The Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE, also known as Pre-Execution Environment; sometimes pronounced "pixie") is an environment to boot computers using a network interface independently of data storage devices or installed operating systems.

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Custom WinPE 'tools' image with MDT driver injection?

I have a MDT 2012 server configured with the total control driver setup. This works wonderfully for installing full fledged OSes. I have also assembled a custom WinPE environment containing a number ...
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PXE or other : deploy images on single board computers (SBC)

We have a few SBCs of various modeles (but a lot of freescale). When received, these SBCs are bare (no BIOS/U-boot). We generate linux embedded images with Yocto (using U-boot as bootloader), and we ...
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PXE boot to ISO file

I have an ISO file for an HP diagnostics boot. Rather than burning a CD for every single computer I want to run diagnostics on, I'm wondering if I could load this file onto a server and allow the ...
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WDS 2012 R2 Server

Background: WDS Server 2012 R2 (runs on a 2012 R2 Hyper-v server), DHCP server runs on a different server in a different physical LAN. Both Lans go into the same Layer3 switch. Currently all my ...
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Network install OS and a few packages on 10 systems

This is something that I am currently working on. I have 10 systems, that I would like to configure with lubuntu and virtual box. Now, I know about network installation with PXE. I tried to do this ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 OSD pxe-32 : tftp open timeout

I have SCCM 2012 R2 standalone primary site on windows server 2012 and i have Cisco dhcp server i configured the distribution point for pxe boot to work with osd i added boot images and configured ...
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MDT LiteTouchPE Windows 8.1 deployment very slow

I'm deploying Windows 8.1 via network boot using MDT on an external hard drive connected to computer to create a Windows To Go drive. But the step in my task sequence "Install Operating System" takes ...
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WDS PXE Server occasionally returning bad IP

We have a very complex network boot environment to keep traffic separated for our imaging networks, which process hundred of machines an hour. We use the WDS Server Selection menu tweak ...
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PXE Troubleshooting for SCCM 2012

I'm not able to PXE boot clients. I get the following error: PXE-E55 ProxyDHCP Service did not reply to request on port 4011 This is a new setup of SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit). ...
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How does Bare metal provisioning to clients work with PXE

I'm trying to better understand how one would initiate the process of re imaging a number of client computer systems on a network. Eg, to reverse systems back to a base image each week. Each image ...
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Can a PXE+DHCP server exist on one network and boot machines on another?

I have a PXE+DHCP server creaed using syslinux and already running on a private network segment (198.19.99.xxx).. I want to know if this PXE+DHCP server can be configured to boot machines over another ...
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How to associate a DHCP pool or subnet with declarations for a class

I have the following working configuration for ISC DHCP server 4.1.1, which hands out fixed addresses to registered clients. Some of those clients are configured for PXE booting (for FAI and SCCM). ...
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PXE booting a Dell Precision M3800 for a WDS install

I'm trying to get a Dell M3800 Precision to PXE boot but the dongle I have isn't showing up in the BIOS. This is for a WDS install Plugged into a Windows machine it identifies itself as a "ASIX ...
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Multi-part PXE boot not honoring next-server setting

I'm trying to boot LynxOS via PXE. The vendor provides a NBP named pxe.0. I then configure and build an image called pxe.1. These are placed on the tftp server, which is not the same system as the ...
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How to configure PXE/Tftp in dhcp.conf on vmware Fusion 7 Pro with static reservations

I'm senior devops engineer with a deployment system to ship a couple thousand linux machines a week. I'm using vmware fusion 7 pro to do this, and I'm having a little trouble with pxe booting. I ran ...
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Hyper-V not getting IP Address for PXE Booting

I'm trying to get a Windows installation happening within a Hyper-V machine from a WDS Server in a VM. It's a bit of a confusing set up. I have my laptop which is running 2 VMs - One is Windows Server ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, iSCSI Target Server 80 diskless clients, hanging failures hangs and whatnot [closed]

I have bitten way more than I could chew. Recently purchased a 80 diskless PC Internet/Gaming Cafe. The running system was cracked CCBoot, which at first seemed like caused random hangs, which ...
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SCCM 2012 PXE Boot Image selection

I know that within a task sequence you can select a boot image for that task sequence to use. However, before you even get that far, when the computer first starts up, the SCCM/WDS server picks an ...
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PXE-E53 Linux Error: No boot filename received. Can that be a link issue?

When a client computer is trying to boot to PXE, it receives the following error message: PXE-E53: No boot filename received As well probably being an issue somewhat related to the computer which ...
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How to enable non-default nic for pxe booting?

Is there a automatic way to do this using RIBCL ? I need to change 500+ nodes...going to bios and manually changing is not an option.
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ConfigMgr - Really really slow PXE boot between Hyper-V machines

I have ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU3 installed on a Hyper-V virtual machine. The virtual machines are hosted on a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster, and the ConfigMgr server is running on Server 2012 R2 as ...
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Implications of using VMware's templating and cloning for provisioning Linux servers instead of PXE

There seems to be speed benefits when using VMware's templates to create new VMs. However, I'm concerned about possible less obvious security and flexibility implications. For e.g.: First boot ...
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Changing network boot order (pxe) using ipmitool

Using ipmitool, I am trying to change the boot order to pxe boot first and from a particular interface. As far as I am aware, ipmitool tool provides option to change the boot device but not ...
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PXE-T00 filename too long

I'm using a fortinet router as the dhcp server, I have option 67 defined as pxelinux.0 in hexa, it works fine for VMs and my own computer, they boot on PXE just fine. Now I have an other computer I'd ...
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DHCP Option 66 ignored?

