Boot PC Extender from a USB drive or PXE boot??

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  • #6323
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    We are wanting to take several of our computers and convert them over to a “thin client” using PC extender. Our problem is that we would rather not install Windows XP on the computer and instead boot PC Extender from a USB drive or PXE boot without involving XP. We can’t install XP then create a VM of Windows 7 because our OS license does not allow that unless we pay Microsoft more $$. Does anyone know how to setup PC Extender to boot from a USB drive or PXE boot? If not, I found VDI Blaster that can be used to boot from a USB drive. Anyone know if this would work with VMWare? Thank you in advance for your help!

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    The current version of PCE does not offer the option to be installed on a blank PC or via USB stick.
    The next version should do that but there is no release date available at the moment.

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    #23117
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    Is there any news on this. I see this post was created in 2010? We are looking to demo this product but are looking for just a boot from USB solution. Does anyone know if this can be done with the current version?

    Thanks!

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    #23134
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    Unfotunately step # 2.3 does not work. I run that command it looks to go through but no file is put on my USB drive.

    Any ideas?

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    The ldlinux files is a hidden system file. Have you enabled Windows to show these kind of files?
    Download the guide again. I have uploaded an updated version.

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    #23141
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    So in step 2.7 it indicates to copy the SYSLINUX.CFG file “that was included with these notes”. Can you be more specific, as the only thing with this file is a PDF? Am I missing something here? Thanks!

    Also – I have the main PCX .EXE file, what command do I use to extract those two files referenced in the PDF file?

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    Here is the syslinux.cfg file
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/syslinux.cfg
    and the other two file packages
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/pxe-boot-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/image-upgrade-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip

    Let me know when you finished downloading as I have to delete the file due to limited webspace.

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    #23150
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    @ConfGen wrote:

    Here is the syslinux.cfg file
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/syslinux.cfg
    and the other two file packages
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/pxe-boot-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/image-upgrade-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip

    Let me know when you finished downloading as I have to delete the file due to limited webspace.

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    Thanks! I am done with all of those file. I appreciate it!

    #23170
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    Did you extract those ZIP files from the main installer for PCX? I have the latest version, but would like to know where specifically I can obtain those files from. Do I need to install it, then find the ZIP files that way?

    Thank you!

    #23178
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    No, these files are seperate.

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    #23274
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    @ConfGen wrote:

    Here is the syslinux.cfg file
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/syslinux.cfg
    and the other two file packages
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/pxe-boot-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/image-upgrade-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip

    Let me know when you finished downloading as I have to delete the file due to limited webspace.

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    Is it possible for you to put up the 2 zip files again? I am really looking for an option to do a usb installation of PC Extender and this is a perfect solution for us. Thanks so much in advance!

    #23284
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    Thx you for the help

    #23285
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    I created the PC Extender installer on a USB drive and tried it on a laptop. It seemed to work but it wiped win 7 OS from my HD. Is there a way to have pc-extender just boot from the pen drive and not recreate /wipe out the OS on any machine?

    Thanks

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    Uploaded again.

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