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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strange routing table after PXE boot WinPE

I have a pxe boot WinPE using iPXE, iPXE config file as follow: sanhook iscsi:10.86.13.52::::iqn.2003-01.org.linux-iscsi.htpc.x8664:sn.d2a44be19814 cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set ...
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SCCM 2012 - PXE-M0F - abortpxe.com with unknown computers failing

I have one SCCM 2012 server not correctly responding to PXE requests for unknown computers. The server has PXE boot support enabled, enabled unknown computer support, boot images available with OS ...
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Workstation receiving a PXE-E51 when trying to load WDS

I have two of the same laptop, Dell Latitude E6320 that I am testing my WDS server with. The first is the one I used to capture the image and then deploy the same image on. The second however gets an ...
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How does a host locate a PXE server?

I'm trying to PXE boot a Cisco UCS C260 M2. For the UCS, or a host in general being booted from PXE, is a PXE server IP specified in the BIOS, or is a PXE server searched for on the same subnet? The ...
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PXE boot linux and windows

Here is the scenario: I have 3 machines connected to the network thru a switch: one is the server that can act as the tftp server, switch has the DHCP server and other 2 machines needs OS to be ...
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Debian Network boot with a VLAN (DHCP + TFTP)

I've been given 34 servers (HP Proliant) to use for HPC. Due to the server owners' request, 33 of these will need to act as diskless thick clients, and one will act as DHCP and TFTP server to enable ...
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Installing Hyper-V using pxelinux in Linux environment

I know Hyper-v can be installed using PXE server but most of the article that I see use Windows Deployment Services or uses two servers, one Linux and one Windows. Is there a way I can automate ...
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TFTP/PXE with the foreman

I'm having trouble getting PXE working with the foreman. It dl's pxelinux.0 fine, find the correct pxelinux.cfg for the mac address and then tried to download the kernel. Then we have a failure: ...
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Does nova support pxe boot?

I'm working on an OpenStack-based project. Now we need a virtual machine to boot from PXE. I cannot find any document about that. Does nova support PXE boot? If yes, how do I create a KVM image that ...
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Running scripts during pxe build

I am trying to find a solution when deploying VMs and physical hosts using PXE where I can interact with a database to build a host or VM so I can manipulate the build process. An example of this ...
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System Center Configuration Manger 2012 SP1 PXE boot

I am trying to set up my System Center Configuration manager server to be a PXE server for client deployments but I am having no luck in getting it to work. It seems to bypass SCCM and boot right ...
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Client see Windows Deployment Services but still get “selected boot device failed” error

Like the title says I can't Windows Deployment Services working. The client laptop has an ethernet IP address of 10.0.4.94. On the secondary DHCP server I've set option 60 to PXEClient, option 66 to ...
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Pxe net install Centos with Static IP

I seem to be unable to perform a kickstart installation of centos5.8 with a netinstall. It correctly gets into the text installer, but keeps sending out a request for the dhcp server and failing. I ...
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PXE boot Windows 7 repair disc from Linux server

I have a Linux PXE server used to boot Clonezilla, Debian rescue, etc. on client machines when needed. Is it possible to add the Windows 7 recovery CD (repair disc) to the available systems on this ...
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Solaris 11.1 AI client: HTTP connection times out

I am trying to install a client off the current 11.1 automated installation (AI) image. I have not modified any manifests and just run the default config after "installadm create-service" which should ...
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PXE boot linux. PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received

I am trying to have an ubuntu box (192.168.10.9) acting as a PXE server, but i have trouble getting DHCP to work. The PXE server is connected to a SOHO router (192.168.10.1) acting as a switch. I have ...
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Mac OS X Server Configure DHCP Options 66 and 67

I need to configure Mountain Lion (10.8.2) OS X Server BOOTP to provide DHCP options 66 and 67 to provide PXE booting for PCs on my network. I have tried following the bootpd MAN pages, but they are ...
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Proxmox and PXE boot

I have 10 rack servers, each has an 80 GB hard drive, and a Dell PowerVault with no hard drives. It is possible to take all these hard drives and put them in the PowerVault cluster, then boot proxmox ...
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Take existing linux install and make it pxeboot

Is there any way I can take an existing install of debian that I have on a usb drive and make it so I can pxeboot it as a ramdisk image? Almost everything I find online is about making a image boot ...
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Installing Windows 7 over PXE, preferably with domain autojoin

At an educational non-profit, I've inherited a previously set-up Windows domain that, after the first reinstall of the machines, we ended up not using by simply not joining machines back into the ...
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Setting a VM boot CD via PowerCLI

I have a sneaking suspicion that this may be a bug, but I'm definitely willing to entertain the possibility that I'm doing things wrong. I have a VMware virtual machine in $vm, and I'm trying to ...
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NFS-Root not working when booting over PXE

I am desperately trying to get a diskless client running over PXE-Boot using a NFS-Share as a root file system. I did this before some years ago but for some reason I am stucked at this since days. ...
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How to install an Ubuntu 12.04 server VM with virt-install without graphics locally (preferably from an ISO)?

I've seen similar questions here but they don't seem to answer the question, instead deferring to graphical installs or PXE-based installs (and with little detail on the latter for my use case). I ...
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Ghost Solution Suite: Booting over PXE to WinPE for re-imaging, then booting to installed OS

I have 40 networked computers that need to be re-imaged each night over a network via an automatic and unattended process. This is to reset the computers to a default state, as well as update the ...
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Get hardware serial number by MAC address?

