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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In a virtual lab environment, I have a pxe server timing out

I've built a pxe server using CentOS 7. The client times out with a message of: Connection timed out (http://ipxe.org/4c126035) When I look at that link, it says 528 rc = -ETIMEDOUT;, but ...
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Debian 8.3.0 - PXE installer asking for CDROM?

I'm sure I'm missing something easy, but I can't think of what it is. I used Cobbler to import Debian 8.3.0, but when I attempt to install it on a machine attached to the network, the installer asks ...
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How to automate RAID configuration, BIOS configs during PXE installs

Ok, since this got put on hold, trying to reword it to fit the format better. Business problem: As part of our automated install process of baremetal machines, we need to do some basic pre-work on ...
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Understanding pxe config? [closed]

label DB kernel vmlinuz append initrd=initrd-6.2.img ramdisk_size=4196000 ip=dhcp ks=http://bmd/BaseServer/nua-6.cfg ksdevice=link text nofb biosdevname=0 I am trying to understand how to ...
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Hosting DHCP/PXE server on windows embedded

I am trying to boot a device through pxe, this device is connected to a windows embedded 8 (industry/standard) host pc. It should be possible I think and searches point me in the direction to using ...
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Debian preseed: DHCP ok , PXE-TFTP KO

to automate install of debain by preseed file, I builded a debian Jessie with tftp-hpa and pxe package installed on. The DHCP is managed by my windows server. All workstation get correct IP address ...
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How to make a bunch of blades boot and read from a same image without having to have local disks?

I'm kind of a scientific computing (much focus on fast CPUs for distributing big computations like physics simulations and algorithm optimizations, signal and image and video processing and so on) ...
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restart client after download .img file from PXE

I want to install pfsense using pxe. In Windows 7, I have installed the Tftpd32 software and set it up (conf file is below). The client machine downloads the image file (pfsense.img) successfully ...
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Booting WDS Capture image on VM Gen2

Have problem booting capture image, created by Microsoft WDS management console. I have functional boot image (boot.wim) taken from WinServer 2012 R2 iso. This image works fine on Hyper-V Gen2 VM. But ...
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WDS boot image doesnt want to start

I'am using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2. I Have virtual machine of generation 2. My goal is to boot Windows PE boot image from WDS server using PXE. PXE boot seems OK. WDS starts its ...
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Hyper-V 2016 Gen2 VM PXE DHCP Timeout (Wireshark DHCP Discover -> Offer -> ???)

I've built a test lab running Windows Server 2016 and SCCM 2016 and I'm having an issue with PXE booting a VM to install an OS via SCCM. Here's the run down on the configuration. At this stage SCCM ...
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Using PXE Boot to Handle Booting Sequence

I am not sure on how to say the question. I still tried though. Anyways, do any of you guys know how to use PXE Booting to like handle the boot sequence of the computers in a network? I'll try to ...
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PXE Boot error in virtualBox

I've installed WDS on my windows server 2012 correctly and everything is fine, but when I setup a new machine to boot from PXE, it get the error below. Note, The server have been installed on ...
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Trouble PXE booting Live Linux Distributions from Windows Server

I have been tasked with the project of making Windows Server 2012 r2 PXE boot live Linux distributions using WDS and I'm having trouble. I have a Blade server acting as the WDS, a Sonicwall handling ...
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PXE boot kernel panic

I am having trouble setting up a PXE boot server. I've got isc-dhcp-server running, tftp-hpa serves the files over tftp (verified works), and apache2 hosts the rootfs image. The PXE client seems to ...
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IPv6 only server PXE provisioning

We are currently preparing for IPv6 only network deployment and struggle to find a unique server identification. In our previous setup, we used mac address as servers primary identification. We were ...
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WDS&PXE booting using Grub2 - choosing menuentry

I have problem with booting to WDS using PXE with Grub2. Actually we are using WDS with DHCP (Windows) - on DHCP I have WDS IP and 'grldr' file as bootfile name (grub loader) with menu.lst file (on ...
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How to debug failed Ubuntu 15.04 PXE install on Dell R710?

