pxe LiveCD setup

Carl Chave carl at chave.us
Sat Jul 3 21:03:27 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> Is there a quick way to set up a PXE boot menu for booting into a number of
> ISO images?  There's net/pxe, but it looks like only part of the solution.
> Ideally, there'd just be a minimal setup with a directory of ISO files and a
> built-in loader that lets the user choose which ISO to boot.
> _______________________________________________

I've had a lot of luck with grub4dos.  At work I use it to present a
menu to the PXE client.  I've had most success booting .iso files by
having grub4dos memory map them, so having a fair amount of ram is
helpful.  I've used it to boot damn small linux, puppy linux, Dell
diagnostic cd .iso, dban iso, spinrite .iso etc.

See the grub4dos section of this forum for good info:


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list