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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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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: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS PXE server setup

I am setting up an Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS PXE server. So here are the steps I proceeded with: Setup my DHCP server Setup my TFTP server Setup my NFS server I place the initrd.gz and kernel in the ...
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How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain?

How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain? The Client asks for a Domain Login when I boot to PXE. My server is running in StandAlone mode which I though would bypass this requirement. I've ...
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DRBL without modifying the DHCP: Possible?

Following up this question I'd like to ask: I use the company's network, but I have no access to the DHCP. I'd like to set up a DRBL server to be able to (re-)install a Linux image any time I want ...
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Adding Logic to DHCP Relay Agent

In our environment we have 3 DHCP Servers used for PXE booting. 1 - FreeBSD PXE 1 - Linux PXE 1 - Disked Imaging (clonezilla-like device) Each device requesting DHCP is on a separate subnet ...
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pxelinux from existing system?

I have setup a pxe server with tftp, it works using a debian installer. http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/478 Now I don't want an installer but a system, that already exists (on usb). ...
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DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client

DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client BACKGROUND: I'm in the process of adding PXE services to an existing SCCM 2007 server. The SCCM server is separate from the DHCP server (Server 2008 x86) and ...
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Retrieving kickstart and other .img file in pxe remote installation in CentOS

I am trying to installation CentOS through pxe tftp installation. Installation starts but it fails to download image files from the http server. but file are accessible on the http server. Logs from ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 - unknown PC boot over PXE - bcd file error

When I want to boot an unknown PC over PXE an error comes after it starts the boot\x64\pxeboot.n12 file. The error looks like a Windows 8 bluescreen and contains: Recovery Your PC needs to be ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 iso by PXE

I'm trying to boot FreeBSD 10 bootonly iso from with pxelinux and tftp, unfortunately the following error appears during freebsd boot: cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...
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SCCM 2012 - Changes Image index, then we can't change it back

Adding a new boot-image to SCCM 2012. Confirmation dialogue at the end of the addition shows Image index of '1' (which we want)- yet when we went to edit the properties > data sources tab > to check ...
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Imaging Process for Multiple Hardware configurations

currently we use a PXE environment to deploy an automated imaging process to PC's for windows 7. We are using an unattended installation with an answer file. This answer file tells the windows ...
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Use different thinstation network configuration files for diffrent OS booting through PXE

I want to use thinstation to boot to RDP client which connects to either Ubuntu or Windows server 2008 R2. The user should be able to choose which OS they want to connect to. I've added the following ...
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How to allow writing locally on read-only NFS Partition

I created my own PXE/NFS network boot server on Ubuntu 12.04 as explained here. I can write to files on client side if I change /etc/exports file like this on server side: /srv/ubuntulivecd/ ...
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Spacewalk, Kickstart, Cobbler, PXE, Dnsmasq

I have installed a Spacewalk server. One of the final features I am trying to configure is Kickstart. I cannot seem to find any definitive documentation on how to set this up in a "real environment". ...
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Creating a local partition with iPXE

Is it possible to create a local partition from an ISO or a similar filetype either within iPXE itself, or with the help of another network boot program? I know PXE is usually used for "diskless ...
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Failing to mount root from ramdisk while PXE boot

I have a working TFTP/DHCP PXE boot environment where I've already booted some images successful. Now I built an CentOS 6.5 diskless image and this one is failing booting with the following error: No ...
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Using a SCCM 2012 Distribution Point as Fileserver for iPXE

Is it possible to use a SCCM 2012 Distribution Point as a fileserver for an iPXE system? I am not too familiar with the concepts of SCCM DPs, I mainly understand their use, not their technical ...