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Install Debian with a CD ISO over PXE

I want to install a Debian ISO on a remote host. I cannot use the netboot image over PXE because the server is so old, that my network interfaces cannot be recognised, so the netboot image cannot ...
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How do i configure my PXE boot server to boot Windows PE?

I would like some advice. I run a PXE server to install multiple versions of Linux without a hitch. The way the PXE server is setup is as follows: boot client PC from network client PC downloads ...
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Custom debian netboot installer

I recently created a custom Debian hybrid ISO automated installer that I can write to USB, insert in target and leave for unattended installation. This is all achieved by using live build. Now I want ...
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How do I force reset (from the host) a VM started with qemu-system-x86_64?

I have a Windows VM that is stuck on the blue reset screen. Usually in this situation I just kill the process for the VM, but obviously that isn't ideal. It seems that they way to do this is through ...
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Boot customized Ubuntu image over PXE via Serva encounter Kernel panic

Background I had make a customized img on Ubuntu 20.04 via dd command from a usb disk driver. Using serva as pxe server like serva tutorial. It is successful completion boot over pxe on official ...
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ubuntu-server PXE cloud-init autoinstall not automatic

I'm trying to automatically install ubuntu-server 21.10 via PXE. Since the text-based installation does work, I omit some details about the whole PXE setup. This is the relevant part of /srv/tftp/...
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How to setup internet connection sharing on second subnet

I have a problem with the usage of a pxe server and internet sharing to work together. In first place, I had only one network adapter and used DNSMASQ, every time I had to install a computer's OS. I ...
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Unable to PXE install with DVD Repo in Preseed

I have set up an nginx instance where it hosts the entirety of the DVD debian 11 iso file. This because I want to use it as a repo. It's unsigned, but the Release file and packages are there as it ...
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Can Void-Linux be delivered over network via PXE?

I have an old PC with no CD-ROM or USB available and I am wondering if Void-Linux can be delivered over network via PXE? BWY, great work TEAM! Thanks!
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Custom PXE install / How do installers work?

I have set up a PXE server for my network, from where I serve the default Ubuntu ISO image. Running the installation leads the user through the (graphical) Ubuntu installer. I'd like to modify this ...
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Is path to disk (/dev/mydisk) different from SATA, SSD, NVME or RAID?

I partially know the answer to this question; I "know" SATA-disks uses the path /dev/sdaX while the nvme uses /dev/nvmeX. Is the path to the disk different when RAID is enabled through BIOS? ...
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PXE Boot Kickstart - how to include installation tree

I am trying to PXE boot a Rocky Linux (same as RHEL 8) installation. Unlike Fedora, there are no mirrors so url and repo options like this don't work: url --mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/...
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Debugging PXE boot issues

I am trying to set up a PXE boot server and the client boot is failing and dropping into the UEFI interactive shell. The system is Rocky Linux (RHEL8). I have copied the grub2 and shimx64.efi files ...
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PXE Server Build

So what if I already have a DHCP server and a DNS Server, How do I build it with out those components? Would DHCP and DNS Conflict with what I already have?
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VirtualBox VM PXE boot install fails with err:3c092003

I am using VirtualBox and have two VMs VM A: NAT networking adapter Host-only networking adapter Internal Network adapter (network is called "test") and VM B: Internal Network adapter (...
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problem setting up pxe boot with diskless client ubuntu 20.04 (dnsmasq,nfs server) LTSP5 thin client mode like

i have been struggling for the last 3 weeks setting up some thing like ltsp. we have a call center with 50 + client with 2G ram which is not enough, and a beafy server with 64 G ram. we used to use ...
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How to configure DNS with systemd and PXE boot

I am PXE booting an Arch Linux system, and everything is working fine except that I can't get systemd-resolved to set up my local DNS servers, so I can't resolve any hostnames on my local LAN. The ...
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What's the relationship between vmlinuz and ISO image (netboot)?

Why can't I use vmlinuz and initrd from the newest release of kernel 5.11 while the default netboot image used in PXE is 5.4?
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Why is network autoconfiguration not working any longer in Debian 11?

I used to deploy Debian 10 through PXE, and it worked. Now that Debian 11 is released, I decided to do the same with it, but the installation fails as soon as it tries to configure the network: ...
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How to supply nfsroot path via DHCP when network booting

I'm trying to network boot some Linux machines, so they mount their root filesystem over NFS. I would like to supply the path to the NFS mount via DHCP, so that all the machines can share the same ...
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Help with dnsmasq pxeproxy while using orbi RBR20 mesh router as DHCP server

I've read a small number of blogs with admins leveraging DNSProxy to respond to DHCP clients with additional options (such as PXE) without having to do any configuration on the primary DHCP server. On ...
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Ubuntu doesnt load kernel after PXE boot complete

I kickstarted an ubuntu 18.04 machine via PXE where the GRUB showed Ubuntu OS. After PXE completed, it rebooted and then I get a blank screen and Ubuntu doesn't load. I can't even see GRUB anymore. ...
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How to configure anaconda kickstart EFI boot

Im trying to install my host via anaconda kickstart and im unable to get efi boot working. This is my kickstart file (Disk partitioning part): zerombr bootloader --location=mbr --append="net....
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pxe boot pass variable to submenu

I'm using RHEL 8 and I currently have the ability to install a single image the LAN. I'm trying to expand our options such that we can select from several images. I'd like to have a top level menu ...
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Setting up a PXE install using a Linux distro ISO

On my home LAN, I have A router/switch which is also a DHCP server A desktop A (really really old) laptop, which won't even boot from USB I want to use PXE to install a (32-bit) Linux distro on that ...
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How To Create a Diskless PXE image in linux

