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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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pxe boot fails with message: no DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found

I am trying to pxe-boot a machine (client), and in the process I am trying to setup a tftp server that this machine can boot off. On the server, which runs Ubuntu 10.10, I have setup dhcp, dns, nfs, ...
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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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PXE-E11: ARP Timeout

I am trying to do a PXE boot from a LTSP server connected directly to the client computer. My problem is, during netboot, it says: CLIENT MAC ADDR: 8C 89 A5 E0 6C 86 GUID: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PXE DHCP configuration with existing DHCP server

How does a DHCP service need to be configured, so that it handles PXE requests while there is still another DHCP server on the network? I managed to set up a working PXE system in a separate ...
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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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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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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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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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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 FreeBSD iso from pxelinux server

I'm using FOG as a TFTP / PXE server and would like to be able to boot a FreeBSD LiveCD (specifically pfSense, but it could be any LiveCD, really); I've found HOWTOs for booting a "netboot" BSD but ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...