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can't input anything after booting the ipxe

I want to install archlinux via net,the current os is debian .Download the ipxe.lkrn file ,save it in /boot ,edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg and add the following lines: menuentry 'network boot'{ ...
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booting different images per IP with grub netboot

If I netboot a host with legacy bios and pxelinux then pxelinux looks for it's config in pxelinux.cfg/C, pxelinux.cfg/C0, ... pxelinux.cfg/C0A81FC9, pxelinux.cfg/default. 'C0A81FC9' is the IP of the ...
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Debian preseed: How to force prompt for hostname and domain?

I have a preseed file which works perfectly in that the install goes from start to finish fully automated without prompts. However, I want to force a prompt for hostname and domain. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 netboot PXE fresh installed boots up with Ethernet not managed by Network Manager

I'm trying to set up a PXE server to deliver Linux image for end user workstation in my company. I've finally made it to set up dnsmasq and nfs-kernel-server so now I can get the images via network ...
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Should I be able to boot any ISO with pxelinux?

I have downloaded some ISO file for linux (actually from here: http://minimal.linux-bg.org/download/2018/) The I have configured it with PXE: LABEL minimallinux MENU LABEL Minimal Linux KERNEL ...
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Redhat Satellite 6 - valueerror new value non-existent xfs filesystem

When trying to provision a CentOS 7 system with the RedHat Satellite 6.2.9 I got the following error: ... ValueError: new value non-existent xfs filesystem is not valid as a default fs type Pane is ...
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Adding wifi nfs boot to initramfs, under armbian and uboot

I'm trying to setup my an initramfs image to nfs boot from a WPA wifi access point. My image is working with armbian and uboot. so far I have NFS booting over ethernet just fine. But no real path to ...
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archlinux netboot diskless node/system, systemd on NFS (v4) fails, rpc.idmapd

updates: 5 (20171209) updates: 5 (20171210) mount -t nfs4 [SERVER IP]:/archlinux /mnt works. ss -ntp | grep 2049 the client establishes a connection to the server before systemd begins. NSF4 id ...
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archlinux efi netboot kernel “ip” does not work?; systemd “Failed to start Switch Root.”

I am attempting to set up a diskless node/workstation/system, using the instructions provided in the guide Diskless system for archlinux (4.13.12-1-ARCH). the problem The client successfully ...
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Debian on Virtual Mips Malta platform

I am trying to run Debian on MipsMalta platform which is emulated by OVP. The problem is that the setup tool needs to download files from Debian mirrors but it cannot proceed in downloading files, I ...
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What can be the reason notebook does not load with PXE?

I made TFTP boot share and it works for virtual machine and desktop computer (menu appears). But on notebook Dell Inspiron 7720 it shows few lines and turns black. Syslinux config is follows: $ cat ...
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How to redirect PXE boot to another TFTP or to HTTP?

I would like to make the installation of Linux always possible in my LAN. So, I have configured PXE boot on my DHCP server. The DHCP server points to the TFTP server, and it normally loads menus and ...
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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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Can grub load a kernel from HTTP?

Typically the kernel file is loaded via disk. Questions Is it possible to load it via HTTP/HTTPS? If so how?
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Is there any documentation on network booting Xen?

I can find lots of discussion on netbooting guest operating systems under Xen, but I am having trouble finding info on how to netboot xen itself (dom0 too would be nice)
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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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Unable to install the selected kernel

I have problem with my DVD drive. It's corrupted and when I'm trying to install Ubuntu it stucks (even with the miniISO) I was able to successfully start the OS from system rescue CD. I'd like to ...
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PXE boot with NFS: /sbin/init: No such file or directory

I'm trying to set up PXE boot with an ubuntu client. Created the dhcp-boot on my tomato router Added a tftp daemon on my FreeNas box Added a NFS mount on my FreeNas box Debootstrapped Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Can I use pxelinux to boot from an ISOs over the network?

I have a server which hosts mirrors for FreeBSD, CentOS and Scientific Linux. It includes .iso files. Is it possible to use pxelinux to boot this ISO over the network? Must I use gPXE or iPXE instead?...
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Describe in detail the boot process of a Linux system

I am preparing a document in detail showing light on the boot sequence of Linux right from pressing of Power-on button the host to the login prompt appearance. It would be great if we could combine ...
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Linux distribution for a netbook with 7-inch display with 800×480 screen resolution [closed]

What distros work well on an eeePC with an 800x480 7-inch non-touch display and a 2GB SSD flash drive? I tried a couple, but they're definitely not optimized for 800x480. I need something for rich ...
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How can I configure a set of computers to netboot?

I have a number of machines which I'll be deploying in the near future. As suggested here, I could use network booting to get these computers online without even having a hard disk in them. According ...