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How can I make network installation (for install Windows XP) from Linux (RHEL 5 Server)?

  • There is an option in Linux server to install client machine with Linux by network installation.
  • As same as Windows server have option to install client machine with Windows operating system.

Now I want to know steps for

Linux server (RHEL5) to install client machine with Windows operating system (Windows XP)

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Just to be clear about this; you want Windows XP machines to boot Windows XP through a network from a Linux machine? without Windows boot files on the Linux machine? – pavium Jan 26 '10 at 11:54
Why is this Community Wiki? Did the OP reach the edit limit? – Wesley May 18 '10 at 5:50
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Not sure what you really need. But for me it sounds like you want to setup a PXE boot which will serve a installable image of windows XP to bare metal machines in your network. If this is the case just setup PXE boot on your RHEL machine. And create images of windows to served from the boot menu you can use Clonezilla see for details.

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@wu, i want that same thing, I don't know name PXE boot. So can't ask my doubt clearly, Thanks. – Kumar Jan 27 '10 at 11:35

Linux boot sector information and Windows boot information are quite different so it is quite difficult to configure both from same installation server especially from Linux server, but there is a scenario when use solutions like Acronis PXE server, that will install an image of existing system on the rest of the systems, in your case I think this option is workable.

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