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how to load grub with menu in ipxe setup

I am trying to setup an ipxe environment on a vmware. I would like to configure the setup with UEFI. I have setup a ubuntu-server and configured it as pxe-server. via downloading ipxe, isc-dhcpd, tftp-...
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Define multiple filename options in DHCP config based on different range

Intro I am trying to use a centos box for DHCP and TFTP function, for iPXE boot. I have one subnet configured for DHCP, but it has multiple ranges and each range has a different iPXE boot URL. Problem ...
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undercloud ipxe boot failing on a few machines

I have several hpdl385 380 and 360 machines. the 385's are having issues during the ipxe boot where they grab an ip and then cant complete the configuration . I have successfully installed the ...
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UEFI-based laptops not displaying the iPXE boot menu

UEFI-based laptops not displaying the iPXE boot menu I'm testing iPXE to replace the old PXE solution. For my test environment, I'm using CentOS 8 with iPXE, Dnsmasq and Apache installed from the ...
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How to avoid "NBP is too big to fit into free base memory" after searching for boot device repeatedly?

I have some servers which can repeatedly retry searching for boot devices (local sata disk, usb stick, netboot) at startup until one is available. I have a netboot setup with iPXE as well. By default ...
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Create iPXE UEFI bootable image for QEMU/Libvirt with custom next-server and filename

I can create a VM with libvirt/qemu to boot in UEFI mode. I know that it does iPXE by default, but I want to create/modify a iPXE image in order to override filename and next-server properties. How ...
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Chainloading to WDS from iPXE with UEFI

I am in the process of configuring our WDS server to support booting multiple OS's over the network. We have this setup and working using PXELinux for BIOS systems but need to support UEFI systems ...
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iSCSI read errors during iPXE boot

EDIT: Substantially updated 2019-02-16 to include additional troubleshooting information. I've had iPXE and iSCSI environments in place for years now, but for the first time I'm attempting to do an ...
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Automatically deploy Win10 using iPXE

I have iPXE working to boot the Win10 installer. Problem is: after it boots to the installer, I have to do the following: net use s: \\192.168.250.74\pxe\boot\Win10lts bar /user:foo s:\sources\setup....
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iPXE to iSCSI target - missing parameter and naming confusion

I have a pyTarget iSCSI target. I'm able to use iPXE to connect to the target and install Ubuntu. After installation, I can't boot into the image, however. pyTarget config.xml: <root> <!...
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Installing windows OS on iSCSI san storage using iPXE BOOT

Captured boot up process I'm trying to make a diskless PC client and install the operating system on a SAN Storage. As of now I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 and it will serve as my DHCP/WDS and SAN ...
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UEFI iPXE boot into debian results in grub shell

For a bit of context, I'm a sysadmin student, trying to expand my network knowledge since it's not my strongest point. Currently, I'm experimenting with PXE. A few days ago, I set up a few ESXi ...
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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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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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Broadcom NIC stays down in iPXE

I'm repurposing some old servers as budget compute farm diskless nodes and am trying to get iPXE to do iSCSI boot on an HP DL145 G3 which has an embedded Broadcom NetXtreme 5715 dual-ported NIC. ...