I wonder if you are willing to do all that. Example at http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/478
I bet you won't want to implement that.
This looks like the common old CD boot issue. Try the usual such as:
1. Clean the CD lens.
2. Duplicate the XP CD and try the duplicate.
3. Try a new CD drive.
Have a Dell X1 Laptop that is in need of an OS reinstall. BIOS order was set to point to an external CD drive but boot up goes straight to the Windows desktop. The CD drive is seen when Windows is launched. I am looking for an alternate path to get a new OS on this machine.
Would like to try booting from a NIC card but can not find a complete article on how to proceed. I find that the onboard NIC boot option can be set. Have never booted to a NIC card but the BIOS has been set for this. Below is what I see when booting to an onboard NIC Card
The PXE environment states the following:
Broadcom UNDI PXE 2.1 v8.1.4
Broadcom basecode PXE 2.1 v.1.0.1
The last line shows the following:
Client MAC 00 12 3F 69 AE 3B
GUID 44454C4C 3300 105A 804C B7C04F4C3831
No Boot filename recieved
Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
I have a working vista ultimate desktop, a 5-port router and write to inquire if the onboard NIC card be used to connect to the desktop and hopefully its CD drive. Seeking guidance on how to create a bootfile and set up all of these elements so that I can get windows XP installed on this laptop. I have exhausted all of the obvious options. Looking for options with regard to the NIC card boot