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  1. You just wrote: Now you tell me: It doesn't matter if booting BartPE makes sense or not. Problem is always the same: On a NAS, holding several Isos (e.g. WinXP, BartPE, PartedMagic, Ubuntu, Win7, Antivir-disk and whatever-else) none of them can be booted from a miniOS since they're all not be able to continue running from RAMDisk or holding the network-connection the miniOS created. As soon as a new OS-environment is loaded, all pre-configurations are forgotten. Exception is firadisk, though it's only for ramdisks. The "good practice" you describe is very slow and not usefull for DVD-Isos. Only new computers have 4GB RAM or more. Loading/transferring-time was unbearable with pre-loading such an iso.
  2. How would you force such a background-OS not getting aborted as soon as some other environment gets chain-loaded? Let's say you boot-linux and call BartsPE, using grub. I suggest bartspe would just hard-reset linux as soon as it's graphical interfaces pops up. However you need to keep the network-connection in background, when bartspe-iso is streamed from a NAS.
  3. No thank you. Seems what I was looking for doesn't exist. Seems I'm the only one missing a client-only based solution. Hoped for a discussion with other interested people. well, I can...because with wifi-hdds they are served "magically" through a network. It just seems there's just no (TSR-) loader being able installing from them. It's not your fault jaclaz. It just didn't get developed up to now. I of course also can't expect tools like grub4d0s or firadisk. Nevertheless they do exist, hence my question.
  4. Using winner means creating a custom winner-disk. No no no, I'm too lazy for this. Correct me if I'm wrong but usually you can't, since many setups won't find the virtual-CD-source, especially when it's a network-share. Even when downloading an image to local disk before setup - let's say of linux - it should loose the grub-mount-point as soon as the kernel is loaded. Stick as an alternative is a possible way of course. Just wanted to know if there was a network-way, usable as easy as plugging a stick.
  5. Ping looks interesting. Did I get it right that someone just needs to share an iso on network and ping finds it? Website doesn't provide too much informations. How is installation done? Does Ping copy the whole file first? I think what I was actually looking for was some tool like firadisk but for network-connections. Makes no sense to me buying a Wifi-HDD to boot up another computer in addition. Why the Wifi-HDD then? Hard disk storage can be provided by some server as well.
  6. mmm...sounds not too bad actually. Ever tried it on an old machine? Best performance-test you can get. Edit: I don't like comodo-stuff as well. I somehow remember trouble when trying to uninstall it.
  7. Comodoa also has a chrome-based browser just called dragon. Both are for secure surfing. Downside: nobody knows what features are actually integrated by comodo. Hands off stuff like this! I doubt it's faster anyway.
  8. SORRY, didn't see your answer up to now! It's not true what you say! I tried your attempt. I modified my ims.inf exactly as described by you without success. Doing the same within the iso was not possible for me. You didn't tell me how to recompress ims.in_ with 7zip. I'm sure XP don't accept .7z-files - so some other option must be chosen. With just moving back the modified file into the archive, 7zip complained something alike "operation not possible".
  9. What? I don't get anything. I'm talking about NAS: Network attached storage. I believe PXE-boot is technically interesting. However, when it's neccesary setting up another computer, working as server, the whole concept of NAS is lost. It's not a replacement for inserting a CD then.
  10. More preferable was something like this: grub4dos-cd -> som mini-linux -> usual access to router-shares -> booting iso (residing on router) with grub4dos and firadisk -> installing windows. I know it's possible just using grub to boot something else direktly out of a running linux. Problem is: connection might get lost doing so. RAMDisk might be the only option (if possible). However, large ISOs (DVDs) would take a lot of time until transmitted and loaded.
  11. Just found a few infos about PXE. It looks rather complicate. As far as I understood, someone needs to setup a Smb-Server, a special tftp-server, a special dhcp-server and provide a special folder-structure on smb-share with special file-modifications of setup-files. All this just to make possible a network-boot-disk might find the setup-files. ...doesn't sound straight-forward actually... It's easier just inserting a CD than booting-up another PC in network providing all neccesary servers.
  12. It's just an idea....wouldn't it be nice if such an iso-mount was combined with netboot? Just typed in "netboot" in forum-search, resulting: Szenario could be: XP-ISO residing on a stick, plugged in a router of a home-network. Every computer in the house had access to the stick and could get a fresh (unttended) setup, streamed over internal network. Never done netboot before. Not sure how realistic this is.
  13. I can recommend chrome as browser. On an old Pentium-3 With 800Mhz and 700MB memory, it really showed performance-differences: Even old opera (version 7) was slower than newest chrome! I used some portable-version to make sure it won't put weight on the system. I think it was called chromium.

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