Boot PC from another PC on the Network

  Discombobulation 12:14 11 Oct 07
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Is it possible to boot your own PC from another PC on the same network...

I have no HDD in PC1 and I want to boot from a spare HDD in PC2

Can anyone help please?

  DieSse 12:27 11 Oct 07

There is normally no way to tell a standard PC that it's boot media is somewhere on a network. Normal BIOSs don't have that facility.

  DieSse 12:38 11 Oct 07

The complicated way to actually setup a diskless workstation, and get an OS image from it.

The longer answer is that any system must have an OS inside it - it can't all reside somewhere else on the lan - so you need to create this special model of the OS and set it up as described in the link.

It's simpler to get a hard drive!

  DieSse 12:39 11 Oct 07

click here

the link - sorry forgot to insert it.

  Strawballs 12:51 11 Oct 07

If you have a spare drive in PC2 why can't you put it in PC1 and reload OS?

  Discombobulation 08:43 13 Oct 07

Thanks for your replies and that link. I knew in the back of my mind someone would have made it possible :)

Greatly appreciated

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