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 to local boot

I was looking for some advice on changing the servers from being diskless to using local disk to boot. I have couple of servers that are diskless and boot from the PXE server and use iscsi disks for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...