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Cannot start WDS installation in default language with 2012 R2 boot image

I've a WDS server running Windows 2012 Server and I just uploaded Windows 2012 R2 images to the WDS server. Changed the boot.wim image to the one in the 2012 R2 ISO, but after this change, I was ...
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Cobbler 2.2.2-1 XenServer 6.2

I tried to configure XenServer 6.2 to install via Cobbler. Importing and configuration via web interface fails on loading xenserver/xen.gz xenserver/vmlinuz xenserver/install.img I tried own ...
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Use windows 7 pro : net-boot multiple clients

We want to boot multiple Win7 clients from a shared folder using CCBoot. I couldn't find any info about which Win7 editions are supported. Comparison of Win7 editions indicates virtual hard disk ...
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Automatically restoring a hard disk image using network boot

I have a bunch of identical PCs that I need to restore to factory default hard disk images as easily as possible. By default, they have network boot enabled, so it seems like the easiest method would ...
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Ubuntu Preseed not using local mirror

I have a full ubuntu mirror located on the server http://leelah.home.ianwilson.org/ubuntu/ In my preseed.cfg file, I have the following d-i config for selecting my country mirror: d-i ...
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How do I fallback to boot from local hard drive in iPXE script?

I have a script being loaded from iPXE. What I want is to make the script fall back to boot from a local hard drive (or CDROM) on failure to boot from the san. The idea is allow installation of an ...
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How do I PXE boot multiple Windows 7 desktops off the same image?

Some years ago in my uni days I recall that the uni labs booted windows nt over the network. There was a shared drive for your own stuff, and other than that any changes you did to the running OS were ...
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Boot and/or synchronise linux image from network

I'm looking for a solution (or at least for some guide/pathway/manual) to boot AND SYNCHRONISE Linux images from network. I already understand how network boot (PXE, DHCP, TFTP) works. In my ...
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Netboot Debian (wheezy) from NFS v4

Is it possible to boot Debian Wheezy from NFS v4? Bootwing with NFS v3 works just fine. NFS v4 not. This is in my /etc/exports: /nfs ...
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Booting to non-default NetBoot? [closed]

Is is possible to script the bless command to have the computer boot to a specific Netboot set that is not the default?
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Public/commercial iSCSI boot targets?

Is there a public or commercial offering for iSCSI boot targets? i.e. on a blank machine with an internet connection available to it, it can be configured to look a public internet domain host and ...
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UEFI netboot menu

I have an existing PXE syslinux environment and I'd like to set up a similar EFI-based netboot environment. I'm a big fan of the various menus as seen in the screenshot below and I'd like to find ...
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Boot two servers off same disk?

I was reading an article on Linux Journal about Memcached and it mentions Netbooting multiple servers off a single root image: LiveJournal's Web nodes are all diskless, Netbooting off a common yet ...
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Host a PXE or network boot image on Windows 7 LAN?

I've never booted with PXE or network share, but now need to reinstall an OS on my laptop with a dead DVD drive and no budget to replace it. Looking for a free product to host the boot image on ...
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Netboot Intel Macs without BSDP

I have a netboot setup with DeployStudio that works great in my lab, but doesn't work on our main network. After some digging, I believe it's because our network admins are filtering BSDP (Boot ...
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Giving a new life to an old SPARC machine - boot and install related problems

My problem isn't one you encounter on a daily basis, yet I find interesting enough to share and ask for help. From the beginning: the academic scientific group I am a member of (we are focused on ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.6 NetBoot imaged machines running fsck on boot

I have created a NetInstall image of a OS X 10.6.6 machine in our organization for easy deployment of new machines. This has worked out great for us with the exception of the machines running fsck on ...
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Remote Installing Linux or a Hard Drive Image from a Windows Server?