I've built a PXE install server which installs Ubuntu 15.04 using a Kickstart script and it's working fine on VMWare / Virtual Box VM's. 15 minute install at most. I tried this on Dell R710's ...
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Securely deploying secrets to boxes during provisioning

During a fully automated deployment on physical hardware (using pxeboot / preseed / kickstart to install and configure a minimal system for bootstrapping) we need to deploy certain secrets - such as ...
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Ubuntu ramdisk template

I've been working on a ramdisk template for running a complete root filesystem on the RAM of a baremetal server(over IPMI so no physical access) that boots over PXE. I used debootstrap to create an ...
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PXE Boot - Advertisement found, but “There are no task sequences available for this computer.”

I currently have two OS images. Ideally I'd like both to be available to all unknown computers. For now though, just one would be fine. Let's say I have image1 and image2. Image1 was used in a task ...
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WDS - PXE Boot can't connect to Deployment Share

Getting the following error message: Connection to the deployment share could not be made. Connection OK. Possible invalid Credentials. Could this be an error in the "bootstrap.ini" file? If it is ...
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PXE boot installation issues with SCCM 2012 R2

I have taken a machine, named it IMG-2 and placed it on the domain. The machine was discovered in SCCM. I then added it to a collection and deployed a task sequence to it. However, when I then try to ...
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Can not PXE Boot through SCCM

I have created a fresh installation of SCCM 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2012. I created a task sequence for an OS deployment on a single machine. When I go to PXE boot the machine I get the following ...
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PXE a W7x64 Task Sequence on a Lenovo X250 with SCCM 2012 SP1 & Windows ADK

My purpose is to PXE boot a Windows 7 (x64) Task Sequence on a Lenovo X250 with : SCCM 2012 SP1 Boot Image 4.0 x64 / WinPE 6.2 generated with Windows 8 ADK With these Lenovo drivers for SCCM , I ...
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Unable to PXE boot after capturing an image

I'm new to WDS and Windows servers in general. I have WDS setup on Windows Server 2012 R2. I've deployed several machines and it's been working fine for a while now. The Windows 7 image I have been ...
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Foreman server provision complains /tmp/ks.cfg

I installed foreman 1.9.0 on a redhat 7.1 and try to provision a centos 6.6 with the default kickstart and kickstart pxe. I tried to modify parameters, but it complains all the time on the same ...
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TFTP boot file download aborted during PXE boot up

I'm using OpenDHCPServer together with OpenTFTPServer in order to try out network booting. My problem is after acquiring IP address client starts downloading the boot file and halts. Message in TFTP ...
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Simpler way to add eth0 support in initrd.img (Centos)

I am trying to deploy clone image via pxeboot on hard disk. For this I want to use dd tool. I am aware that there are few tools like fog and clonezilla which does similar thing but this is university ...
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Is it possible to host a FOG Project server on Amazon EC2?

I am totally new to imaging in general and have been looking into different options. The FOG Project seems especially appealing because of cost. My company makes pretty extensive use of Amazon Web ...
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Ubuntu netboot installation crashes

I have a dhcp server running PXE, and a client I need to install ubuntu on through PXE. I managed to get the installer working. it goes through the installation fine with the help of a kickstart ...
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How to execute bash script through pxe boot [closed]

Can any one tell me how to execute bash scripts via pxe boot. What I am trying to do is when Raw Server boots up I want to deploy cloned image over hard disk via PXE boot. I am aware that there are ...
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Ubuntu MAAS: PXE only booting two nodes at a time

I'm currently setting up an Ubuntu (15.04) MAAS (1.7) cluster for the first time. It seemed quite straight forward and I even figured out how to boot VMs running on vSphere, so I have a nice testing ...
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Changing uEFI boot order from Windows

I can't get Windows to change the uEFI boot order to PXE boot first from within windows. I'm trying to automate the system so that it PXE boots every time, so I can control the boot option. I've tried ...
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Searching for ubuntu installation media fails pxeboot

I'm setting up a pxe setup for my cluster. I'm using dnsmasq as the dhcp/tftp server, and try to deploy ubuntu server 14.04.2. I'm using apache2 as http server to serve the preseed and such. dnsmasq: ...
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Is it possible to set a dhcp option 77 value in vsphere as a config parameter so vNIC ROM (e1000/vmxnet3) uses it during PXE?

