8 years ago
I just made a lengthy tutorial and tried to backspace some text in a image I uploaded and it deleted everything. This time I'm going to be brief for practicality's sake.
I have a Toshiba Portege M200 which won't USB or USB CD/DVD boot so I borrowed a friends Windows laptop to PXE boot from. This allows me to actually install something onto the Portege M200 instead of having a paperweight.
The settings here show my local IP as 192.168.2.13 which is what my router assigned via DHCP when it last gave me a IP. Windows retained the IP without me manually needing to set it.
The PLOP boot manager will now load allowing either USB, CD or Floppy installs.
In case USB disk's won't boot/freezes/crashes because the computer does not support USB 2.0 for some reason: Go to Settings > options > change USB mode to 1.1 'Mode 1'. Then go back and hit USB to load your OS.
Format the USB disk with gparted to fat32.
I downloaded and installed unetbootin to make an iso of "linuxmint-xfce-201104-dvd-32bit" successfully. Install would always crash unless I ensured the / (root partition) was ext4 (not ext4dev or btrfs sadly).
"Temporarily disable DHCP on your router"
This is not really necessary, if you already have a working DHCP server you can select "Proxy DHCP" instead of "DHCP Server".
This way Serva DHCP won't assing IPs; it will only provide the PXE commponets (boot file & TFTP server) for the PXE client to boot from.