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Can we use ftp in place of tftp in pxe boot

Tftp is used to get OS image from pxe server to client as it uses UDP for file transfer. But can we use ftp for the same. If yes then how and if no then why?
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boot parameters seems not to work with ipxe and daily image

I am trying to auto install debian buster with ipxe, it seems that the boot parameters don't work in the ipxe menu. I always get the language section. So the preseed isn't loaded. Here is the relevant ...
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Dnsmasq/Ubuntu “NoDHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received”

I've spun up a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server* with the intention of mounting the DBAN .iso so that I can PXE boot this. *server version of Ubuntu but this is actually desktop hardware (a Dell ...
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TFTP timeout problem during PXE boot

While setting up a PXE boot server on a CentOS 7 machine, I encountered a strange problem with TFTP. I cannot retrieve any files from the TFTP server without encountering a timeout problem. The boot ...
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add intel driver module to initram for pxeboot

I'm triying to boot system-rescue-cd via pxe. The Problem on the actual system is, the driver for the network card (intel 82574L) e1000e is not in the initram.igz file, so the system can boot the ...
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PXE boot debian-installer preseed.cfg - how to get to present only certain questions (eg. hostname)

I'm currently playing around with debian-installer at home (using Devuan Linux) over PXE boot and would like to have the installer ask for a hostname and domain with pre-set default value for the ...
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PXE boot times out after initial set up

When i boot my RHL vm into pxe mode by changing it to boot from the network, the connection times out From the sequence i read of the PXE process described [here]https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/...
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Cant preseed grub-installer/bootdev

I would like to install ubuntu to smallest hdd in my computer system config via preseed. It works fine but when smaller hdd not /dev/sda(eg /dev/sdb) i have an error "Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda' ...
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NFS server seems to kick diskless nodes off

I'm currently helping setting up a lab that will use diskless nodes for some MPI and CUDA computing. The distribution of choice is CentOS 7. To set up the diskless nodes I've followed the guide here. ...
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Is it possible to set up a secure PXE server available on the internet? [closed]

Yesterday, I successfully installed a working PXE server on a Raspberry Pi and managed to boot from it on my home server on my local network. My goal is to build a cluster with a master node hosted ...
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How can I get an ESXi installation to PXE boot using UEFI?

I would like to PXE boot some ESXi hosts using UEFI, but keep getting the following message: I am testing with a VM and can see it hitting the DHCP/TFTP server (CentOS 7) in a packet capture (3 ...
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Debian-installer using PXE with preseeded config and two network interfaces

I'm trying to setup a kind of installation server. In my setup every machine has two network interfaces: - eno1 which is connected to the internet, there is DHCP server that I do not own and can't ...
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How to specify initrd path in TFTP subdirectory for PXE boot?

I am trying to boot clonezilla with TFTP and wished to put clonezilla files separately, not to overwite other staff I have in PXE: LABEL clonezilla MENU LABEL Clonezilla Live 20180329 Ubuntu based ...
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Diskless Ubuntu - manpages fail

I've set up diskless client, but man does not work: man: error while loading shared libraries: libmandb-2.8.3.so: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied Root is mounted like this (mount):...
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Why does the node (multipathed with boot drive on mpatha) require both the TGT servers to boot up and not anyone of them

This is what I have done I have a VM which contains: A Ceph client A TGT server DHCP server the machine exposes the image (RHEL) present in Ceph and PXE boots the remote node (which is the ...
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Linux kickstart select default image

I have following kickstart /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg file with following content, I am looking for option where my kickstart default boot from centos6-64 image is no human interaction happened, ...
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PXE Boot End Up In Dracut Command Line

I've deployed a pxe boot environment on CentOS7, with classic syslinux & tftp-server glued up together. I'm using a mac specific file for menu from /var/lib/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/ directory. and the ...
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PXE and Memory hole

I want to boot a board with PXE. When it tries to download kernel from TFTP server, it fails with an error: Not enough memory to load specified image After investigation, I came to know that ...
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How start a script on startup automatically on PXE booting linux

I have a virtual machine that is PXE booted. How can I start a script to run as a background on startup without having to manually start it? I have tried the following things, and they do not work. ...
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Boot custom Linux image using PXE

Is it possible to boot a client over PXE using custom Linux image using PXELINUX? Background We use various IoT devices (Intel based processor) that use Linux as OS (Ubuntu to be specific). But ...
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How to tell what packages correspond to what kernel bundled inside of a Packages.gz

We are trying to install images via a netboot image from our PXE server. Our PXE points to a local repo that pulls down new updates nightly from another repo which is out of our control. Occasionally ...
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Network boot (PXE) from BIOS/EFI

What is the difference between these two loading schemas? PXE from BIOS. PXE from EFI. I know that firmware passes control to NIC program which is stored in the NIC ROM. This program gives IP ...
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PXE Boot: Alternatives to Exported mounted NFS share

I know I can't export a NFS mount, just a local fs, and this is my likely problem. I have a PXE server on a virtual box, it has an Ethernet to the regular network and NAS and an Ethernet for a new ...
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How to add ip as a variable to pxe cfg file

I am installing my linux OS using PXE and I want to automate my process using variables or files. I need to know how can I import the ip address from another file and add it as a parameter to pxe ...
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how to boot windows 7 installation from pxelinux

