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TFTP Server / PXE Boot

Install a thin client system so you can use older PC to load a small linux version downloaded from the server. Using this you can load Windows Terminal Server and give new life to your old PC.

You have to complete the following steps:

  1. TFTP Server and Image file
    Download TFTP server here Watch video instructions here

    This include the tftp server and the linux image that will be downloaded to the client PC.
    There is only one configuration file you have to open and change the IP address for your
    Terminal Server. Your client should then work with USB stick and sound

  2. NT Wrapper Lite
    Download NT Wrapper Lite here Watch the video instructions here
    This is a program you have to install so tftp server can run as a windows service, so it starts automatically every time you start the server.
    To set this up you have to write one line in msdos and it should work
    Please use capital and small letters exactly as you can see in the demonstration when writing in Command Propt. If not, it will not work

  3. Setup DHCP Server
    Watch the video instructions here
    Setup the DHCP with all the correct enteries so the client pc can pickup the signal from the server to start to download the linux image from the server
    Please use capital and small letters exactly as you can see in the demonstration when writing in Command Propt. If not, it will not work

  4. Preparing the client PC
    Most PC has a boot option called PXE. We have to enter  Bios setup to set it to boot from PXE.
    If your pc does not have that option (PC from before 2002), there are still hope, but you have to download a small program, unzip it and execute. Prepare a floppy disk and it will write some PXE boot files to the floppy. It will also show you a list of all the network cards it supports.
    In Bios, set it to boot from floppy disk. Insert floppy disk and start the PC.
    If your netcard is supported it should now boot up as a thin client
    You can download the program here

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