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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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Set up dnsmasq as a DHCP Proxy for UEFI HTTP(S) boot

Can I set up dnsmasq as a DHCP Proxy for UEFI HTTP(S) boot? It appears hard to impossible, as dnsmasq only seems to support being a proxy for the older TFTP-based PXE Boot, and I don't want to send ...
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pxe boot: tell client to try next boot option

We have a setup using ISC dhcpd and tftpd to make UEFI PXE clients install their operating system. Once the system is up and running it automatically 'registers' the node by adding a line like this to ...
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Error setting up base reposotory while using pxe booting centos9 with kickstart file

I am trying to setup a PXE boot server in centos for unattended install of OS, for POC I am using a centos7 as a PXE server which is running on Citrix hypervisor, I am using a kickstart file. When I ...
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How to configure DHCP relay when NAT is also used?

I have a multi-homed application server that serves multiple networks that are not connected with each other (other than being all connected to the server, each one on its dedicated network interface)....
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How to include network drivers in the initramfs for PXE booting?

I am working on setting up PXE Booting on a HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server. The server has a HPE Ethernet 100Gb 1-port 842QSFP28 Adapter for the network interface. We have a custom linux kernel that ...
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Alpine: Boot via iPXE and execute a script: can't stat "Filesystem": No such file or directory

I want to execute Alpine Linux and execute a script. alpine.ipxe #!ipxe # Unfortunately "https" will fail with current iPXE with "operation not permitted" # https://ipxe.org/err/...
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How to use grub as netboot menu with ipxe?

I am setting up a small office’s netboot solution. I have the machines configured to pxe boot an initial ipxe.efi nbp with an embedded ipxe script to chain request against a matchbox server for my k8s ...
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DHCP failover with PXE

I'm trying to set up DHCP failover with PXE booting allowed from one of the DHCP servers. As required by the DHCP specification, I've setup separate pools for "regular" DHCP and for PXE ...
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How to troubleshoot PXE boot from DD-WRT dnsmasq not sending tftp server info?

I have a MikroTik hEXs router (firmware v6.47.1) which I want to flash with OpenWRT. The OpenWRT wiki site has detailed instructions on the procedure, and it requires that one netboot the router. My ...
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Servers network connection lost in an arbitrary fashion

I have about 300 server nodes using PXE boot process and with dhcp ip. Those 300 nodes communicate with a "central" server that is served as the PXE server and dhcp server. However those ...
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How does the variable "pxe_default_server" get set in Red Hat 7.9?

We have a RHEL 7.9 server that is acting as a DHCP/TFTP (PXE) server servicing multiple subnets. Below is a copy of our dhcpd.conf file (the DHCP/PXE server is X.Y.145.98): allow bootp; allow booting; ...
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DHCP server does not provide correct filename for PXE

I'm trying to configure PXE server for both Legacy/UEFI support. So I need to provide different bootloaders based on architecture of machine. Here's part of dhcpd.conf: option architecture-type code ...
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Setting up PXE server in an school environment

I am starting the research phase of setting up a PXE server to cover a Junior High School campus but have never done so and have a few questions that pertain to our School District networking setup ...
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netbooting CentOS via PXE and UEFI : unable to mount root over nfs -- failed to switch root path /sysroot

Last weekend, I went down the rabbit hole of trying to netboot rockylinux on raspberry pi 4. I was able make it work as far as being able to boot the kernel. But I fail to properly nfs mount root. I ...
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Centos 7 dhcp server not responding to UEFI PXE DISCOVER

I'm trying to set up a Centos 7 server as a dhcp server for PXE (UEFI). I'be tried several changes to the dhcpd.conf file, but nothing seems to make a difference. dhcpd.conf: allow booting; allow ...
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PXE with proxyDHCP server: What makes a DHCP client accept / ignore offers from primary DHCP?

