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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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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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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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1answer
78 views

Unable to mount the file system from server to client while booting through network

I want a client which loads kernel and file system from the server through network. Till now, On server side, i changed the settings in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to get an ip-address to the client. After ...
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PXE boot Linux - what goes where?

I have an x86-64 machine that can boot via PXE, and want to boot a live Fedora 17. I do not want to install it, I just want to run as though booting the live CD. For a server I have (read: am stuck ...
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Ubuntu installer over PXE doesn't see network adapters => can't download preseed

I'm booting one virtualbox VM from another virtualbox VM (with cobbler) over PXE. Both machines have 2 adapters: 1) external network and 2) host-only network. The "client" VM successfully boots into ...
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Booting XenServer 5.6 from iSCSI

I would like to setup a diskless XenServer 5.6 FP 1 machine that boots from an iSCSI target. I think installation onto an iSCSI should be pretty easy: start the installer, open up a shell, use ...
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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Asked this in stackoverflow but they recommended I post this here: Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out ...
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Netboot Ubuntu w/out Physical Access

We have roughly 12 servers running Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.10 that I'm planning on reformatting and converting to CentOS 5.5. We have a SpaceWalk server setup, so we have the capability to do a PXE boot and ...
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Dell PowerEdge 860 always does PXE boot

We bought a Dell PowerEdge 860 and installed Windows Server 2008 standard. So far so good. Now everytime the server reboots, it tries to PXE boot and hangs on cannot find pxe bootable, press f1 to ...
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Network booting from PXE

I need to use a network boot server. However, the DHCP Server is pointing to the wrong boot image filename and server. I can't change the DHCP Server itself, since that is controlled by another ...
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4answers
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How to boot ISO image using gpxe and memdisk?

I have a repository of an ISO images (many different OS installers in ISO format) under http://myrepos/*.iso. I would like to boot from that repo using gPXE (with/without memdisk if necessary) and ...
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How to PXE boot if BIOS does not suppport it

Situation: I have an old rack server that I want to use as a test machine. The BIOS does not support network boot, and cannot be upgraded. I need to install a fresh OS on it. Is there anything I can ...
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PXE bootable browser

I would like to have a system that boots using PXE and only runs a single application: A graphical webbrowser with a hardcoded homepage that loads upon opening. I could use the Knoppix Terminal ...
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Acronis True Image EE Server taking over network PXE booting?

I have about 5 servers that I run Acronis True Image EE server on for image backups on a company network. For a few weeks now, I've received reports of company desktop end users booting up their ...
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PXE booting with TFTPD32 For windows Server 2008

Perhaps, I'm missing some basic step in PXE booting, but I have TFTPD32 running and when the computer connects via PXE it seem to load fine and then nothing. What file do I need to point to as my ...