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EZboot is very power full though can someone tell me if i can use it through pxe , i have a machine running tftp32 and all settings are very fine and i am able to load grldr in guest machine (disk less) through grub i have tested several floppy images and other utilities to work on guest machine since grub is less colour full i m thinking of using Ezboot instead grub or right after the grub loads it transfer the control to Ezboot (which can be set through timeout command in grub) so user dont actualy see the grub menu but Ezboot colour full menu on client machine ----- Any idea for deploying Ezboot on pxe ...

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@Leodemon

As a new member I say welcome @Leodemon :)

Quote: "EZboot is very power full though can someone tell me if i can use it through pxe"

Interesting request ???
hmmm... Generally I cannot see any problem.

But as I'm not 100% acquainted with pxe (I haven't such equipments to test it fully out) I can of course not to 100% guarantee it works.

Some notes:
I'm pretty sure you can create a grub-floppy-image to launch different easyboot.iso-files wherever you have put these easyboot-iso-file(s).
Please Take a look on my script "easyboot-usb.script" that launch easyboot-iso-file from USB using grub menu.

You can simply put some easyboot-iso-file in some "network-computer" and let EasyBoot menu launch a grub-floppy-image that launch this easyboot-iso-file in that "network-computer".
You can of course as usual use submenu(s) in Easyboot etcetera :;):

To sum it up, you can from EasyBoot meny launch grub-floppy-image and hereby launch another different EasyBoot-iso-file with a different EasyBoot menu AND jump back using grub-floppy-image (launch "original" EasayBoot-iso-file) or jump to another different EasyBoot-iso-file some where and launch a third different EasyBoot menu (easyboot-iso-file).

And here comes another "cool" thing with EasyBoot; you can actually jump from grub menu back to EasyBoot menu :p
How to jump back to EasyBoot menu from grub menu read post nr; 16 HERE

Frankly, I cannot see any limits here :laugh:  

You have download of my scripts below, in every post I write in this forum

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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 28 2011,06:21 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

@Leodemon

As a new member I say welcome @Leodemon :) <Thanks Balder >

Quote: "EZboot is very power full though can someone tell me if i can use it through pxe"

Interesting request ??? <<yaa pxe booting is one of my fav>>
hmmm... Generally I cannot see any problem.

But as I'm not 100% acquainted with pxe (I haven't such equipments to test it fully out) I can of course not to 100% guarantee it works.

Some notes:
I'm pretty sure you can create a grub-floppy-image to launch different easyboot.iso-files wherever you have put these easyboot-iso-file(s).
Please Take a look on my script "easyboot-usb.script" that launch easyboot-iso-file from USB using grub menu.

You can simply put some easyboot-iso-file in some "network-computer" and let EasyBoot menu launch a grub-floppy-image that launch this easyboot-iso-file in that "network-computer".
You can of course as usual use submenu(s) in Easyboot etcetera :;):

To sum it up, you can from EasyBoot meny launch grub-floppy-image and hereby launch another different EasyBoot-iso-file with a different EasyBoot menu AND jump back using grub-floppy-image (launch "original" EasayBoot-iso-file) or jump to another different EasyBoot-iso-file some where and launch a third different EasyBoot menu (easyboot-iso-file).

And here comes another "cool" thing with EasyBoot; you can actually jump from grub menu back to EasyBoot menu :p
How to jump back to EasyBoot menu from grub menu read post nr; 16 HERE

Frankly, I cannot see any limits here :laugh:  

You have download of my scripts below, in every post I write in this forum

balder

hmmm i have take note of ur suggestion and i m defenately gona give a try to it but there are few things if you have used tftp32 there we have to mention the boot file which pxe has to seed to the client pc there we mention grldr and unfortunately grub do not support large iso to be loaded remotely from (pd) unless we map it in memory through some ramdisk suppose firadisk i have tested the whole hiren 11 cd including hirens mini xp and mini linux using firadisk with success but my actual question is that is there any grldr type file in ezboot which we provide in tftp32 so ezboot can take control without grub and do rest of the job


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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 28 2011,11:31 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

@Leodemon

Quote: "grub do not support large iso to be loaded remotely "

Can you not work around this problem by simply create a "grub-kicker-image" (floppy image with grldr) that launch your ISO or whatever on that specific "network-computer" ???

You simply launch a "grub-kicker-image" from Easyboot menu that "search" and finds "grub-kicker-image" on that specific "network-computer" that launch your ISO-file.
Or launch a "new" EasyBoot (EasyBoot-ISO-file) on that specific "network-computer" and from here (from the "new" EasyBoot menu) you easily can launch any ISO-file etcetera.

I know it's not any "nice" workaround but could be one solution to use :cool:

Quote: "is there any grldr type file in ezboot which we provide in tftp32 so ezboot can take control without grub and do rest of the job"

I guess I have to disappoint you here :O  - grub is not used in this way in EasyBoot.

To clear things out:
My script "easyboot-kicker-image.script" create "kicker-images".
This floppy images has grub-mbr in boot-record and use grldr and menu.lst to "make things happen".

Same floppy is created by "easyboot-iso.script" that launch ISO-files.
Note: when checking "Run ISO from RAM" firadisk is used to run WinPE created from NT5-source (NT5=WinXP or similar)!


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Edited by balder on Aug. 28 2011,15:07

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If any user experience problems using memdisk as EasyBoot menu command  - typically: memdisk ***.img instead of: run ***.img then follow guide below...

Open 'EasyBoot\resource' and copy 'memdisk' to folder 'ezboot' overwriting existing 'memdisk'
And while we are in the 'mood' - copy also 'syslinux' and 'isolinux' to folder 'ezboot' overwriting existing files.

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Edited by balder on Dec. 09 2011,12:45

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