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Different dhcpd lease configuration for PXE and normal client

I know it's possible to configure two separate lease ranges for PXE clients and regular Linux OS clients using pools, as described here. class "PXE" { match if substring(option vendor-class-...
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How to select a boot disk wie pxelinux

I’ve configured a computer with pxelinux and I am able to boot from DHCP/TFTP. I can receive the bootloader and then boot from a local hdd or ssd. But I want to choose with the bootloader from which ...
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Is PXEBooting a way to quickly restore a server? [closed]

If I used pxelinux and VirtualBox to create a an image of a machine, and stored it on an NFS share, would it work as a quick way to restore a server that died? The only part here that keeps confusing ...
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Getting HP ThinPro T5325 to PXE Boot

I have a HP ThinPro T5325 from the ebays. It is a neat little device that I bought with the intention to boot from the network. I have successfully booted other devices and a few VMs via PXE and my ...
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Setup RHEL 7 to PXE boot Ubuntu netboot

I'm looking to learn how to setup a RHEL 7 VM instance to PXE boot Ubuntu (and possibly other distros). The VM will be created by the network team at work. They don't have time or knowledge to setup a ...
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Why do I need NFS for PXE booting a linux os?

I have created a Raspi PXE boot server (DHCP/TFTP) in order to boot IPCop on a computer and it works fine. I have not used NFS technology. I have read many posts about PXE booting with NFS but I don't ...
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How to PXE boot an IPCop installation?

I need to PXE boot my IPCop installation on a computer, but I don't know how to boot the OS over PXE, since I cannot find a pxelinux.0 file. I've put all IPCop files and folders in the /srv/tftp ...
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How to provide password in a secure way to LDAP seed?

I am pxe installing Ubuntu over a network, unattended. I want Ldap installed as well, but I need to provide the ldap db root password in the seed: ldap-auth-config ldap-auth-config/rootbindpw ...
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rpcbind/nfs fails, failed to create RPC listeners, exiting

My system crashed while a script was running that deploys a pxe boot system (software is called DRBL). Now I can't get rpcbind, nfs, or ypbind to start properly. I'm chasing a series of errors which ...
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Unable to boot, “no filesystem could mount root” error

I'm trying to do a PXE boot with an image I created, but after loading the image and the kernel, I get a message that says: No filesystem could mount root, tried: ext3 ext2 iso9668 Kernel panic - ...
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lubuntu reduce size of vmlinuz file for PXE boot

I have poor knowledge about Linux systems, but Windows XP support is over. I have two older computers. I want install Lubuntu from PXE on this computers, but the problem is that they says "NBP is too ...
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RHEL 7 PXE boot & install ends up with emergency mode shell

Trying to PXE boot and install RHEL 7.2, however it always end up with dracut:/# prompt. .... systemd: Mounted Configuration File System. dracut-initqueue: RTNETLINK answers: File exists dracut-...
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Is it possible to format a disk within an iPXE script?

I can mount a disk in the script, but it has to be formatted. I can't seem to find a way to format a disk within an iPXE script. Is it possible? How? Thanks
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Debian PXE pre-seed file

I've done a first PXE installation with Debian 7 and I'm currently trying to make another one for Debian 8. I'm stuck with 3 little things and I cannot find any solution. Skip missing firmware ...
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What does it mean “Failed to load COM32 file”

I have the following pxelinux config: DEFAULT vesamenu.c32 PROMPT 0 MENU TITLE In The Moon Network LABEL install1404server MENU LABEL Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server AMD64 include ubuntu-installer/...
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How to redirect PXE boot to another TFTP or to HTTP?

I would like to make installation of Linux always possible in my LAN. So, I have configure PXE boot on my DHCP server. DHCP server points to TFTP server and it normally loads menus and can boot ...
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Auto Configuration of network failed

I have 2 virtual machines in Virtualbox. Both machines are in Internal Network. Machine 1 is DHCP server,TFTP server Machine 2 is PXE client. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14 on PXE client. I am ...
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How can I ask a defined server what to boot

What options are available to accomplish the following boot scenario? On boot (before boot) contact a defined webserver and ask what to boot (normal answer: boot from local hard drive; alternative ...
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Managing Pre-Built Kernel Modules Across Kernel Versions

Please read the full question before attempting to answer, this is a bit oddball of a situation. I support a lot of server hardware test functionality, and essentially end up managing several ...
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Can I use PXE without DHCP by just manually specifying a static IP?

I want to try doing a PXE install for the first time. Every single tutorial I've read seem to indicate it requires a DHCP server configured to point to the TFTP server with the boot image. I don't ...
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PXE Boot or normal boot

How can I find out if system is booted from PXE or from Local HDD or from any removable media ? I want to write initramfs for a system which will function differently according to its boot method.
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FOG Server - Connecting Win XP (Virtualbox) to host OS for imaging

I have installed Elementary OS Freya 32 bit on my laptop to which I have installed and configured FOG. I've edited my WIFI network connection so that my internal IP is static (192.168.1.3) gateway is ...
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RHEL nfs boot error

I have battled for two days attempting to get a basic nfs root install to boot up. I am working with RHEL 6.6 and after following both the RHEL tutorial (Section 24 in the manual) and another internet ...
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CentOS - using PXE to install it on my host ( kickstart configuration )

I am trying to install an OS from our server through PXE ( Preboot Execution Environment ). However, on my host, I have two disks say A ( /dev/sda ) and B ( /dev/sdb ) The default installation path ...
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tftpb.service crashes when I start it or when I PXE boot to the server

I'm setting up a new PXE server using arch linux 4.6.6-1, using tftpd-hpa 5.2 and everytime I pxe boot to the server tftpd.service crashes. from journalcfg: (...) in.tftpd[317]: recvfrom: Socket ...
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unpack SQFS for nfs mount

i'm make an iPXE server for our lab, and i need to have a lot of utilities on there, and be able to make changes to them. One is PartedMagic, from what i understand is used SQFS as it's file system, ...
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My dhcp client isn't getting the dns server address

I have a network with diskless booting(tftp,pxe,nfs), the clients are working(receiving ip,gateway,etc), but they don't receive the dns address, what it can be? this is my dhcpd.conf: default-lease-...
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Is it possible to install centOS 5.7 over NFSv4?

