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pxelinux + winpe 2.0 = fail


uberprinnyakatux
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I am trying to get winpe v 2.0 to boot but having problems. My main reason is to get windows vista or 7 onto pc's that dont have a working cd/dvd drives like my m200 which cant boot from 99% of the dvd drives on the market.

Server:

Win xp sp3 ( i want to get it working before messing with a linux install)

tftpd32

pxelinux

Right now I know the TFTP server works correctly since I can use it to install different linux distro's just fine.

The default code to boot this part

Label winpe2
MENU DEFAULT
kernel tftpboot\boot\pxeboot.n12

The tutorial I had used.

http://flimflan.com/blog/DeployAWinPE20Ima...AndTheWAIK.aspx

The error on the client box is

Invalid or Corrupt kernel image.
boot:

Here is part of the log file that pretains to my problem

Connection received from 192.168.1.119 on port 57113 [16/10 00:07:32.750]
Read request for file <tftpboot\boot\pxeboot.n12>. Mode octet [16/10 00:07:32.765]
OACK: <tsize=25772,> [16/10 00:07:32.765]
Using local port 2495 [16/10 00:07:32.765]
<tftpboot\boot\pxeboot.n12>: sent 51 blks, 25772 bytes in 0 s. 0 blk resent [16/10 00:07:32.859]
Connection received from 192.168.1.119 on port 57114 [16/10 00:07:38.812]
Read request for file <menu>. Mode octet [16/10 00:07:38.812]
File <menu> : error 2 in system call CreateFile The system cannot find the file specified. [16/10 00:07:38.812]

The thing is I do not see a menu file anywhere, and the tutorial did not mention anything about a menu file.

If you need more info just let me know. I have tried this different ways and searched google but not too sure how to tackle this one.

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Well... Hate to say it but since you can boot a linux over pxe, maybe the file just is corrupt? I would definitely check for issues others have had with this.

Wait.. seems others have had this issue *with winpe*...

Try hitting f12 to get to the winpe boot menu as soon as it starts booting and see where that gets you *per thread, may or may not work*

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