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Compaq Ipaq Desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kat731, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Merry xmas all, in case i dont post before the big day.

    Iv just got in one of these ipaq desktops, business network machine, quite cool really, 866/128mb, no cd rom. Instead of putting in a pre installed XP HDD, is there a way of loading it from my network?? never done this before. I will get a cd drive off ebay, but in the meantime would be interesting to get ur thoughts.

    Kat
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Hi Kat,

    Yes, you can do an install via the network if you have a server set-up hosting RIS.

    Some of the machines I work with don't have a CD-ROM- there is no need.

    This will be good practice if you are planning the MCSA/E track or working in a networking environment with Microsoft products.

    Merry Christmas

    Si
     
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  3. kat731
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    Cheers Si,

    try that tomorrow, on my 5th beer, so not the best time to follow that link....:alc

    Kat
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    it think it may just be easier *ripping* a cd/dvd drive from another machine, if you can... as far as i understand, you will need a network card that supports, i think, a function that allows it to work under DOS (for network boot) and then you will need a server to host the install files...

    if im wrong, someone will correct me,
     
  5. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    well, i'll leave this RIS thing for another day. Trying to find a CD Rom drive for it, i think it will take an Armada drive, cant find one at mo. Looked at the BIOS, dont think it will boot from a usb cd drive??? correct me if im wrong....

    Kat
     
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  6. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Uuuuuhuuuughhhhh!!!!!!
    :eek:
     
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  7. Boycie
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    I asume things aren't going as well as you were hoping?!

    Depending on the BIOS functionality, you might have to get a drive that it is willing to boot from to do your install.

    Si
     
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  8. kat731
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    Hi Si,

    yeh, u know it....
    well, i'll try a usb drive tomorrow, then we'll see. shame i cant find a cd drive, a mate told me there were drives going for 3.50 on ebay.... F****d if i can find em!!!!

    Kat
     
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  9. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Derrrrrrrr...............:rolleyes:
    Sat looking at it...............................LIGHTBULB!!!! Bing!!Whats the matter with me, put a double ide lead in, get a double molex, an old cd rom-slave it, XP loading now... At least O/S will be on then and a USB CD can be added, so no cd rom-no worries!! Must have been "xmas lager mind blank"!!!!!

    Kat:D
     
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