I'd like to set a dhcp option 77 string value in vsphere as a config parameter on a vm or vm template so that the vNIC ROM (e1000/vmxnet3) uses it during the DHCP part of PXE. My goal is to have PXE ...
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KVM TFTP Boot / WDS

I installed all my Chef Infrastructure, PXE install of my Linux VM's, Preseed/Kickstart, etc. via KVM on my local server (Host OS is Debian 8). Installing a new Linux VM is a piece of cake with that ...
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Error in kick start file for esxi installation along with OVF deployment

I am trying to deploy OVA on ESXi as part of post installation script but I am getting error when this script gets executed. I manually executed these lines in ESXi and they work well. Any one has any ...
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PXE boot in uefi mode

I'm building a pxeboot server and including both legacy boot and uefi boot options. The legacy boot works perfectly but while doing an installation in uefi mode, the client machine network boots, ...
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Client getting wrong option from DHCP server

I'm setting up a machine to load a Debian intallation with PXEBoot, following the guide on the Debian Wiki. I have the boot image sitting on a server, pxe.example.com, at ...
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Is it possible to specify an answer file when PXE booting windows using memdisk?

I'm able to PXE boot windows from my Linux server using memdisk to mount a winpe.iso that: mounts two samba share drives, one for the windows install disk, and another that has answer files (each ...
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PXELinux with WDS/DNS/DHCP

I've been reading up on setting up a PXELinux machine to run side by side with WDS on Windows and all the guides talk about setting up a DNS and DHCP server on the same server as the PXELinux. What ...
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PXE boot windows PE from Linux

I'm attempting to get a Windows Preinstallation Environment to boot over PXE from a Linux server. The end goal will be to install Windows but that's pretty easy once I can get WinPE to start up (I've ...
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VMware Vsphere ESXI 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vsphere ESXI server 6 trial with vcenter server and vsphere client 6 on Windows server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work but I want to go one step further ...
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dhcpd.conf for PXE/BOOTP boot not working

I'm trying to configure the dhcpd.conf file so that when I boot through the network using PXE / BOOTP, a bare metal server or a virtual machine (KVM) would get an IP address in the 10.0.2.100 to ...
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Booting hypervisor and network stacks using PXE Server

I am trying configure server using PXE boot. I successfully installed ESXi hypervisor using PXE and would like to know if there is a way by which I can specify Virtual machines at the time of PXE ...
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Boot to WinPE through PXE with an UEFI system

I'm trying to boot a WinPE using pxelinux. Here is my entry in the pxelinux.cfg/default file : LABEL Windows Preinstallation Environment COM32 linux.c32 APPEND wimboot ...
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deploying base note for HPC cluster in server 2012R2 hangs

We are in the process of evaluating server 2012R2 standard with HPC pack for a small cluster of nodes (about 40 to start with - the current setup has only one compute node). For the moment we use old ...
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PXE boot a VMware guest by specifying the IP configuration in the guest's boot options. No DHCP available

I am in a situation where I do not have control over DHCP on a subnet. I have a Satellite server that I want to use to provision VMware guests. The Satellite is on a different subnet and VLAN. Is ...
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Diskless node. Unable to mount root fs via NFS

Server: CentOS 7 NFS root filesystem for client and Kernel: Slackware 14.1 I enabled "Root file system on NFS" and "IP: kernel level autoconfiguration" with "DHCP,BOOTP,RARP" support, recompiled the ...