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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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 ...
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Can I PXE-boot a desktop PC into a Hyper-V VM?

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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Inconsistent DHCP replies with Windows 2008R2 DHCP server

I've got a Windows 2008R2 standard server running DHCP services. We've noticed that certain clients are receiving inconsistent DHCP replies. We have over 175 Windows workstations in this VLAN that ...
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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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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 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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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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PXE boot — kernel not found on TFTP server

I followed the following link for PXE boot, http://www.howtoforge.com/setting-up-a-pxe-install-server-on-ubuntu-9.10-p3 and I was able to ping the client from the server and also when I booted up the ...
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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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Is Imaging over wireless possible and/or feasible? PXE boot over Wireless?

I am looking to implement (if possible/feasible) the ability to image a PC and Mac via our wireless network. Is this actually possible? I have read multiple documents that newer Macbook Airs can do ...
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BAD ARCHIVE MIRROR using PXE BOOT method

i m trying to automatically install UBUNTU on a client PC by using the method of PXE BOOT method....my Objectives are below:- i m following the steps given in this link installation using PXE BOOT ...
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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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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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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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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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Why can I not get a WDS-originated PXE boot to progress past the first file download?

I'm trying to work out an automated Windows install process, and thought I'd give WDS a look. After some promising initial progress, I seem to have hit a wall. I imported the boot and install WIMs, ...
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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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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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PXE boot fails to get IP address via DHCP, but DHCP works when OS booted

I'm trying to PXE-boot a Cisco UCS C240 server to install a new OS over the network, but it isn't picking up an IP address via DHCP during boot. I get the "No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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DRBL: Clonezilla won't start (the PXE boot menu command only makes some flicker)

I have a Ubuntu 11.04 (amd64) PC with DRBL server on it. I set it to provide Clonezilla in partition restore mode. Client PCs do boot in PXE and DRBL menu is shown but the Clonezilla menu item won't ...
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Multiple PXE server same subnet

I've been struggling with this for some time. I have a few test machines that boot from the network, they receive the boot data from the DHCP server, this tells them who is the boot server where is ...
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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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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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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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Provisioning DELL servers using only linux tools

We have taken delivery of a bunch off Dell Poweredge Rack servers. Unfortunately when ordering it was neglegted to ask for dhcp to be enabled in the built in iDRAC controlers... So they are all stuck ...
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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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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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PXE booting of Linux OSs using NFS (Ubuntu works, but not Debian and Fedora)

I have created functional PXE servers on both Ubuntu and Debian that are able to host Ubuntu 10.04.4 (32 and 64 bit) as well as the Offline NT Password/Regedit disk. Now I am attempting to install ...
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Booting DBAN from PXE failing with non-fatal errors

I have a functioning PXE configuration that allows to boot to an installation by Kickstart or rescue, both via RHEL6 media. I'm trying to add DBAN to the mix to make for a more complete solution for ...
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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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Clonezilla-SE with another DHCP Server in LAN

I want to install Clonezilla-Server(192.168.1.100) in a network that already have a DHCP Server (dd-wrt with dnsmasq - 192.168.1.1). I've installed Clonezilla-SE on ubuntu Server 10.10, once installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to get windows 2008server r2 DHCP to hand out an IP to a PXE-booting client

I really need some help here, Im trying to get a client to PXE-boot using WDS from a 2008 server R2. I've set up a DHCP scope from 10.0.0.11 - 10.0.0.20 255.255.255.0 The server is handing out IPs ...
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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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PXE with WDS & Windows Server 2012 - no filename option in DHCP lease?

I'm trying to configure Windows Server 2012 (a virtual box VM) with WDS so I can PXE boot some Windows 7 VMs (also virtual box). All the machines involved are only attached to the "host only ...
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WDS deploying Different architectures (64-bit and 32-bit) with a single boot image

At the moment I have a WDS server set up with 2 Windows 7 boot images (32 Bit and 64 Bit) because we are running a mixed environment which will stay mixed for the near future. We are moving to a VLAN ...
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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 ...