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    vmware server pxe boot

    Has anyone found another way than spending the huge sum of $9 dollars on this: emBoot - Network Boot for Virtual Machines (VM)

    To be able to pxe boot a vmware image.

    Thinking it would be good as a base install image for wds and an easy way to keep a copy of the original image if I need too.

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    There is floating around somewhere on the internet a floppy disk image for this. I think I've got a copy somewhere...I know you can do it because I've imaged a VMWare VM using pxe boot from the WDS server before (back when it was RIS though).

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    I lie....it would appear that the .vfd file I have is for MS Virtual PC I think...but you /can/ mount a floppy drive or make a floppy image to boot if you've got a PXE boot disk already...maybe that would work?
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    Well I've just got this working anyway you can pxe boot a virtual machine as it's starting up by simply hitting escape and choosing network boot from the boot menu.

    I just did this and it downloaded my pxe delivered ghost disk.

    The reason it didn't work yesterday when I tried was because I hadn't changed the nic to be bridged.

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