FlashWizard PRO NFS_BETA
musicbob/Sat-industry.net sanoi:Welcome to a new BETA preRELEASE of FlashWizard PRO.
What is new on this beta:
* support of images installed on NFS mount, you can install and start multiboot images on your Windows PC!!
* You can install images wherever you want, on USB and/or HDD and/or NFS.
* New FlashWizard bootmenu (v1.1):
- automount NFS device at boot;
- display which devices are connected (USB-HDD-NFS);
- display where the currently selected image is installed (USB-HDD-NFS);
* If NFS server is down, FW will automatically boot-up from other available images, or from flash image.
* various improvements and fixes.
What is required - please read carefully - :
for NFS install, a NFS server is required running on a remote PC.
I tried many NFS servers for Win XP, and found Microsoft's "Services for Unix v.3.5" the best and stable choice ever, and also it's free software, it is possible to download it from Microsoft's home site (approx 220 Mbytes).
DON'T EVEN THINK (I repeat: don't even think!!) to manage it working on crap NFS servers, like "TrueGrid" or similars. they DO NOT absolutely work, because they DON'T support unix attributes and/or symlinks and other unix filesystem specifics.
I found also the "Omni NFS Server v.4.2" working good. but Microsoft's SFU is much more stable.
Please note that MS SFU does not install on Windows XP HOME editions (only XP PRO is supported).
The "Omni Nfs Server" installs also on XP HOME.
Installing and configuring a NFS server is the hard part of the job, if you never did it before...
Before install, make SURE to have all permissions on your Windows PC, always install the nfs server as Administrator, to gain full access on files and folders.
There are some docs on how-to install MS SFU on Windows machines. try to search them with google.
After server install, define a shared directory on nfs (it's called an exported directory), and write its name on FlashWizard's "PC export" input field (on Multiboot window), plus write your PC IP address on "Pc IP" text input.
That's enough, FlashWizard will automatically manage the rest.
I tested many images on NFS, installed on my XP PRO windows PC, all the latest are perfectly working (DBF, Gemini, Hydra, Triple xXx, ruDream, SF Team, etc. etc.).
I used original beta 108.2 from DMM in flash.
I found some problems with the monster-backupped images (like DVB-ER, and similar). but no problems with standard sized backupped images. it seems like a file limit on the nfs server side.
But all the standard installed images (*.img) are working perfectly on windows nfs server.
Have a good testing..let me know.cu later.