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Separate Servers for TFTP and DHCP for PXE Boot

From the dnsmasq example config # An example of dhcp-boot with an external TFTP server: the name and IP # address of the server are given after the filename. # Can fail with old PXE ROMS. Overridden ...
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What is the PXE Client System Architecture Type "BC EFI (7)" from RFC 4578?

There’s a conflict between the architecture types defined in RFC4578 DHCP PXE Options and the IANA registered Processor Architecture Types: the latter notes that x64 UEFI is type 00:07 which seems to ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA when booting Windows 10 from iSCSI network drive

This appears to happen when the system page file is located on the iSCSI device. While locating the page file on iSCSI worked fine under Windows 7, it appears to be broken in Windows 10. Unfortunately,...
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802.1q PXE boot

For this to work you will need to set the VLAN tag in the NIC's BIOS, if there is any. Another solution would be to run the imaging network untagged into the systems, making PXE boot possible if the ...
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PXE boot with Virtualbox

Oh, the section "PXE booting with NAT" in manual has said it but not very clear. "6.3.2. PXE booting with NAT PXE booting is now supported in NAT mode. The NAT DHCP server provides a ...
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AOE windows Server/Target and Client/Initiator for Windows7/2012 or later

There used to be a WinTarget.net AoE target for Windows, but domain name is currently parked so I guess development is over. You might find binaries on CNET and some other file dumps but I'm not sure ...
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AOE windows Server/Target and Client/Initiator for Windows7/2012 or later

It may be a good idea to check with Outpace IO. They have an AoE background AFAIR. Other than that there aren't many folks doing AoE these days. I think that lack of vendors is a good enough factor ...
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Is there a way to relate the mac address of a machine to it's hostname when deploying images over a network?

dhcp protocol can send hostname. It can be set with request host-name option in gnu/linux. https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1533#section-3.14
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Preseeding debian 11 fully unattended (get rid of questions)

I found a way to do it ! Thanks to this post on the opposite problem I just added two parameters to my boot line in grub.cfg netcfg/get_hostname=install netcfg/get_domain=install It is now fully ...
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Syslinux: How to correctly configure for UEFI PXE boot?

The syslinux.efi is the correct loader; unfortunately 6.03 has several issues affecting both UEFI and PXE. i.e. http://www.syslinux.org/archives/2016-October/025395.html this is just an example, ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Install from modifying BIOS boot settings?

Learned the following: On Linux, this would be fairly straightforward, via efibootmgr EasyUEFI would let me do what I want too - command line support requires a fairly cheap license; but I don't feel ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 with PERC 5/i - pxe-e53 boot

PXE-E53 No boot error means your server is trying to boot over the network using the PXE protocol. Most probably you have DHCP server running in your network thus server is getting an IP address and ...
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Two DHCP, One PXE

DHCP could not be "pxe-enabled". Network booting is not a DHCP duty. The only role DHCP takes in this is to present a client an information about boot file server address and boot ...
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PXE Boot an ISO with iSCSI information

Use iPXE instead of using pxelinux, then the winpe image can be loaded over HTTP(S) which is faster than TFTP. Or use iPXE to boot directly from an iSCSI LUN You might find the iPXE documentation ...
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Cobbler and PXE

You don't necessarily need to run your own DHCP/DNS server with a cobbler installation, but in order to boot properly via PXE, the DHCP server must send additional attributes to the clients (at least ...
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NFS home for multiple computers

I've done a very similar thing for a MythTV system. Each diskless frontend machine netboots using DHCP PXE and TFTP. System is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (IP 1.1.1.1 is the client machine and 2.2.2.2 ...
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Installing windows OS on iSCSI san storage using iPXE BOOT

I’ve read about different successful iPXE implementations with StarWind iSCSI target, but haven't tested myself yet. Here is an article that you may find helpfull: https://jonmccune.wordpress.com/...
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Getting Hyper-V PXE boot to "fall through" to the next boot device

I spent a bit more time googling with some slightly improved terminology after Pat's answer, and found a comment by user NiKiZe on the ipxe forums that had exactly what I needed. Changing my ipxe ...
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When configuring dnsmasq for PXE booting, why do I need to change undionly.kpxe to undionly.0?

the filename ending in .0 is only relevant for versions of dnsmasq prior to 2.76. from the changelog of 2.76: Subtle change in the semantics of "basename" in --pxe-service. The historical ...
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Chainloading to WDS from iPXE with UEFI

I have managed to get the chainloading from iPXE → WDS working with the following commands. set next-server 0.0.0.0 # Replace with WDS server IP address set filename /boot/x64/bootmgfw.efi set net0....
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UEFI boot sequence initially set to PXE first but always reset to local disk first after ESXi installation

The issue might be that you are not saving configuration. You should click back couple times and at the System Setup click finish and save the changes.
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Requirements to achieve Jumbo Frame (mtu = 9000) with PXE Enabled networks

There's a DHCP parameter for that, option 26: 5.1. Interface MTU Option This option specifies the MTU to use on this interface. The MTU is specified as a 16-bit unsigned integer. The minimum legal ...
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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"

The option to modify efi boot order is in the uefi specification. You could indeed create a firmware that ignores this part, or has an option to reset it. (Reach out to the manufacturer, Dell for this)...
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32-bit Linux UEFI network booting

It's not clear why you want to do this, let me makes some guesses. If you have 32 bit hardware that won't support 64 bit, then the bios may also not support UEFI, or it may have UEFI support that is ...
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Setting up PXE using Windows Server & Tiny PXE Server

You can't easily boot Windows desktop OS-es using iSCSI, it's Windows Server only feature being officially supported within this scenario. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/...
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VirtualBox PXE with Windows Deployment Services not working

Enable Network boot option in VM's system settings:
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PXE boot fails to get IP address via DHCP, but DHCP works when OS booted

If you're unable/unwilling to turn on portfast (or equivalent) for the computer's port, I found that you can also hit the Pause key on your keyboard at some point after it prints "DHCP...". The ASCII ...
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How to preseed options before network in Debian/Ubuntu PXE installation?

To get your installation to setup the network and download the preseed, you will need to add the following to your APPEND Section of your pxelinux.cfg file: locale=en_US to set the locale keyboard-...
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Changing UEFI boot order from Windows

Dell Provides utility called Dell Command Configure which will help you to configure all client systems boot order from windows and during OS deployment through SCCM task sequence. http://en....
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SCCM PXE Boot failed. No advertisements found

The solution was rather simple still not documented anywhere! You have to set the the availability time of the deployment to 12 hours in the past and it will work. Thanks Microsoft Moderator guy ...
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