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I find myself stuck trying to make linux mint 19 available from my wds.

I can boot windows, ubuntu, centos, debian, kali linux AND linux mint 18 with minimal problems but linux mint 19 just won't boot.

Curent menu file :

DEFAULT      vesamenu.c32
PROMPT       0

MENU TITLE PXE Boot Menu
MENU INCLUDE pxelinux.cfg/graphics.conf

## Local Boot ##

LABEL local
menu label ^Boot Normally
localboot -1
Type 0x80

## Windows ##

LABEL wds
menu label Install Windows
KERNEL pxeboot.0

## Linux ##

LABEL LinuxMint18Cinnamon
MENU LABEL ^LIVE Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
KERNEL /ISO/Mint18Cinnamon/casper/vmlinuz
APPEND boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.6:/ISO/Mint18Cinnamon initrd=/ISO/Mint18Cinnamon/casper/initrd.lz

label Centos7
menu label ^Install Centos 7
KERNEL /Linux/Centos7/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=/Linux/Centos7/initrd.img repo=nfs:192.168.1.6:/ISO/CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1810.iso 

label Debian9.8
menu label ^Install Debian 9.8
kernel /Linux/Debian9.8/linux
append initrd=/Linux/Debian9.8/initrd.gz

label Ubuntu19.04
menu label ^Install Ubuntu 19.04
kernel /Linux/Ubuntu19.04/linux
append initrd=/Linux/Ubuntu19.04/initrd.gz

LABEL Kali Linux 2019
MENU LABEL ^Kali 2019
kernel /ISO/Kali2019/live/vmlinuz
append vga=normal boot=live netboot=nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.6:/ISO/Kali2019 initrd=/ISO/Kali2019/live/initrd.img

## TESTING ##

LABEL LinuxMint19Cinnamon
MENU LABEL ^Install Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
KERNEL /ISO/Mint19Cinnamon/casper/vmlinuz
APPEND boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.6:/ISO/Mint19Cinnamon initrd=/ISO/Mint19Cinnamon/casper/initrd.lz

Errors

  • Failed to start Set console font and keymap error

    systemctl status console-setup.service gives the same error, with an additionnal /bin/setupcon: 903: /bin/setupcon: cannot open /tmp/tempkbd.axcw04: No sush file. Restarting console-setup.service makes it work, but I am still stuck with no live mint.

  • Failed to mount /tmp

    systemctl status tmp.mount says Mount process finished, but there is no mount. and Failed with result "protocol". Restarting tmp.mount does not change anything.

I've also tried configuring it the same way as the other distros, but I never go as far as Linux Mint 18's, so I'm not going to explain every last error they made.

I did try adding rw at the end of the APPEND, but it did not change anything. Also added root=/dev/nfs and a combination of the two, but still the same errors.

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See here how Serva PXE boots Mint 19. In that case CIFS is used instead of NFS but you can easily change the afected variables.

[PXESERVA_MENU_ENTRY]
asset    = Mint 19 Live
platform = 64bit

kernel_bios    = /NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/vmlinuz
append_bios    = showmounts toram root=/dev/cifs initrd=/NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/initrd.lz,/NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/INITRD_N11.2.3.GZ boot=casper netboot=cifs nfsroot=//$IP_BSRV$/NWA_PXE_SHARE/$HEAD_DIR$ NFSOPTS=-ouser=serva,pass=avres,sec=ntlm,vers=1.0,ro ip=dhcp ro ipv6.disable=1
ipappend_bios  = 2

kernel_efi64   = /NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/vmlinuz
append_efi64   = showmounts toram root=/dev/cifs initrd=/NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/initrd.lz,/NWA_PXE/$HEAD_DIR$/casper/INITRD_N11.2.3.GZ boot=casper netboot=cifs nfsroot=//$IP_BSRV$/NWA_PXE_SHARE/$HEAD_DIR$ NFSOPTS=-ouser=serva,pass=avres,sec=ntlm,vers=1.0,ro ip=dhcp ro ipv6.disable=1
ipappend_efi64 = 2

See how Serva uses an additional INITRD_N11.2.3.GZ providing needed scripts and/or missing kernel modules fpr PXE being able to work

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Thanks to Pat I figured out that I only need to add toram to the APPEND for it to work.

The working config :

LABEL LinuxMint19Cinnamon
MENU LABEL ^Install Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
KERNEL /ISO/Mint19Cinnamon/casper/vmlinuz
APPEND toram boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.6:/ISO/Mint19Cinnamon initrd=/ISO/Mint19Cinnamon/casper/initrd.lz

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