Is there a command like the following: wmic /node:"COMPUTERNAME" bios get serialnumber But by MAC address instead of computer name? A solution to that would be appreciated, although if you have ...
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What is the difference betweeen “Network install” and “Network Boot” options in virt-manager when installing a new virtual machine

From my understanding of PXE (Preboot Execution Environment), I know that there must be some negotiation first between the booting client and a DHCP server to obtain network parameters (IP address, ...
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PXE booting LACP hosts on Force10 S50N with FTOS

Hardware: S50N Firmware: FTOS 8.4.2.6 Problem: We're trying to PXE boot some servers that are connected via port-channel interfaces with LACP. Current Work-around: we PXE boot a server with a ...
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CentOS 5 kickstart requesting .discinfo in incrementing disc# folders

I am attempting to PXE boot a CentOS 5 installation and it is hanging at anaconda start without errors. I can see on the web server side that it is requesting the same .discinfo file over and over ...
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PXE localboot fails (timer doesn't countdown)

I'm currently using a Centos PXE server and everything in the menus is working great but no matter what setting I try for local boot countdown it doesn't countdown. It sets there with "Automatic boot ...
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Network boot from a non-default NIC on a HP ProLiant G7 server

I need to force a ProLiant DL380 G7 server to PXE boot from a non-default (not Port 1) NIC. So far I was unsuccessful in finding out how to do this, or if it's even possible. I will be very grateful ...
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Can ISC DHCPD operate as a Proxy DHCP server for PXE boot?

I have an existing LAN with a DHCP server already dishing out IP addresses. For various reasons I cannot replace that server so it will still need to dish out IP addresses. I've been experimenting ...
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How do I PXE boot multiple Windows 7 desktops off the same image?

Some years ago in my uni days I recall that the uni labs booted windows nt over the network. There was a shared drive for your own stuff, and other than that any changes you did to the running OS were ...
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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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Linux unattended installation

I'm wondering if it's possible to do a network installation (PXE Boot) from a disk image. I know that I could use Kickstart files or Cobbler but my servers have a lot of custom settings (additional ...
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Is there a match on incoming interface in DHCPd classes?

(Note, the title of the question Is there a way to classify DHCP requests based on the interface they're coming from? is what I want answered, but it doesn't actually ask that question for a ...
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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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SCCM 2012 unable to update boot images with pxe enabled

we are fighting an error in sccm 2012. When we attempt to distribute boot images (after selecting the pxe option) we receive an error that the pxe image cannot be expanded (distmgr log). Can you ...
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PXE Boot Fedora 17 Error

When trying to boot into the latest Fedora 17 cd via PXE, I am presented with the following error: PXE dracut: fatal: no or empty root= argument So, I added a root= line to my fedora menu entry ...
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Loading multipath in SuSE install initrd for PXE

I'm reinstalling cluster nodes with SLES11-SP1. The nodes are boot on SAN and will use the official RDAC driver once installed. But during installation (boot from the network using PXE) there is no ...
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Add “Image Windows” to pxe boot menu

I have a Fog server running (which contains my OS images). However, when booting from a client I want to reimage it without using the web gui. So I need to add an entry to my pxelinux.cfg\default file ...
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Booting large ISO through PXE

I currently have a FOG server (which works perfectly fine) and I'm trying to boot Windows 7 through it (with memdisk). But, since the ISO is rather large (more than 6 GB) it will try to put the ISO ...
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Modifying the initrd.img to run additional binaries in a PXE booted RHEL 6

I am trying to add additional automation to our existing RHEL 6 (or Oralce's implementation thereof) PXE install process by running a script in the %pre section of my kickstart config that call ...
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PXE boot Linux - which directories must be writable?

I'm planning to set up a small Hadoop cluster where the slave nodes boot and run from a central PXE server, to simplify deployment and updates, and to enable all of the disks on the slaves to be ...
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Boot and/or synchronise linux image from network

I'm looking for a solution (or at least for some guide/pathway/manual) to boot AND SYNCHRONISE Linux images from network. I already understand how network boot (PXE, DHCP, TFTP) works. In my ...
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Change pointer to IP address of PXE server WDS

The company I'm working for bought another company that's got its own domain. We've connected these together and noticed that both domains have got their own WDS server. Let's call our primary WDS ...
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setup rogue DHCP when using PXE boot

Recently I want to setup PXE boot server (i.e. DHCP server + TFTP server + syslinux software) for my company network in a LAN. I have read the setup details at here: ...
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debian PXE install content of preseed.cfg file to ensure network firmware gets installed

I have a trouble using the preseed.cfg file while installing Debian by PXE. My network card needs the firmware-bnx2 package to be taken in account by the debian kernel. During the PXE boot process, ...
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FreeBSD Netboot over TFTP

Is there a way to boot FreeBSD over TFTP? All the instructions I've seen require you to transition to NFS after PXEBOOT has loaded.
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OS X bootpd as dhcp server not giving out ip addresses

I'm experimenting with PXE lan-boot on my Mac OS 10.6; After some prolonged trouble shooting, I've gotten to the point where LaunchD is nicely running bootpd with the following options: <?xml ...
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Netboot Debian (wheezy) from NFS v4

Is it possible to boot Debian Wheezy from NFS v4? Bootwing with NFS v3 works just fine. NFS v4 not. This is in my /etc/exports: /nfs ...