[ipxe-devel] "Native Boot" of Windows with iPXE

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Tue Sep 18 14:41:01 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 18 Sep 2012 01:04:52 Jivko Dobrev(Hotmail) wrote:
> I was wondering if there's a way to do a "native boot" of Windows with
> iPXE? The "Native Boot" is to boot from a locally saved VHD.

I haven't tried it, but you might be able to use wimboot 
(http://ipxe.org/wimboot) to boot a VHD that was downloaded by iPXE.

If WIndows needs only read access to the VHD file (i.e. treats it as a RAM 
disk) then it should work, provided that you use a recent enough version of 


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