07-17-2012 07:31 AM
Good Afternoon All.
I'm having an issue trying to remote boot a Windows 7 Client.
The switch is correctly setup, as the 825 HBA BIOS is installed, with the correct LUN presented.
The problem occurs when I load the Driver Update Disk files when trying to install the OS.
The install dialog bar just keeps looping after I select the HBA adapter files.
The above install works fine if I try the same DUD files with a Server 2008 R2 OS.
Can anyone shed any light on the DUD process, is Windows 7 remote boot even supported?
I have had a quick look at the "bfad.inf" install file and there is a reference to "NTamd64.6.1" which I believe is a reference to Windows 7.
Is there a modification needed to "bfad.inf" to allow the remote booting / install of a Windows 7 x64 client?
07-18-2012 04:35 AM
Good Afternoon All.
After many many hours of unsuccessfull attempts I managed to boot the Windows X64 SP1 client from the SAN.
I had to build a Custom Windows 2008 R2 install ISO that allowed the default signed 2008 R2 Brocade drivers to reveal the storage / LUN, then install the W7 SP1 x64 install.wim.
On a W7 x64 SP1, fully patched client:
Downlad & install WAIK & WAIK update.
set IMAGEXBIN="C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64\imagex.exe"
set OSCDIMGBIN="C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64\oscdimg.exe"
copy C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64\oscdimg.exe c:\
- unpack both X64 & 2008R2 Isos to c:\source\x64 & c:\source\2008
- let's gather the win7 64bit Ultimaer installer
%IMAGEXBIN% /export c:\source\x64\sources\install.wim 4 c:\source\2008\sources\install.wim "Windows 7 ULTIMATE x64"
- mount & copy the EULA for boot.wim
%IMAGEXBIN% /mountrw c:\source\x64\sources\boot.wim 2 c:\win7mount
%IMAGEXBIN% /mountrw c:\source\2008\sources\boot.wim 2 c:\servermount
xcopy /E c:\win7Mount\sources\License c:\serverMount\sources\License
rem commit the changes
%IMAGEXBIN% /unmount /commit c:\serverMount
%IMAGEXBIN% /unmount c:\win7Mount
rem copy the EULA for installing from within windows.
xcopy /E c:\source\x64\sources\License c:\source\2008\sources\License
copy c:\source\x64\sources\*.clg c:\source\2008\sources\
rem create bootable disk
oscdimg -bC:\Source\2008\boot\etfsboot.com -u2 -h -m -lcrap c:\source\2008 c:\dest2008isonodriver.iso
Burn the iso, or boot it from a USB key.