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  1. Choose one client PC and set boot from network in bios;

For new motherboards:

  1. Turn on the client PC and go to the BIOS by pressing "F2 or Del or ESC key.
  2. Go to "Advanced" tab, and select the "Integrated Peripherals" option and press "Enter" (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. In "Integrated Peripherals", look for "Lan Option ROM" or "Boot from LAN" and then change the option to "Enabled"(Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. After that, go to the "Boot" tab and then select "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Priority".
  2. You need to set the "Network" to be the first priority (Figure 3).

 Figure 3

For old motherboards:

  1. Turn on the client PC and go to the BIOS by pressing "F2" or "Del" or "ESC" key.
  2. Select "Integrated Peripherals" and press "Enter" key (Figure 4).

Figure 4

  1. Look for “LAN Option ROM” (Figure 5)

Figure 5

  1. Highlight the “Disabled” option beside the “LAN Option ROM” and then change it to “Enabled” (Figure 6) .

Figure 6

  1. Now, “Lan Option ROM” is enabled (Figure 7).

Figure 7

  1. Save the BIOS settings and reboot and then enter the BIOS again.
  2. Select “Advanced BIOS Features” option and press "Enter" (Figure 8).

Figure 8

  1. In “Advanced BIOS Feature”, highlight and open “Boot Sequence” (Figure 9).

Figure 9

  1. In the “Boot Sequence” or “Boot Priorities” make sure that 1st Boot Device is “Network:”  (Figure 10).

Figure 10

  1. Once the above settings are set, save bios settings and reboot the client, it will now boot from CCBoot

  1. Now plug off the hard disk on the client PC, then boot it. You will see the following picture.

Diskless Boot ClientFigure 1

The first-time diskless booting the PC, you can modify its computer name and IP address as you wish. And then press the Enter key. The client will reboot again.

Diskless Boot ClientFigure 2

Now it will diskless boot successfully.

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