Booting from CD-ROM over network

ThePerson98

ThePerson98

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#1
Hi everyone. I usually have a partition that I experiment with operating systems from on my system. One problem I've had, lately, is booting from CDrom each and every time. It kind of sucks after awhile having to burn CDs/DVDs each time I want to experiment with an operating system or whatnot, or even reinstall windows after a quick slipstream. I can also boot from a flash drive, if necessary, except those get pretty slow..but I could take that.

Does anybody have any alternatives to burning discs?
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

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#2
Why aren't you running a VM? There are several free VM apps out there like Virtualbox, VMWare Server, and Virtual PC.
 
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ThePerson98

ThePerson98

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#3
Not a VM, I already use VMware, I'm talking to actually install it to my system, no VMs involved.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

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#4
My point was that you can use a VM to test your OSes.

You can create a bootable external hard drive and run installs from there. Are you talking about Windows or Linux or what?
 

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