QUOTE (pilgrim_ahoy @ Dec 20 2010, 07:48 PM)
Okay so the articles I was reading were, though unstated, in reference to building a BartPE for PXE boot (sometimes the finer points like that get left out). But just to drill down a little bit further (and I appreciate your indulgence in this): The articles referencing using the Server files for an XP/BartPE deployment to a USB are for the RAMDISK file? Thanks.
Yes, that's EXACTLY what the given post:http://reboot.pro/4952/page__st__6
(and links given in it)
tries desperately to point out.
Nowadays there are different (better?) ways to RAMDISK boot WITHOUT using those files.
In a nutshell, you can boot:
- "local" without any RAMDISK
- "local" through mapping an image to a RAMDISK
- from LAN (PXE) only through mapping an image to a RAMDISK
Next time, if you could provide a link to the tutorial(s) or article(s) you have been reading, it would greatly help, a good half of the ones you can find around are:
and someone may be able to "fill the gaps" or state the wrong/inaccurate parts.
If you have enough ram, RAMDISK booting has a few advantages (and drawbacks):
- booting will be generally slower (expecially on big images and slow media/bus)
- once booted the PE will be blazingly fast
- it is easier (MUCH easier) to create multi-boot thingies