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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 ...
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Booting grub legacy via qemu using pxe

I have been trying to boot grub legacy via qemu using pxe. For some reason, the grub does not display the menu and enters into the command mode after displaying the following error. Error15: File not ...