I am considering a setup with a primary DHCP server providing "IP data" (IP address, subnet mask, DNS, …), and a proxyDHCP server providing only PXE boot options. As it happens, my proxyDHCP ...
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Boot configuration Data error during PXE boot after add VMware drivers

I have WDS and MDT installed on a Windows Server in my network. The WDS server is on the same subnet as the client machine. I am getting the following error on my VMware VMs when trying to boot ...
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Force sending DHCP options

I have a lab spectrometer that boots using PXE from boot files stored on a computer. They exist inside a local network with the computer acting as both the DHCP and TFTP server. The spectrometer ...
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Setting up PXE using Windows Server & Tiny PXE Server

I'm trying to setup a small PXE/bootable OS desktop for testing. I want to boot the OS over network. I'm using the built-in Windows Server iSCSI target and Tiny PXE Server. The PXE part seems to be ...
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32-bit Linux UEFI network booting

I am trying to boot temporary Linux via UEFI network boot, and I need it 32-bit x86. Only 32-bit live distribution I know is RescueCD which seem to have no EFI stub in kernel to boot. I was trying to ...
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Kickstart for CentOS9

Is there a kickstart feature in CentOS9? When I try to install system-config-kickstart I am getting the following message No match for argument: system-config-kickstart Error: Unable to find a match: ...
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After installing ubuntu server error PXE-E53 and PXE-M0F on Fujitsu Primergy S1

My server was running on Debian 11. I have wanted to reinstall it with a new Debian version and after installation, it wrote me: Please remove installation medium, then press Enter I have removed the ...
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PXE Images Losing Active Directory Trust

I'm using a PXE booting system which relies on Windows 10 VHDs to boot from in order to image across all our clients with a clean image upon every reboot. Problem is we rely on Active Directory for ...
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With a Bridged ethernet connection to a virtual machine is the Host's firewall going to be passed through in-route to the vm's ip address?

Ok so some background: I have a linux virutal machine running a pxe server who's setup I copyied from my physical linux server that I setup in the past for booting a headless system. It works and ...
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Spacewalk kickstart installation does not automatically begin until the enter key is pressed

I am trying to automate the linux installation process using Spacewalk 2.10. Everything else seems to be working, except I have to select the boot option by manually pressing the enter key. Otherwise, ...
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DNSMASQ-TFTP failed sending file for PXE boot

2 month ago my PXE installation worked perfectly, now it can't send the file grubx64.efi to begin the PXE installation. juil. 08 08:03:05 install-server.my.domain dnsmasq[5913]: started, version 2.79 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 desktop pxe boot fails with no live file system on network

I have configured a ubuntu20 desktop pxe boot using nfs but it stops saying unable to find a live filesystem on the network, but ubuntu18 works fine in the same server can anyone help me.let me know ...
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No DNS on PXE booted Linux Live System with NetworkManager

I've built a custom Debian Live CD (using live-boot and containing a kernel, initrd and a filesystem.squashfs) which includes specific tools we regularly use. The Live CD works flawlessly if booted ...
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PXE boot failing on RHEL install; PXE-E79

i'm trying to install RHEL 9.0 on a gigabyte motherboard, Product Name: H170M-D3H-CF. My dhcp setup has worked in the past, so I don't think the dhcp is the issue. I know that something is going ...
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During which dracut hook can a PXE client rename predictable interfaces names with a udev rule?

tl;dr: During load of an initramfs (execution of dracut modules) on a PXE client, I need to rename the kernel-given (predictable) interface names (right now they're unpredictable ethX names). This way,...
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dnsmasq - failed to bind DHCP server socket: Address already in use - DHCP proxy

I have some issue with dnsmasq. I'm trying to use the existing dhcp that is provide by my router to create a pxe server but dnsmasq give me an errror. /etc/dnsmasq.conf : port=0 log-dhcp dhcp-range=...
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Two DHCP, One PXE

I am trying to figure how to build a specific topology in our servers, but mostly I want help on theoretical level. I understand that you can have 2 DHCP servers on a same network as long as they have ...
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Immutable/ephemeral W10 desktops

(As reader may guess, I'm more familiar & comfortable in the Linux/POSIX world, so please keep that in mind) I'm in the process of rebuiling n+20 laptops, intended for semi-public use (MakerSpace: ...
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Using a compressed initrd when pxe booting

I'm using netboot/pxeboot with grub. menuentry "Install Ubuntu 20.04" { set gfxpayload=keep echo 'Loading vmlinuz ...' linux /tftp/vmlinuz ip=dhcp netboot=nfs nfsroot=10.0.0.20:/data/...
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How would I configure grub to skip the menu or set a timeout?

