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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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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How to disble PXE in BIOS as it fails to boot [closed]

after enabling pxe in bios the laptop fails to boot how to disable PXE as i can't enter into bios further
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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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Post BIOS, Boot Disk PXE Environment

I've done a search, but all posts are 5+ years old. Situation: Tablet has PXE, but no onboard NIC, does not recognize multiple USB Ethernet dongles. It will USB Boot. Running SCCM, but I have no ...
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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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windows server 2012R2 hpc diskless nodes min hardware requirements [duplicate]

We are evaluating how to build a clustered video encoding server based on Intel Quick Sync. This means we need Windows on the compute nodes and the Intel graphics driver needs to run. So we consider ...
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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 ...
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pxe boot uefi ends with pxe-e16: No offer received - ip helper address in place

I've been deploying Windows with wds 2012 to clients running in BIOS mode forever, using wds 2012 and dhcp in the same network, but on different boxes. clients are in a different network and on the ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client PXE Boot ends in BSOD: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message ...
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Setup Windows Deployment Services when option 66 is already in use

I am currently trying to setup WDS at my company. The WDS and DHCP are running on two different servers. However, our IP telephony system is currently using option 66 (Boot Server Host Name) in ...
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LTSP Thin client “Fatal! Could not read from the boot medium”

I have searched among the already asked questions but none of them seems to work for me. I am currently running VirtualBox on my Windows-7 host PC (64-bit OS, i5-2400 CPU, 6 GB RAM). I have a ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...
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SLES 11 SP3 with Bootable Driver Kit - unable to fetch image error

I'm trying to install SLES 11 SP3 using Cobbler but it failed after downloading the NBP file. The error on the screen is "Unable to fetch TFTP image". I have a similiar setup for SLES 11 SP2 and it ...
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Convert PXELINUX to gPXE

I have a current working PXELINUX setup, with menu for different OS version. Recently I tried to add VMware installer to it. It was looking great up to a point where I was not able to load the ...
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What URL do I use to PXE boot over http with CentOS 7 dvd?

I have this mount on my nginx server: /home/msh/CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01.iso on /usr/share/nginx/www/iso type iso9660 (ro,relatime) so the root of the iso file system is one step in from the ...
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How to configure mkinitfs for stateless alpine linux / xen DOM0 boot?

I am working on setting up a test bed for some Xen development. I have a development server where I can create new builds of xen and push them to the tftp server to be PXE booted on some test ...
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Getting PXE-E78 error when trying to network boot

When imaging a laptop or desktop through our network, I keep getting these errors. The fix I've found is starting Windows up before I throw up our company image and doing a renew/refresh in cmd. Any ...
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Deploying custom image on PXE client by WDS gives me 0c0000428 error

I create a reference VM, configure and install required programs and do sysprep. I capture an image by WDS (capture image) and upload it on WDS Server. When i try to deploy the image on PXE clients ...
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Custom Live Boot PXE ISO Script

Currently I am using an open source PC auditing software called Open-Audit to audit PCs my company receives off lease from school districts. The software uses snmap to pull hardware information over a ...
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Download kernel+rootfs and boot on it with u-boot

We are working with a few single board computers (SBC). We generate linux embedded images with Yocto (using U-boot as bootloader), and we deploy it manually on SD cards. This works well for now, when ...
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Spacewalk Anaconda Pxe Boot Issue - Kernel Version 3.10… requires linux-firmware 20140911

I'm working with a Spacewalk deployment and have gotten around to the point where I'm looking to boot via pxe using a kickstart file. I've mounted an iso onto the disk using mount -o loop and have ...
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TFTP (for PXE purposes) Server running Debian, problems with Samba

The way my network works, is my DHCP server (pfSense) is on another server at 192.168.1.1. My Mac server is at 192.168.1.2, and my TFTP server (latest version of Debian) is at 192.168.1.3. I've ...
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Cisco Router DHCP Error Logging

I am troubleshooting an issue where a DHCP client is not receiving an address during PXE boot, but receives an address with no issues once booted into Windows. Our Cisco router is also our DHCP ...
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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.