I have a Server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. I would like to be able to quickly add and remove new machines from the network, which should boot off their NIC and fetch the OS from the server. I ...
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Netboot OS X installation from an Ubuntu Linux system

I'm interested in netbooting an OS X install (Snow Leopard) from my Ubuntu box. I've made an ISO of the install dvd, but I'm not sure how to proceed from here. I know it's possible to do this from an ...
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OS X Server NetBoot from NetRestore Image hangs at 0% progress

I've setup an OS X 10.6.5 machine with all of the user accounts and software that I'd like on all of the clients. I used the SIU on our 10.6.5 OS X Server to create a NetRestore image from that ...
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Netboot Ubuntu w/out Physical Access

We have roughly 12 servers running Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.10 that I'm planning on reformatting and converting to CentOS 5.5. We have a SpaceWalk server setup, so we have the capability to do a PXE boot and ...
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Using IPMI inside a python script (OpenIPMI)

I'd like to use IPMI to set machines to PXE boot (i.e. ipmitool -I lan -U username -P password -H ipaddress chassis bootdev pxe) and then power cycle them (i.e. ipmitool -I lan -U username -P password ...
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How do I set up an Ubuntu netbooted server cluster?

I'm interested in setting up a generic system image that can be deployed to machines through a netboot. I'm wondering if there is a relatively painless (and if there's not, that's fine too!) way to ...
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How do I get a Mac to request a new IP address from another DHCP server running in parallel while NetBooting?

I have an interesting situation. I'm trying to us a Linux based machine to allow Mac's to Netboot (similiar to PXE boot) by running a DHCP service in parallel with the "global" DHCP server. The ...
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What do you have on your PXE server? [closed]

Basically, what cool utilities does everyone have loaded up on a PXE server ready to use on any computer you netboot from? I've just set one up at home with the following: Clonezilla Memtest86 ...
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Debian netboot via PXE required files

I'm trying to perform a netboot to install Debian on a spare PC I have. I'm using a Windows XP Pro box as the "server". It has a TFTP/DHCP server set up and running on it, but the information on which ...
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how to netboot a Linux VM in VMware server 2.0?

Folks, I am new to using VMware, so please excuse if this is a newbie question....... How can I netboot a guest Linux virtual machine ? I'm using VMware server 2.0 running on a Linux host ( Fedora ...
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Setting boot sequence on windows

I want to try something similar to what Mac has i.e control the startup from the OS. In Mac you can choose to have the next boot to be a network boot or a CD boot or a Firewire boot. Similarly, is ...
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Linux clustering

I'm about to run my own simple cluster. I want my nodes runs the operating system off the network (netboot) since they don't have any hard-drive to store the operating system. (Btw, my interest is ...
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How to boot ISO image using gpxe and memdisk?

I have a repository of an ISO images (many different OS installers in ISO format) under http://myrepos/*.iso. I would like to boot from that repo using gPXE (with/without memdisk if necessary) and ...
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Options for booting server to an ISO

I have a server with only a CD Rom drive. From what I can tell the bios doesn't allow booting to USB devices. I want to load an OS which is red hat linux. I have the bootable DVD for the ...
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How does a NetBoot server advertise itself?

I'm running the NetBoot service on a box running Mac OS X 10.5.6 server. I've been changing images to serve up, and most of them work, but the last one I tried doesn't -- if you go to System ...
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Remotely Installing Windows 2008 on SunBlade 6000/6250… any gotchas?

I'm preparing to remotely install Windows 2008 Standard onto a 6250 blade module mounted in a SunBlade 6000 chassis rack. Are there any gotchas (aside from the predictable issues related to bandwidth ...
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Deploying DeployStudio

Also see question http://serverfault.com/questions/7870. Edited to add this link to a great document that I should have been using all along but didn't find until it was too late. I've successfully ...
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How do you disable or uninstall NetRestore from a NetBoot server?

I'm trying to move from NetRestore to DeployStudio for my dual-boot Apple deployments, but I'm not sure how to remove NetRestore from my NetBoot server. When I NetBoot a client, it still launches ...