I was able to successfully configure PXE and pressed to get an entirely automated install running except for 1 issue: The GRUB menu pauses indefinitely until the user selects an option. I've got my ...
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Switching from WDS to MDT

I am in the process of moving from WDS to MDT. I will be installing MDT alongside WDS on the same box. The concept I am not grasping is at what point in this process will clients pxe boot to the MDT ...
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How to PXE Boot VM on VMware Workstation without using a TFTP server?

I'm trying to PXE boot a vm made by VMware Workstation on my local machine. On a separate subnet I have the PXE server and DHCP server. I do not want to use a TFTP server or use IP Helpers. When I ...
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Why do I get an error when connecting to a tftp server PXE-T00 pxelinux.0 filename too long?

As a DHCP server, I have a Mikrotik configured with options 66 and 67. /ip dhcp-server option add name="option66" code=66 value="s'10.10.14.200'" add name="option67" code=...
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How to automatically install different operating systems based on server specifics?

I have a lab of servers that need to be rebuilt frequently. I currently have a PXE server on a special vlan that can automatically install a single OS without human interaction. How would I expand ...
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After installing any OS (bios is set to UEFI), the boot order constantly changes (windows and linux installs). How can I disable this "feature"

Have numerous different servers (primarily Dell) that we are installing through pxeboot. After the OS is installed the first time, the UEFI boot sequence is automatically changed to allow the OS to ...
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Problems with WDS on different subnets

I'm setting up a WDS (Windows Deployment Service), the WDS server is in a different subnet than the clients that need PXE. These subnets are connected through a VPN tunnel. Routers are pfsense. But on ...
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How to share ISO files over PXE without mounting?

I have setup a PXE server with a local HTTPD server to host the ISO files the config looks like vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/pxeboot.conf Alias /centos-st8 /var/pxe/centos-st8 <Directory /var/pxe/centos-...
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Command to reboot headless Ubuntu Server 20.04 and boot from pxe or USB once?

Is it possible to issue a reboot command in Ubuntu Server that triggers boot from USB or PXE after reboot? Basically it's a headless system and I would like to run a backup tool without having to ...
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Create a /tmp partition that uses filesystem type of tmpfs in kickstart?

I'm writing a kickstart script to use when PXE booting to automatically configure new systems with basic settings. I've got everything working except for the partitioning of the boot drive: my /tmp ...
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How to troubleshoot tftp issues with some (but not all) clients

I have a working PXE server using Puppet Razor (now end of lifed, but we still need it to work a little longer). It has built hundreds of systems for us. I can go to most systems here and manually ...
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Is it possible to deploy fully configured CentOS 8 installations over PXE? Non-interactive

I have ~30 machines scattered around a ship that management wants to use to show our web app. I have a central virtualisation cluster with a mirror and PXE server on it. I've been able to PXE boot ...
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Preseeding debian 11 fully unattended (get rid of questions)

I'm trying to preseed debian 11 netinstall fully automated. I read many of the documentation here : Here is my boot line (from a grub.cfg) set default="autoinstall" set timeout=3 menuentry &...
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LibVirt: PXE-boot over HTTPS?

The title summarizes it all. I have a VM solution that involves LibVirt, QEmu, and KVM. PXE-boot over HTTP works, but doesn't work on HTTPS. There are no firewall problems, I've checked that already. ...
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How to solve chicken or the egg issue with client TLS certificates on a physical host?

I don't understand how to solve chicken or the egg problem when automating the installation of the servers. I have a series of servers which can be rebuilt through PXE. When a machine is being rebuilt,...
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Multiple PXE server separate from DHCP

I work in an enterprise environment. We have many locations, each with many subnets, and both Linux and Windows everywhere. DHCP servers are centrally located for everything (Or rather, we have 2 each ...
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