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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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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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iPXE fails after reboot

Material I use a tablet with an Ethernet to USB adapter. I boot thru iPXE. (The boss whant to use tablets as info panel, and want the to boot thru the network) Cause It works when I turn on the ...
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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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What's the equivalence of pxelinux.0 and pxelinux.cfg/default configration for UEFI?

I use Pxe to servers with BIOS(legacy mode), which works perfectly. Set Legacy mode and boot servers from PXE, it would load pxelinux.0 and read config menus via TFTP from /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux....
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Unable to get Surface Go to start from the beginning of task sequence to retry

My sysadmin hands me a Surface Go he wants me to fix... He tried imaging it via pxe task sequence and it failed half way through the driver setup/windows setup (the blue please wait) I think he got ...
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fail to install windows server 2016 via centos7 pxe boot

I want to install windows server 2016 via the pxe server using uefi mode.I have already set up these services of http, dhcp, tftp, xinetd. I have already achieved to install RHEL7.3 via the centos7 ...
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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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Ccboot clients stuck at booting randomly

I've been using a pxe booting program called ccboot (www.ccboot.com). For those who are unfamiliar, It's essentially a simplified iscsi based pxe booting software for business use There are 5 drives, ...
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boot clonzilla pxe doesn't try to up eth0

My server clonzilla work with lenovo M725s, but with the M720s it doesn't work. When I boot in pxe the screen freeze and there's some error: And it doesn't try to up eth0.
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ubuntu-18.04.1 missing install/netboot/

I'm working on setting up PXE boot server and while following some online instructions to mount the ISO and copy over everything under /mnt/install/netboot/, I noticed that a mount of ubuntu-18.04.1.0-...
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Initramfs corrupted while PXE on Rocks node installation

I have a brand new install of Rocks Cluster OS 7.0 (based on CentOS) and I'm trying to test-install a few nodes. Everything in the system seems fine, but when I try to install a new node with insert-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installer: any way to save setup info for a preseed?

Is there a way to save my setup selections from a regular CDROM install for use as a preseed or kickstart file? I'm experimenting with booting hosts from PXE to standardize Ubuntu installations and ...
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WDS boot taking a long time over site-to-site VPN connection

We have three sites and a new server colocation facility that we are in the process of bringing online. We have several WDS servers at each site. We are moving servers from the smallest site to the ...
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Install windows updates along with PXE install

Here is the problem. I do testing.. I need windows, not by choice, for testing purposes. I need physical hardware to do my testing. To do this, I install windows from PXE. The problem with this is,...
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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: wpeinit net use s: \\192.168.250.74\pxe\boot\Win10lts bar /user:foo s:\...
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Server 2016, Using Different Bootfiles to Deploy Company Specific Images

I have a switch with 3 VLANs. I have a WDS server (with DHCP and DNS) with 3 virtual NICs, each NIC is tied to one of those VLANs. Each VLAN corresponds to a company that we work with. I have 3 scopes ...
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Using host DHCP server with QEMU user mode (slirp) networking

I am trying to debug my own DHCP server (for PXE), and I want QEMU to net boot from it. For that, it needs to send DHCPDISCOVER packet to 255.255.255.255 that should reach host network where DHCP ...
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making a USB copy of custom installation media served to clients via PXE

I have searched for someone asking this question on here before and found two that seemed similar to this. One was not answered and seemed abandoned. The other hinted that it might be possible by ...
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Changing boot order while using ipxe with nova

I am using ipxe to boot a VM with openstack Nova. Here is the answer link i have used to setup my boot process Does nova support pxe boot? I am using the answer by larsks to boot the VM using ipxe....
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How can I create a PXE boot image that runs a single executable on startup?

I'm in the process of setting up a compute cluster with the intent of using it for some parallel computing experiments. I have a single executable which I'd like to run on this cluster. Due to ...
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Apply Customized Image after PXE boot

I am pretty new to DISM/WAIK etc. I am trying to implement pxe on my virtual machines (virtualbox), if worked fine later planning to implement in our production environment. I was able to deploy ...
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How to boot a UEFI based Windows OS via a Linux PXE server

I would like to install a Windows OS on an UEFI machine via a linux PXE server. I can install Windows OS on a legacy machine by directing it to boot to memdisk and winpe iso image. I understand the ...
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802.1x and windows 10 domain authentication

Our site has had this problem for over a year now...(off and on). After PXE imaging a computer via network MAB authentication, the image finishes fine, but once it gets on the domain via the ...
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PXE Boot server fails

I have been following a tutorial on how to set up a PXE boot server for kickstart automated installs. Im pretty sure I have set everything up correctly but when I launch the second server and the ...
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PXE Server Implementation Issues

I have an ESXi VM running a tftpd-hpa server on the latest version of Debian 9 for the network PXE environment. For testing purposes, I configured another VM to handle DHCP on Debian 9 using isc-dhcp-...
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How does one get the system UUID from a server's BMC?

I need the uuid of some systems for ipxe booting purposes.. The problem is that these systems are powered off with no OS on them. I could power them on, but it would do me little good since they have ...