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

Jivko Dobrev(Hotmail) jivko_dobrev at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 18 17:02:03 UTC 2012

Hi Michael,
Thanks a lot for the suggestion, I will research it and will update you.
Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Brown [mailto:mbrown at fensystems.co.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:41 AM
To: ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
Cc: Jivko Dobrev(Hotmail)
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] "Native Boot" of Windows with iPXE

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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