Diskless Clients and Samba

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Wed Jan 24 13:38:31 GMT 2001

David Irvine wrote:
> Greetings,
> I aim to produce a network running win98 as the
> clients, what i wish to do, is map c: to a share on
> the samba server and then boot windows from that
> share.  At first i just want to use a boot floppy,
> then i will use netboot to retrieve command.com etc.
> The problem that I have is that before i can boot
> windows, i need to net use \\server\share then run
> win.com. I had first intended creating a boot disk for
> dos, and then using autoexec.bat and config.sys to
> load the network drivers and map the share, set the
> path and call win, however when i do this windows does
> not load because its running dos.

Are you using a boot disk created by Windows 98?  

Cheers, jerry
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