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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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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Network drive on windows 10 host inaccessible to client using net view and net use commands

I apologize ahead of time, I am new to networking and I obviously don't understand everything yet. Please have mercy on me. Host is supermicro server running windows 10 pro build 19044.1466. The ...
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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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SuperMicro PXE Boot through PCI NIC

ServerFault. I am facing an issue booting through PXE on a SuperMicro server. The NIC that is supposed to boot through PXE is an Intel 10GE 82599ES SFI/SFP+, One server works well. But other servers ...
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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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PXE boot pmagic with wget or TFTP after kernel

I wish to boot parted magic by PXE. I have read this article on the topic: https://partedmagic.com/pxe/ where it states that you can either load the entire iso, prepare the squashfs file and load it ...
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ESXi installation PXE boot with GRUB on BIOS (not EFI)

all documents mention syslinux/pxelinux as a way to pxeboot ESXi installation, but I'd like to stay with GRUB 2. How to do that? I'm able, of course, to load GRUB 2 via network (i386-pc/core.0 for non-...
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PXE Server on Centos 8, Windows DHCP and DNS on same network. Clients not receiving bootfile

I have a Windows AD Domain running on Windows Server 2019, it has DHCP and DNS in addition to AD. I'm trying to setup a PXE server on a different machine running CentOS Stream 8. I got the PXE server ...
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Ubuntu install with pxe boot (UEFI)

Do I need to create a special configuration to install an ubuntu server with uefi over network pxe boot? I have on my boot server the default pxelinux.0 file. After installation of a new hardware i ...
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Requirements to achieve Jumbo Frame (mtu = 9000) with PXE Enabled networks

What I should be looking for when trying to enable Jumbo Frames in networks that relies on PXE for server booting? As far as I know I must have: Network switch capable of MTU >= 9000 The ability ...
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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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stuck at PXE boot dracut command (PXELINUX DEFAULT) on Virtual Box

My Setup: Virtual Box Version 6.1.22 r144080 (Qt5.6.2) Windows Version: 10 Running Two VM's : 1 VM : Centos 7 hosting DNS, TFTP, DHCP, HTTPD with two network card --> 1 card Host-only Adapter ...
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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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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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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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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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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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