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    DBAN using WDS - Help!

    Hi Guys

    I have been trying to get WDS/PXE to use the DBAN utility. I want to be able to boot up into syslinux and boot non Wim images such as Dell utilities and DBAN as an option before selecting to WDS/MDT. Another Edugeeker was helping me as he has it working but i am stuck and need some advice from anyone who has done this before.

    I have followed this guide: http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.p...earch/WDSLINUX (site seems to be down at the moment)

    I have got the WDSlinux bit working and have a menu appear but do not know where to put the iso files for utilities such as DBAN. I was told just to stick the ISO in the \remoteinstall\boot\x86 folder with all of the pxeboot files and stuff but when i do this, the DBAN iso does not do anything when selected from the menu.

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    My menu is below:

    Code:
    DEFAULT      vesamenu.c32
    PROMPT       0
    NOESCAPE     0
    ALLOWOPTIONS 0
    # Timeout in units of 1/10 s
    TIMEOUT 300
    MENU MARGIN 10
    MENU ROWS 16
    MENU TABMSGROW 21
    MENU TIMEOUTROW 26
    MENU COLOR BORDER 30;44		#20ffffff #00000000 none
    MENU COLOR SCROLLBAR 30;44		#20ffffff #00000000 none
    MENU COLOR TITLE 0 		#ffffffff #00000000 none
    MENU COLOR SEL   30;47		#40000000 #20ffffff
    MENU BACKGROUND logo.png
    MENU TITLE PXE Boot Menu
    #---
    LABEL wds
    MENU LABEL WDS / MDT
    KERNEL pxeboot.0
    #---
    LABEL Abort
    MENU LABEL Abort Boot Loader
    Kernel	abortpxe.0
    #---
    LABEL DBAN
     MENU LABEL DBAN
     kernel memdisk
     APPEND iso initrd=/dban.iso
    #---
    LABEL local 
    MENU DEFAULT
    MENU LABEL Boot from Harddisk
    LOCALBOOT 0
    Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated as i have no idea where the actual ISO files are supposed to go other than being told in with the pxeboot files as shown in the picture above. I also have not extracted anything out of the ISO. I have tried hundreds of little changes based on syslinux commands and stuff but none of it works as its not relevant to a WDS server.

    Thanks!

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    Bump!

    Nobody using WDS with syslinux to boot Dell disgnostic or DBAN etc?

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    Have you tried putting dban.iso outside of the x86 subfolder or rather putting x86 as part of the path, e.g. APPEND iso initrd=/x86/dban.iso. I have a feeling that the x86 subfolder is not the tftp root folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsoth View Post
    Bump!

    Nobody using WDS with syslinux to boot Dell disgnostic or DBAN etc?
    Hey, sorry I didn't see this sooner. I haven't been stopping by this forum as mush as I used to. I've got this working and booting BartPE ISO files, DBAN, MemTest, and a few other utilities. The ISO and IMG files are located in "\WDSRemote\Boot\img" and here is a snippet from my PXE Linux menu config file.

    default vesamenu.c32
    prompt 0

    menu title Tech PXE Boot Menu
    menu background splash.png

    menu color screen 0;37;40 #80ffffff #00000000
    menu color border 0;30;44 #F8F8F8 #00000000
    menu color title 1;36;44 #c00090f0 #00000000
    menu color unsel 0;37;44 #90ffffff #00000000
    menu color hotkey 1;37;44 #ffffffff #00000000
    menu color sel 0;7;37;40 #cf101010 #20ff8000
    menu color hotsel 1;7;37;40 #ff353535 #20ff8000
    menu color scrollbar 0;30;44 #40000000 #00000000
    menu color tabmsg 0;31;40 #90ffff00 #00000000
    menu color cmdmark 1;36;40 #c000ffff #00000000
    menu color cmdline 0;37;40 #c0ffffff #00000000
    menu color pwdborder 0;30;47 #80ffffff #20ffffff
    menu color pwdheader 0;31;47 #80ff8080 #20ffffff
    menu color pwdentry 0;30;47 #80ffffff #20ffffff
    menu color timeout_mesg 0;37;40 #80ffffff #00000000
    menu color timeout 1;37;40 #c0ffffff #00000000


    noescape 1
    allowoptions 0


    timeout 50

    label bootlocal
    menu label Boot from Hard Disk
    localboot 0x80
    append -
    menu default

    label wds
    menu label Windows Deployment Services
    kernel /x86/wdsnbp.0 keeppxe

    label memtest
    menu label Memtest+ 2.11
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=/img/memtest.img

    label offline
    menu label Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
    kernel offline/vmlinuz
    append initrd=offline/initrd.cgz,offline/scsi.cgz

    label bnbd
    menu label Bart's Network Bootdisk
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=/img/msnet.img c=2 h=4 s=36 floppy

    label bnbd2
    menu label Bart's Network Bootdisk Clone
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=/img/fdmsrrc.img

    label delldiag
    menu label Dell Diagnostics V1374A0 (Use 2100/E5400/780)
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=/img/delldiag2.img


    label delldiagold
    menu label Dell Diagnostics V1374.2 (Old Dell Systems)
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=/img/delldiag.img

    label dban
    menu label DBAN
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=/img/dban.img

    label BartPE
    menu label BartPE ISO Boot
    kernel startrom.0
    The winnt.sif file specifies the location of the BartPE ISO and is located in the root of the boot directory.

    [SetupData]

    BootDevice = "ramdisk(0)"

    BootPath = "\i386\System32\"

    OsLoadOptions = "/noguiboot /fastdetect /minint /rdexportascd /rdpath=\boot\img\pebuilder.iso"
    Let me know if you need anything else. I'll be subscribed to the thread so I'll get email notification of replies.

    Good luck!

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    This post is also handy for configuring ISO booting through PXE Linux.

    http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=4669

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