I have an NFSv4 server running on RHEL 7 and need to PXE boot some machines that require CentOS 5.7. Considering that the older distro's can normally mount NFSv4 locations by specifying t=nfs4 I ...
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Clonezilla hangs after boot

I have installed clonezilla live on pxe server. My pxe server works fine and I have installed clonezilla image in it to boot from remote location. My clonezilla image is booting successfully but it's ...
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Autoinstallation of Centos7 (PXE) ends up in booting to the live-DVD login

EDIT: 2015-03-29 16:14 UTC+1: After downloading the images, the VM throws the error "Failed to mount RPC Pipe Filesystem" I am trying to do automatic installation of CentOS 7 via PXE. My PXE server ...
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How do I boot the linux kernel over PXE with dnsmasq and syslinux?

Are these dnsmasq.conf options fine: port=0 interface=enp0s20u2u1 bind-interfaces dhcp-range=192.168.2.50,192.168.2.220,12h dhcp-boot=boot/syslinux/lpxelinux.0 dhcp-option-force=209,boot/syslinux/pxe....
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PXE Boot iSCSI wait time

I am deploying a single Laptop via PXE boot over a wired network. It runs perfectly, DHCP connects, TFTP finds and loads config data, scsi sends over the boot partition. Then it pauses for a minute ...
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Is it possible to add some 'PXE Network Boot' option to GRUB?

This is an example of my available GRUB menu boot options: 1 menu label ^ 1) Xubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 2 menu label ^ 2) Windows 7, x86 & AMD64 3 menu label ^ 3) Windows 8, ...
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Multiple Windows recovery image deployment via Linux PXE server?

Is the following scenario feasible: A laptop repair workshop currently using multiple, physical hard disk caddies containing various Windows 7 / 8 recovery images for repairing various laptop models ...
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Fedora network install via PXE boot

How do I install Fedora over the network using PXE boot? Motivation: The BIOS of target system is simply not able to boot from USB mass storage devices. An alternative motivation is that booting over ...
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Host multiple Linux distros on PXE Server and show these choices to PXE client

PXE Server - CentOS 6.5 64bit Objective - Client should be presented with OS choices in network boot menu - Oracle Linux 6.5, RHEL 7, Ubuntu 14. Upon selection it should proceed with the selected OS ...
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dhcpd does not allow filename option with a colon in it

For some reason, tftpboot does not work with a colon in filename parameter: group { filename "node7:linux/pxelinux.0"; host machine_7a { hardware ethernet 02:01:02:02:01:11; fixed-...
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copy files from tftp server

AFAIU, When tftp server is used for pxe booting, the client sends a request to the server, and the server sends back few files (initrd, kernel, config, ...). The server can decide which files to send ...
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Installing 14.04 from ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with pxe

We're trying to do an automated network installation using pxe. We installed netboot tools (14.04 LTS) and extracted theubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso contents into an http server. We saw that we ...
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Kexec immediately after Kickstart install (where is cmdline?)

I used to be able to kexec into a new kernel immediately after a kickstart (anaconda) install via pxe. I was able to do this by figuring out the current kernel version, and grabbing cmdline options ...
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How do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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Pxeboot: Client not getting ip address from the DHCP Server

I am Working on Pxeboot. I have a Ubuntu system as KVM and in that system I installed Virtual machine manager. I also installed Ubuntu in the virtual machine. Before I start my virtual machine, I ...
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Unable to mount the file system from server to client while booting through network

I want a client which loads a kernel and a file system from the server through network. Until now, on the server side, I changed the settings in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to get an ip-address to the ...
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VFS: Cannot open root device “nfs” or unknown-block(0,255)

I am trying to setup a diskless client which will mount over nfs to the server. When I try to boot the client I get the following error message: VFS: Cannot open root device "nfs" or unknown-block(0,...
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Mounting root filesystem while booting through network

I have two systems, let say one is the server and the other is the client. I want to load kernel image from the server to the client through the network. I used dhcp (isc-dhcp-server) and tftp (...
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Netboot error: Invalid kernel argument

I'm trying to install Arch using the Netboot Live System following these steps: Install Syslinux on a SD card according to its wiki. Copy the iPXE kernel image to the SD card. Create an syslinux.cfg ...
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PXE USB BOOT Debian

I have installed a Debian. I rsynced it. I load it on my client through PXE from NFS to make a backup. But I need my Computer(NFS-host) at the same time to make something other with it. For example, ...
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PXE boot via off-site TFTP server

I would like to PXE boot from a TFTP server that is not on my local network. The server is running in a cloud VM. Is it possible to specify the remote server's IP without utilizing DHCP? If not, ...
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Determine the interface which was used for booting via PXE

I have a linux machine which was booted via PXE. Can I determine the network interface which was used for booting?
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Clone hard disk while PXE booting

I would like to boot a PC from the network (e.g., PXE), then let the PC clone its hard disk from an image located on a server, then boot from the hard disk. Is it possible? FAI (fully automatic ...