcCoy: Definitely interested.

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Sorry for the *huge* delay. I got distracted by trying to create the RIS boot disk without installing RIS. I might have found a way, I can make it appear in the boot wizard but can't test as solution suite 2.0 has a broken RIS option. More info soon!

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    You can fix the broken RIS optio nby running LiveUpdate and....updating. They fixed it in that version, even though the problem was never really acknowleged

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Symantec are just sending me the link, no liveupdate without console installed :P

    I should be able to complete the guide now. You won't need to install RIS, or the ghost console if you don't want it. I have the temporary reg keys and file names needed for the boot wizard to think you have RIS installed, works on XP so you can make the image on a seperate box if you want.

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    I dont' have the console installed but used the LiveUpdate to do it. Just run LUALL.EXE from C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Just FYI, 2.0.1 release notes contain

    2. Defect fixes and enhancements
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    The following defect fixes and enhancements have been made:

    - Fixed support for RIS in Ghost Boot Wizard


    Edit: Yes, I found that liveupdate thing too

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    Re: PXE Ghost

    Thing that annoyed me most about the problem was that it wasn't mentioned at all on the website under common problems, faqs or anything. Even though they knew it was a problem, and quitre a major one at that.

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