Questions tagged [pxe-boot]

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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HPE Proliant Gen10 Stack Fault Exception during PXE boot with UEFI

I am trying to pxe boot a HPE Proliant Gen10 using UEFI BIOS with RHEL (have tried both 7 and 8) and am getting a stack fault exception after the server receives the first boot file (shimx64.efi): HPE ...
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Set interface-name to net0 instead of ens18 during unattended installation

I am struggling with a problem I can not solve at the moment. Using PXE-boot to run an automated installation of Debian 10, the installer is setting the interface's name to ens18, which follows https:/...
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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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Differing TFTP (Ephemeral?) UDP Ports

I have a piece of hardware which I am attempting to PXE boot. Currently, it PXE boots, DHCP leases TCP/IP data to the end-point and then it goes to its "next-server" to TFTP over some iPXE ...
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Network Boot Windows 10 Black Screen

I am using a Windows Server 2016 machine to host a Tiny PXE Server in order to install Windows 10 from Network Boot into another machine. Both machines are physical and on the same network. Main ...
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Booting Debian netinst over PXE with rescue mode

I configured booting Debian netinst minimum image over PXE. It works until I'm asked to select mirror to download release from. Whatever mirror I select, including deb.debian.org, it fails like this: ...
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PXE Booting with Kickstart and copying in files

In my kickstart file I am trying to figure out how to copy over a long shell script to be excuted on the first boot of the system. What is the preferred approach, copying it in during the kickstart ...
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PXE boot does nothing after NBP download

When client machine boots it succesfully downloads NBP file, next there is Windows Deployment Services (Server IP: 192.168.240.250) Contacting server ( 192.168.240.250): / And thats it, after a while ...
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pxe boot ubuntu using thunderbolt docking station uses wrong network interface for dhcp

I have a few ThinkPads (x280, x390, etc) connected to thunderbolt docking stations. I also have DHCP and PXE set up to boot an ubuntu image I serve over NFS. The DHCP, PXE and NFS boot setups works ...
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TFTP Server working, PXE Boot is not

We have set up a TFTP server in Debian and want to set up a PXE boot server. Currently the problem is that while we can retrieve files using TFTP, the PXE boot agent can not retrieve the file. ...
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Running dnsmasq as a DHCP proxy from a container

I'm trying to configure dnsmasq to operate in DHCP proxy mode, supplying PXE network boot information to clients, while my router continues to act as the DHCP server. Ideally, I'd like to run dnsmasq ...
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How to use cloud config in pxe boot?

I am using netbootxyz in order to boot my Ubuntu environments. In matter of the facts, is that I am using pre-seed configuration. The problem is that there are some minor bugs: gnome-terminal is not ...
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isc-dhcp-server (dhcpd) gives old next-server in DHCP offer

I'm running isc-dhcp-server (dhpcd) version 4.4.1 on ubuntu 20.04 with a subnet configured like so, which has been working just fine. # /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf subnet 10.0.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { ...
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IPXE boot on amd based architecture with NVME

We have a quite big infrastructure and now we started to use AMD based servers instead of the intel ones with 1 nvme only for os. We are using ipxe to kickstart the servers but for some reason with ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Live squash boot with PXE on multiple machines

I have set up a WDS PXE server that is able to install Windows and Linux operating systems in may different ways. The server is also able to live boot Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop squash files (official & ...
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I'm not good at scripting…How best can I update the IP address on a debian server running live from PXE (DHCP reservations are not an option) [closed]

This is more a brain dump than anything at this point, but I'm stuck and help would be appreciated! I have a really complicated set of limitations on 3 of my servers that necessitated running the OS ...
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PXE boot Centos 8 fails with “failed initrd-switch-root.service”

I am trying to pxe boot centos 8 as a diskless system however, after the boot fails after loading the kernel and the initrd.img when it tries to hand over control to the root file structure. I get the ...
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Chain loading grub2 via PXELINUX for UEFI CentOS 8 installation

We support multiple linux distributions and we install them via the UEFI version of pxelinux. Before CentOS 8 you could just directly load the kernel and the initrd via the UEFI version of PXElinux. ...
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Is it possible to choose NIC interface in ipmitool when PXE booting?

I am using ipmitool -I lanplus -H Dell-PE-R610-idrac -U Administrator -P mypassword chassis bootdev pxe to boot via network. The problem is that I do not know how to specify the NIC to use by PXE boot....
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Wipe linux system remotely to make it unbootable

How would you remotely wipe a linux system so that on the next boot it will not attempt to boot from the hard drive, instead it will prefer booting from the network? Reasoning I am setting up an ...
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UEFI boot sequence initially set to PXE first but always reset to local disk first after ESXi installation

I have some Dell PowerEdge R720 servers for testing. To make life easier, the UEFI boot is set to PXE first and in the PXE boot menu it'll default to boot from local disk if there's no input from the ...
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Ipxe sanboot: Boot ubuntu legacy bios disk

I have installed ubuntu-16 on 2 ISCSI disks, one with legacy bios and one with UEFI(I did this with QEMU). I want to boot these disks through IPXE on my openstack cluster I am able to boot ubuntu 16 ...
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How can I do a full server recovery through PXE?

