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sanboot:win2000 [2007/11/21 11:26] (current)
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 +====== Windows 2000 boot from SAN ======
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 +Windows 2000 supports booting from an AoE SAN.  You cannot install directly to the SAN target; you must first install Windows 2000 to a physical disk.
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 +===== Installation =====
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 +Start by installing Windows 2000 to a physical disk.  It is best to use an external USB, FireWire, or eSATA disk; this will make later stages easier.
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 +When installing, use a small partition (around 2GB) rather than the whole disk.  At the partitioning screen:
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 +{{screenshots:​win2000_setup.png?​360x198|Windows 2000 setup}}
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 +press **C** to create a partition and enter **2048** as the size (in MB).  You should then see a screen that looks like:
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 +{{screenshots:​win2000_setup_partitioned.png?​360x198|Windows 2000 after partitioning}}
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 +You can now press Enter to install Windows 2000 to this partition. ​ The rest of the installation will proceed as normal.
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 +===== Preparation for SAN boot =====
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 +You are now ready to
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 +  * [[sanboot:​winnt_aoe|Add AoE boot support to Windows 2000]]
  

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