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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
1answer
13 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
666 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
260 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
334 views

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". ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

HP SL250s will not boot from the network, does not appear to DHCP

I have an HP Proliant SL250s Gen8 (right-hand) server which is apparently not able to boot from the network. If I configure the system to PXE boot in the BIOS, or if I hit F12, it does start up the ...
1
vote
1answer
871 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
729 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
304 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
265 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

How can I create a ram root disk for pxeboot of xen dom0?

I've been able to successfully boot a xen kernel and dom0 by setting up things according to this link: http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/Mboot.c32 However, I'm wanting my root partition not to ...
1
vote
1answer
294 views

Serve an NFS mount over TFTP

I have a FreeBSD server on which I would like to run a TFTP server (for PXE). My daemon of choice is tftp-hpa and I have it configured to serve from /tftpboot properly. It works unless I mount ...
1
vote
1answer
236 views

Temporary Windows 7 or Linux via PXE for examns

I am working in a university and we have some computer studios, in which some exams are done on computers (e.g. for working with office software, etc.). The exam obviously requires a clean system, so ...
1
vote
1answer
323 views

When using Windows Deployment Services asks to reauthenticate

We Use WDS to reimage computers over the network. When starting the install over the network it asks us to associate with the domain and user and password. However towards the end it makes us enter ...
2
votes
0answers
170 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
160 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
160 views

Centos 6.5, PXE Boot fails to recognize the SSD device

Goal: Add correct ahci/scsi to my initrd for PXE install of OS. I am using Centos6.5 minimal install ISO. I have a Serial interface only (no VGA), new low cost rangley processor system and need to ...
2
votes
0answers
213 views

How to preseed options before network in Debian/Ubuntu PXE installation?

I'm trying to fully automate an Ubuntu installation over the network, but the preseed file is loaded only after the network adapter detection. Even with those options in the preseed file the ...
2
votes
0answers
278 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
656 views

WDS server & Cisco ASA (DHCP)

My setup: WDS server (w2indows 2003 R2) located on subnet 10.1.1.10 Various site locations all on different subnets. Eah site has a Cisco ASA firewall configured to respdon to DHCP requests. ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
185 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
120 views

ks.cfg file + how to fit the ks.cfg for PXE server

I want to configure the ks.cfg file under PXE server So I will able to install linux from PXE server PXE server include the files ( initrd.img & vmlinuz ) and the ks.cfg My default ks.cfg was ...
1
vote
0answers
188 views

tftpd-hpa inside VMware server fails to deliver files for PXEBoot

I've a PXE server for network installation. Everything was working fine until we virtualized the server using VMware ESXi 5.1. When we try to boot a machine through the network, it got an IP from the ...
1
vote
0answers
310 views

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: ...
1
vote
0answers
191 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
130 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
288 views

opensuse syslinux in a submenu

I'm trying to create a netboot installer that allows installing various versions of linux. My TFTP server is dnsmasq from debian wheezy. I've got debian, ubuntu, and fedora working fine, but I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
280 views

Windows Server 2003 R2 SIS Groveler start error

Hi I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 running and I need to have a WDS with mixed mode so I can deploy Windows 7 & Windows XP images. I went to setup the first image and after the wizard was done ...
1
vote
0answers
388 views

Kickstart PXE Boot Installation not working

I tried installing PXE Boot Installation Server on RHEL 6.0. I seem to have done everything according to the page: http://www.linux-sxs.org/internet_serving/pxeboot.html. In my case, the client ...
1
vote
0answers
185 views

Why would a diskless boot linux box stop seeing local hard drives?

A little background... I work on a system that uses PXE booting for the majority of the nodes. Several of these nodes have local hard drives that are used for persistent storage of data needed for ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Ubuntu 14.04 PXE boot with initrd (initramfs) kernel panic

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

BMC nics are blocking DHCP offers from reaching target nic

In our environment we have a range of Dell and HP servers with two mac addresses for one interface, one mac for the BMC and one mac for the nic itself, but they share the same physical interface. ...
0
votes
0answers
308 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
297 views

VFS: Cannot open root device “nfs” or unknown-block(0,255)

I am trying to setup a diskless client which will mount over nfs to the server. When I try to boot the client I get the following error message: VFS: Cannot open root device "nfs" or ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

DRBL server hangs after assigning IP address

I'm trying to install DRBL and Clonezilla on a Debian 7.2 server, following this guide. I've got DRBL installed, and the client's PXE environment can get an IP address from the DHCP server running ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

Cobbler 2.2.2-1 XenServer 6.2

I tried to configure XenServer 6.2 to install via Cobbler. Importing and configuration via web interface fails on loading xenserver/xen.gz xenserver/vmlinuz xenserver/install.img I tried own ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

gPXE API not detected

I have a PXE setup where I have the following line in default file: LABEL someos com32 gpxecmd.c32 append chain pxelinux.cfg/some.ipxe Here gpxecmd.c32 is copied from /var/lib/tftp ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

PXE not booting the anymore

I have a PXE boot isse; Since we upgraded the firmwares of our Emulex fibre Ethernet cards on one of our servers, it doesn't want to boot any more from pxe. I updated the pxelinux.0 file to a more ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Trying to restore images via clonezilla

I'm trying to restore an image to a computer on a local area network. I setup drbl via the drblsrv -i and drblpush -i commands, and pretty much left all those options to default (except for number of ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

OpenThinClient - Start up error - RPC Timeout

It's my first time using openthinclient, I find it great that I will be able to boot my desktop as a thin client without having to format it and if my RDP server is down, the desktop will boot its ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
240 views

UEFI PXE Boot on Cisco UCS Platform

Has anyone managed to work out how to UEFI PXE boot a Cisco UCS server. I am trying with C series but I expect B series would be similar. On boot up the server will perform a legacy PXE boot without ...
0
votes
0answers
213 views

PXE Boot an ISO with iSCSI information

High Level: I'm using pxelinux.0 and memdisk to boot a Windows PE iso. I then connect to an iSCSI lun and apply a Windows WIM. More information: Normally netboot/i is used to automatically assign ...
0
votes
0answers
490 views

How to configure Multiple diskless clients with CentOS6.4?

I need to boot multiple hosts from the same nfs server. to prepare I use: yum -y groupinstall "Base" "Server Platform" --installroot=/var/lib/tftpboot/cos6.4/root/ my tftp configuration is: vi ...
0
votes
0answers
113 views

Automatically restoring a hard disk image using network boot

I have a bunch of identical PCs that I need to restore to factory default hard disk images as easily as possible. By default, they have network boot enabled, so it seems like the easiest method would ...