The title is the intro: I realy need some linux experts on this one, this is not an obvious one or at least to me its not. I have a pretty good idea of how to do this and have done so before but this ...
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iPXE: Unregistered SAN device 0x80

I'm trying iPXE. From the sanboot examples you should be able to boot from an ISO from an HTTP target. sanboot http://boot.ipxe.org/freedos/fdfullcd.iso But that doesn't work for me, any suggestions? ...
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Custom signed Centos 7 PXE Secureboot with Shim and grub: invalid kernel signature

As the title suggests, I'm trying to set up a system that uses PXE boot to boot into CentOS7 with custom signing keys. This process is adapted from several guides but the gist of it is that I use grub ...
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PXE boot error: PXE-E18: Server response timeout

I'm trying to make a thinclient boot from network. I followed this tuturial. On my Windows laptop I have 2 ethernet ports. USB-C docking ethernet port (for accessing internet) Original ethernet port (...
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"Unable to find a live file system on the network" PXE boot Ubuntu from CentOS

I image bare metal servers to CentOS 7 and 8 all of the the time via network DHCP/TFTP using UEFI options, from a CentOS 7 PXE server. I'm looking to also build Ubuntu 20.04 servers. I've followed the ...
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grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of 10.0.0.1:/export/host1

I boot a diskless debian linux (ubuntu 20.04) via pxe and nfs. All works fine and I can boot my host. When I run an apt upgrde I get an error message /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get ...
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Is there a difference between Kernel parameters and the bootloader parameters?

I often see editing of grub2 parameters to change kernel parameters (i.e. loglevel, quiet, intremap, etc...), but I think there are also grub2 parameters and I'm lost to what they actually are. ...
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Dracut skips over new custom dracut module during initramfs build

Ok so I have a system running a RHEL 6 server and due to hardware restraints RHEL 6 is the newest I can use. Second I am trying to create a live network bootable initramfs for a pxe operation. In ...
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How to PXE boot of Raspberry PI along with other computers?

I have a LAN with PXE boot configured. Any PC computer if configured, presents me with PXE DHCP information, then netboots and presents me with pxelinux menu. If I remove SD card from my Raspberry PI ...
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linuxefi causes "you need to load kernel first"

I am aware of the multiple questions regarding this matter but this one seems to be different. This is the Grub configuration our PXE boot server provides: net_ls_addr sleep -i 5 set retcode=$? clear ...
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Diskless root filesystem starts to break when copied to a new location

I am pxe booting using nfs to get a diskless cluster. When doing testing I wanted to make a copy of the directory used by the nodes to mount the linux root filesystem. But after copying the file over ...
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Not able to understand the way the debconf variables are initialized in the preseed configuration

Recently I inherited a lab but unfortunately the person who had setup has left the organization. I am finding trouble in understanding the pxe installation flow at the point where the debconf ...
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CentOS8 pxeboot Error setting up software source

I have install PXE server last month using CentOS8-1-1911 release and it works great, i am able to PXE all my workstation but today when i update CentOS8-2-2004 with latest version and keep all ...
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PXE + SystemRescueCD + AutoRun not working

I'm trying to boot SystemRescueCD via PXE (which is working fine) but it somehow does not run my autorun script. Any idea why? This is what I use as pxelinux.cfg/default: DEFAULT sysresccd LABEL ...
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docker PXE server failed, cannot initialize iptables; needs root, even though already root

I'm trying to setup a PXE boot server on the control node of a multi node mini cluster, then having each node connect to a docker swarm. Following the instructions on this site (https://jpetazzo....
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Easily customizable, PXE bootable, ram only Linux Distro?

I'm writing a daemon that I'll need to roll into an ISO which can be bootable via PXE by multiple machines simultaneously. This is so I can easily scale a computing operation / expand a pool with zero ...
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Linux Multiboot with custom grub.conf, unable to boot to OS created on partitions

I have a disk partition as below for multiboot, with custom grub and used GRUB version 0.97(rhel6.10) for grub embeded to boot for correct OS. when i install OS at grub menu i am observing file ...
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Programmatically control PXELINUX boot choice from server

I want to provision some devices over netboot. Currently, I am using ISC DHCP to send out the appropriate PXELINUX version (UEFI/BIOS), and then I have a PXELINUX menu where I can choose e.g. the ...
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Failure to PXE boot SystemRescueCD 6.3

I have successfully installed PXE Server and managed to boot and install CentOS OS from it. However, when i tried to configure to boot SystemRescueCD i constantly get stuck at: :: Mounting '/dev/disk/...
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Booting mfsBSD via PXE with UEFI

I'm trying to boot mfsBSD ISO via PXE on a host with UEFI boot enabled. It was a pretty simple task with BIOS boot, the ipxe config for this task looked like this: kernel --name freebsd http://pxe....
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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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What are possible parameters for the boot option in pxelinux

Following is the line from pxelinux configuration file: append initrd=gparted/0.28.1/initrd.img boot=live config components union=overlay username=user noswap noeject ip= vga=788 fetch=ftp:/ Please ...
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How to corrupt xfs/ext4 metadata

I want to develop a system that repairs corrupted xfs/ext4 file system automatically using pxe rescue. To do so, I need to reproduce fs corruption several times during developing. It's nice that ...
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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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Set up nfsroot for GRUB PXE

Ahoy friends. Some time ago i had a similar question but now im closer to the solution. I set up a simple grub menu on my tftp/pxe server. I want clients to be able to boot iso files in efi as well as ...
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