[ipxe-devel] Porting Windows 7 boot image to new target hardware

Marc Hammer marchammer at arcor.de
Sun Sep 30 18:49:55 UTC 2012


I am trying to port a Windows 7 32bit boot image with AOE to boot on an 
other PC using the method described here 
http://etherboot.org/wiki/appnotes/port_winnt_sanboot "Installing the 
Target NIC".
Importing the nic device registry to 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\ work and the nic 
is displayed als non present device
But after Updating the driver, the driver is only stored in the 
FileRepository (like added with "pnputil.exe -a") but not installed.
There is no Service entry in 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services and the target PC 
hang on boot at the Windows 7 logo.

Does anyone know a working way for Windows 7 ?
With XP this works without any problem.

I tested the method with the Windows 7 e1000 driver and the AMD PCNET 
Driver in VMware Workstation.

-- Marc

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