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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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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UCS blade fails PXE

I am trying to PXE boot from a UCS B200 M4. It does not get an IP address, even when using a PXE boot disk. The boot disk does have the UCS drivers built in it. When I open command prompt from the ...
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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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u-boot refuses all boot options after upgrade

Summary: I recently updated u-boot on my sheevaplug to the latest u-boot supplied in the debian repositories, and all boot options stopped working. => version U-Boot 2019.01+dfsg-7 (May 14 2019 -...
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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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“Simple” (w10) desktop provisioning

I run the ICT for our local little NFP MakerSpace/Community-centre & have been tasked with finding a way that the dozen or so laptop we use for workshops be maintained. The basic gist of it is ...
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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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Build ISO image from vmlinuz and initrd files

I do have plenty of vmlinuz & initrd files for PXE booting. Is there a recommended way for turning them into ISO images? I am trying to use Cobbler for PXE booting some machines and this is ...
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HTTP boot using “Boot from URL” on ProLiant DL360 G9

I'm trying to get a HTTP boot setup working on a HP ProLiant DL360 Gen 9 server, but I can't get it to boot properly. What I want A server can be deployed by assigning a boot URL over iLO and then ...
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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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Boot UEFI machine through iPXE on Nova

As per Does nova support pxe boot? I need to boot a VM in an Openstack project through PXE. As of today, the proposed solution (also as on this procedure) in the previous link works for BIOS, but I ...
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Serva and XCP-NG/Xenserver menu not found

is anyone able to get serva with xenserver/xcp-ng working? There is no menu entry for it when booting over PXE, I can get menu entries for Ubuntu, Centos, Redhat, Windows etc but not Xenserver/XCP-NG. ...
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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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Booting WinPE (Windows 10) over PXE with UEFI Secure Boot Support

I am sure this has been covered over and over, My question is fairly simple I have a dd-wrt router and a raspberry pi, the pi is hosting my DNS, DHCP, and tftp among other tasks, I have my router ...
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Wake on Lan to PXE then boot fails if PXE isn't selected

We are having an issue when we use Wake-on-LAN our desktops. In the Bios, we set Wake on Lan (under power management) to 'Lan with PXE boot'. If we WOL, the computer will wake, and attempt a PXE boot. ...
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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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Difficulty booting HPE server via PXE in UEFI mode

We have some HPE ProLiant blade servers, Gen9, which we would like to network boot to install CentOS. We are using Cobbler to produce a configuration. At boot time, the server will request a file ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA when booting Windows 10 from iSCSI network drive

I am trying to set up Windows 10 for diskless boot via iSCSI, as described, for example, here or here. I am able to run the Windows 10 installer to install Windows on the target iSCSI drive. However, ...
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SCCM PXE Boot configuration for specific MAC addresses

On SCCM Distribution point properties, PXE tab I'm configuring it to respond to PXE requests only from specified MAC addresses ("Respond to PXE requests on specific network interfaces"). When adding a ...
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dnsmasq pxe boot not working

Maybe someone can point me into the right direction here I have a dnsmasq DHCP Server in a separate Subnet (10.17.131.42) and another Network that has NO local DHCP Server (10.33.0.0/16) The Switch ...
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GCP boot error - Could not open SAN device Input/output error

I am performing a VM migration of my on-prem SLES 12 SP 4 instance to Google Cloud Platform using Velostrata. The compute instance engine on GCP fails to boot and I see these messages in the logs : ...
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PXE boot fails With “Could not locate boot server.”

My target machine with PXE enabled receives a lease from dnsmasq and prints a message UD: 192.168.10.123 which is the address of my dnsmasq/tftp server but then fails to get any further with "Could ...
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SCCM - WinPE won't boot - WMI error (80040154)

Last week we did update our windows image for OS deployment and also our WINPE image. Everything seems fine during the update, but after when we wanted to try it to see if everything was working ...
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What Determines the Protocol Used During a VMware VM PXE Boot Against a WDS Server?

Good-day folks, I have successfully implemented a Windows Deployment Server in my environment, built both x86 and x64 boot images to support UEFI and Legacy BIOS using the Microsoft Deployment ...
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Linux Mint 19 through WDS PXE does not boot

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 ...
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WDS/PXE boot for MDT on different subnets

I have an MDT server with WDS setup to PXE boot over the network. It was originally setup on our 10.1.0.x network, but we migrated it out to a co-lo (192.168.250.x). All the networking is setup to ...
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UEFI Enabled; unable to get IP address from DHCP, WDS

I'm trying to boot PCs from a Windows 2012R2 WDS server in UEFI mode. it works fine BIOS mode, but I want to boot from UEFI mode. I have change the boot setting to UEFI mode; secure boot in BIOS. I ...
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Netboot from common nfs share. How to incorporate small differences (e.g. in /etc)?

I have a set of (Ubuntu 16.04) servers, which are diskless and boot from a common nfs share. The share is read only and I use a tmpfs overlay. To achieve that I set the /etc/overlayroot.local.conf ...
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PXE hangs when run through router bridge (tftp-server)

I'm running tftp-server through xinetd. When I plug a client device in directly or through a switch, it boots correctly. However, I am not able to completely boot with a client device connected ...
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Is it safe to have multiple clients share a NFS root on a pxe booted Linux

I have boot server that serves with PXE boot and rootdisk via NFS, the image will mount /run /var/log and /tmp as tmpfs and root / is mounted via NFS from the boot server. Is it safe if I have ...

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