Im trying to setup a PXE boot server to deploy CloneZilla images easily, using pxelinux.0. I have a tftp-hpa server running on a server, I tested it with a client and it works fine. We are using a ...
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Installing multiple OSes at once via PXE

I want to set up a network installation using PXE to install multiple OSes. I found this guide that does something similar: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PXEInstallMultiDistro But what I'd like ...
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is possible to set up a PXE Server on VMWare Server [closed]

I would like to boot up my VMs through the network, and I have a couple of questions: - is it possible to install an OS on one particular VM and booting up some other VM with no OS installed in order ...
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peer to peer disk image transmission

Installing linux/windows through pxe works smoothly for me. But downloading images(especially windows) is a headache. Let alone the time, bandwith usage is horrible. And p2p tech comes to my mind. ...
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Any suggestions on setting a vswitch to allow a kvm guest to pxe install from an external boot server?

Any suggestions on setting a vSwitch to allow a kvm guest to pxe install from an external boot server? I'm trying to configure a vSwitch, in Fedora 20, so that I would be able to do a net-install, of ...
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Can PXE boot of Hyper-V VMs be disabled?

Hyper-V virtual machines have the ability to PXE boot. Obviously, PXE boot raises some security concerns. The problem is, unlike a typical physical machine's firmware, there isn't an obvious way to ...
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Boot to CD image over network [closed]

I have multiple diagnostics CDs that I want to avoid making twenty copies of for the sake of time and convenience. I figured a good way to do this would be to boot an image of the necessary CD over ...
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start linux installation from a linux

Need to network install ubuntu/centos after preparing RAID/BIOS/Firmware. Right now, a machine first boots into a tiny linux kernel(resides in memory) and run scripts handling all the above hardware ...
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WDS and DHCP - PXE-E11/55 errors

I have been doing some testing with MDT/WDS and yesterday, out-of-blue, my virtual PC doesn't want to boot from a network to WDS server. Here is the setup (all stations are virutulized, vSphere 5.5): ...
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PXE boot with Virtualbox

I have a linux guest and that is my server. I also have created another guest as the client with no disk. I want to know, which network type and adapter is correct? NAT or Internal Network? AMD or ...
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Can I PXE-boot a desktop PC into a Hyper-V VM? [closed]

I just started exploring Server 2012, and the Hyper-V features are compelling for my place of business. Here is the question: We have several computers around the facility currently running XP and 7. ...
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is it possible to run bootp/pxe server using dnsmasq without act as dhcp server

on my network its already exist a router that do dhcp, boot in this network i need to boot a diskless system that use pxe to boot from network, while the pxe server is using dnsmasq to serve O/S, but ...
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PXE boot server on a xen PV guest?

I've set up a Xen hypervisor on ubuntu 14.04 and a PV guest also on ubuntu 14.04. I want this PV guest to be a PXE boot server. But when I look at the /boot folder I see that it's empty. I'm a newbie ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 PXE boot with initrd (initramfs) kernel panic [duplicate]

The short story is this (as I understand it): I can't boot ubuntu over LAN (PXE boot) with the help of initramfs without compiling my own kernel. As I see, the problem is this: network interface ...
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Is it possible to force a linux install to continue?

I'm PXE booting a linux distro that I'd like to contain a list of packages. I have these packages listed in a kickstart file for inclusion. Some of these packages won't work with the current distro, ...
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How to restore clonezilla image having only ssh access and no free partition?

There might be possibly more than one right answer. Having little experience in the area, I'm asking about the best / most reasobable way to manage my tools and resources in this particular task. The ...
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Gpxe Server hangs on loading ISO image

My PXE Server (gpxe) is configured properly and I tested it a couple of times with different installations. However, sometimes it hangs while loading the ISO image which usually requires a reboot. A ...
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WDS install not working, Fails

I am trying to deploy Windows 7 x86 with MDT 2013 and WDS (Server 2012 R2) but it is failing: WDS boots the litetouch WIM (32 or 64 bit) and Lite Touch takes over. I select the Task sequence (Windows ...
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How do I make certain images available when user selects certain boot image? [WDS]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation that is used for everything under the sun including Network installation services. I would like to have the server offer certain images based upon the ...
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SuperMicro X9DRW-3TF+ can't PXE boot from add-in card

We've been able to PXE boot a X9DRW-3TF+ based SuperServer via the built-in 10Gb networking, but we want to boot from an add-in network card that's running at 1gb and on our management network. The ...
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Passing variables in kickstart

I have a kickstart file that takes a hostname in the %pre section. I cannot seem to figure out how to get it two the first. As you see it sends the server information to another device which then ...
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HP ML350 Gen8: error erasing disk cciss/c0d0 on PXE

I Have a ML350 Gen8, that on first PXE Boot, will ask me whether I am sure I want to erase raid controller cciss/c0d0 giving me an option of Yes | No. This only happens when the disks are brand new ...
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Execute a script before fsstab is read

For a netboot cluster, I'm creating a CentOS 6.5 root disk. The goal is to mount / read-only over NFS, and various other folders, such as /var/log, on the local disk. Here's my first idea: On boot, ...
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diskless boot with differing settings

For upcoming servers we are thinking of deploying a diskless setup, where the servers boot through the network using e.g. PXE. However the default result would be that every server booting from the ...
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Networking doesn't initialize properly when pxebooting Linux Mint (live CD) using cifs, but works with nfs

I have a TFTP/DHCP/NFS/SMB server (Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS) on 192.168.26.1. I use pxelinux to display a menu containing startup and installation options for Windows, an Ubuntu network installer, and ...
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Boot xen server through ipxe

I'm want install Xen Server 6.2 though ipxe, I tried different configurations, no luck making to work until now. I found some may example to boot from pxe using TFTP server, and here is an example: ...