Netbooting an Intel Mac

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  1. GerbilSoft

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    I can't seem to get an Intel MacBook to boot over the network. At Drexel TechServ, I set up a PXE server such that any x86 PC or PowerPC Macintosh can boot to a menu of OS installs and utilities, but it doesn't seem to be working for Intel Macs. Do I need to set up a special bootloader or something? For x86, I'm using PXELINUX, and for PPC Macs I'm using yaboot.
     
  2. LazloPsylus

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    Have you tried the Startup Disk preference pane in the Preferences? There should be an option for booting off a network. Also, if you hold Option while booting, you can access a Boot Volume Menu which I believe also has the Network Boot option.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    It attempts to boot over the network, but it doesn't find any boot image.
     
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    EDIT: Nevermind, just reread the beginning post again and answered my own question. I'll see what I can find out for you.

    EDIT2: Does the Mac see the PXE network at all?

    EDIT3: Does the Mac run 10.4 or 10.5?
     
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