I have: 8 servers in various Windows Server flavors (2008 R2, 2016, 2019) A Windows Deployment Services (PXE) server setup and functioning well Windows Server Backup on all servers, nightly backups ...
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Ubuntu Preseed - Netboot installs

I have searched the docs and cannot find any mention of what I am trying to achieve. We have a custom Ubuntu installation that contains scripts, these are called in the preseed config file. We are ...
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Wrong grub2 prefix when booting over network

I have dnsmasq in proxy mode, serving pxe service and tftp server using this config: port=0 log-dhcp log-queries log-facility=/var/log/dnsmasq.log dhcp-range=192.168.0.0,proxy enable-tftp tftp-root=/...
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PXE-M0F exiting intel boot agent

I have a VS running Windows Server 2016 Standard hired to hetzner.com. I use this server to run just one single application: Jarvee. What i mean is i don't make any modifications or special setups ...
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DNSMASQ Not recieving DHCP requests/ DNSMASQ Not sending

I have a Fedroa 31 BOX that I'm trying to use as a dhcp server. It doesnt appear to be functioning. I have used dhcping 192.168.1.xxx where xxx is ip address of server and the output is always no ...
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Remove OS from server and return to PXE boot

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 on my HP DL360 G10 servers. When they were initially installed, they were trying to PXE boot from the different network adapters. Now that I've installed an OS on them, ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 with PERC 5/i - pxe-e53 boot [closed]

I have an old PE 2950 that I use for all my home automation needs. Work great since a while, but, I was trying to upgrade my harddrive and now I have problem. Here's my setup before : 1- RAID-5 ...
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(WDS) UEFI PXE Boot Fails While Downloading NBP File

Hello guys i'm currently running into an issue where the laptop that i'm trying to network boot with would go download the NBP file over the network but then it would go back to the BIOS menu. I was ...
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PXE Boot laptop doesn't send out DHCP discover

ultimately im trying to get a PXE boot laptop to talk to the WDS server. While monitoring the switch using wireshark from laptop #2, it doesn't see ANY DHCP packet during a PXE boot. whereas, I would ...
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Centos7 PXE Network Install with Kickstart Script - How to copy across folders / files from network during install?

I have a PXE server for network installations (configured similar to, e.g. https://www.linuxtechi.com/configure-pxe-installation-server-centos-7/) and am using a Kickstart script to automatically ...
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Ubuntu kernel boot arg `ip=` not honored; can't determine why

I have a machine with two network interfaces. See below (context) for setup... My boot params look like: set i ${net0/ip} set ns 192.168.99.101 set t tftp://${ns}/pxelinux.cfg set h http://$...
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PXE booting times out in tftp

I'm trying to make some (temporary) use of an old machine. It has no disks of its own, but has a boot-capable network interface (Intel's LANDesk 0.99b). I got it to obtain the IP-address and other ...
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PXE kickstart install of CentOS 8 wants files that don't exist on DVD

I'm trying to use the CentOS-8-x86_64-1905-dvd1.iso as the http source for my PXE/kickstart install. I'm struggling to understand why the installer is looking of squashfs.img and a directory named ...
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How can I check my PXE-server configuration

Is it possible to check the things the dhcp-server delivers? When I configure my dhcp-server I tell it what file to boot from, ex: pxelinux.0, and where it should find it, ex: 192.168.0.112. Could I ...
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UEFI PXE NFS boot issue with multiple network adapters

I have a working PXE server which detects the client side as either BIOS or UEFI and boots network clients successfully. The purpose of this system is to network boot physical servers in order to ...
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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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WDS and DHCP on different server to provide pxe boot

I have two standalone windows server 2016 which configured with WDS and DHCP respectively, and they are located in the same VLAN broadcast domain. I want them to provide PXE boot for client machines ...
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Force client to send DHCP options to next-server

We currently have clients connecting to a DHCP server when asking for an IP. We then redirect to next-server with some additional options. The next server has a DNSMASQ running that should be able to ...
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NFS low performance after some activity

I have a Linux cluster with nodes that have NFS mountpoints from a central server (actually the nodes are diskless and are booted over PXE). After some activity on the NFS mountpoints from the nodes, ...
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WDS is not started when invoked from SYSlinux menu

I've configured WDS to use syslinux (I'm using Syslinux-6.04-pre2), and my boot configuration is to work only with UEFI/64 With my current setup, Linux boots are starting correctly when I select it ...
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MDT messed up BCD file settings/location when PXE booting, error 0xc000000f

I have a MDT setup here which worked fine until I updated the Windows image to 1903 recently and made some other changes. Now the PXE boot on clients fails with error "0xc000000f", missing boot ...
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How to verbose log dhcp messages with options values

I am trying to configure dhcp PXE server, but client is not booting as expected. Is there a way how you can watch transferred requested and responded options between client and server? I want to be ...
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Ubuntu 16.04. Netinstall kickstart fails

i'm trying to install a server via pxe with ubuntu 16.04. server. So what does fine is the PXE Boot label install (x86_64 - Ubuntu 16.04) menu label Installer (x86_64 - Ubuntu 16.04) ...
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How to setup a cascading PXE server?

I am trying to setup a PXE server for two Debian releases (stretch and buster) using their respective network boot images (netboot.tar.gz), which I extracted into subdirectories of the TFTP server's ...
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SCCM PXE reboots after loading drivers - VM has IP address but cant ping gateway

The background I'm trying to deploy a desktop image using an SCCM task sequence and PXE. The PXE server is a Server 2016 Hyper-V VM. It has the SCCM Site Server and DP roles installed. It's a ...
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What kind of licensing is needed for using Windows images with PXE? [duplicate]

I was thinking of using thin clients with PXE booting, using a Windows virtual disk image and CCBoot in Wine on Linux. Even though it is a single Windows image, it may be distrubuted to many clients. ...

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