I try and fail to successfully boot into windows 7 (x64) installation from network. The PXE server I used in based on pxelinux and tftp-hda. I follow this guide https://blog.hmkruse.de/2016/01/28/...
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Display PXE Network Boot Process in VirtualBox Serial Console

I want to start a VirtualBox VM in headless mode and view the network boot process in the terminal via a serial console (e.g. using screen or minicom). How do I accomplish this? Additional context ...
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PXE Network Booting for Docker Containers

I would like to boot a Docker container using PXE network booting. I've read that Docker containers don't really boot and I've also read about the fundamentals of network booting. I understand that ...
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Creating GPT partitions with preseed

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 with iPXE and trying to create GPT partitions with preseed as follows: d-i partman-basicfilesystems/choose_label string gpt d-i partman-basicfilesystems/default_label ...
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Why doesn't kickstart for CentOS 7 use my disk configuration?

I have exhausted Redhat's syntax guide, their advanced partitioning example, and a complex partitioning example on someone's blog. I have a fairly simple setup I want to achieve. Here is my kickstart ...
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What's missing in my grub2 configuration for PxE

I'm trying to automate the installation of physical servers using PxE. In this case I'm installing Oracle Virtual Servers (OVS for short, RHEL/Centos-like systems with Xen and custom linux kernel). I ...
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Redhat Serva PXE boot doesn't load menu from ISO file

I have RedHat installation DVD where I have simple menu which one I can see if I boot from DVD (for kickstart purposes). I'm trying to get to this menu using Serva PXE Server. Client boots from ...
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Clonezilla pxe boot via uefi

I've succesfully setup Clonezilla boot on my Centos 7 PXE server legacy mode, but when I tried to get UEFI PXE working, I got stuck and it doesn't boot at all. I am using similar settings to launch it ...
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Red Hat PXE server setup behind a dhcp firewall

Physical Network Setup: A third party hardware firewall includes a DHCP service which maps MAC addresses of connected machines to local IP addresses. A physical box with a CentOS 7 host OS also has ...
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How to integrate Debian netinstall into existing PXE configuration?

Debian provides an archive with files for PXE boot network installation as explained here. The contents of the archive is meant be copied into an TFTP server's root directory and includes a pxelinux....
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How to boot UEFI image from PXE?

I would like to load Memtest86 image file from PXE. Unfortunately, their ISO file on site contains old version of Memtest, which load automatically with this config: DEFAULT menu.c32 PROMPT 0 #MENU ...
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PXEBoot UEFI not downloading configuration files

I setup dnsmasq (ver. 2.76 to support UEFI) When the client starts the DHCP requests are made. Proper file name is propagated to the client (via TFTP) but client only downloads this grubx64.efi file ...
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What is the meaning of the ^[OP in terminal?

Ok-- so I've got a mystery on my hands. I'm currently manually PXE installing via IPMI, working in the terminal, and throughout the process of watching the terminal display information regarding the ...
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Debian PXE boot from ISO and preseeding configuration file

I'm trying to automate a custom Debian (OS) Installation using PXE boot from ISO and preseeding the configuration file. Steps I've done so far is: Installed DHCP and TFTP server including syslinux (...
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Boot server from pxe

I need to connect to a server via idrac and boot it from PXE I tried: racadm config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerFirstBootDevice PXE I get the following error: RAC1169: The RACADM "config" ...
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cannot assign ip address from dhcp

I am trying to boot through PXE. DHCP and TFTP are raised and work, but in one moment when client requests iso from server I got this: udhcp: sending discover ..... udhcp: no lease, failing could ...
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NFS Stale File Handle Errors on Root

I have a server that's to be used for imaging here, and the client machines boot off NFS roots. Or, rather, a single NFS root. Here's the problem: when only one client is connected, the system runs ...
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VFS: Cannot open root device “” or 03:02 when booting Damn Small Linux over PXE

I'm trying to set up a PXE boot server for multiple different OSes. So far I have it working with Linux Mint, Arch Linux, and a GParted image. I'm trying to do Damn Small Linux completely within RAM, ...
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how to pxe boot fedora 25 rescue

For reasons beyond my level of comprehension, I can't seem to boot a rescue instance of fedora 25 over pxe. After countless attempts using the workstation version, I reverted to the server dvd because ...
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PXE booting through a network in VMWare

I am trying to set up a PXE server which serves as a DHCP client too. I am testing this in VMWare on Fedora 25. I have two Network Adapters configured. One is NAT'ed and the other is a custom VMnet ...
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PXE boot Ubuntu. Right choise of Image

My task is to establish server, allowing PXE boot (Ubuntu). I have done it. Almost.. I established on Server (Ubuntu Server) TFTP DHCP And process is going like this: at first through DHCP ...
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debian installation error os not found

I need to perform a Network Install from ISO image for Debian 8.7.1 in a VM. I expect to be able to start the VM, have it boot from the image, and then start the Debian Linux installation process in ...
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Changing PXE preseed instructions based on desktop vs laptop?

I am making a Debian 8 PXE preseed to roll out to both laptops and desktops. I would like certain commands to be run depending on whether the host is a laptop or a desktop, ie: if laptop then command ...
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PXE boot Live CD

I am trying to make possible remote Ubuntu boot. I have done one little thing, using this article , but there is one roughness. I would like to boot Ubuntu Live CD on my client and work in this half-...
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How to disable default NIC after a PXE BOOT

I am currently using single NFS based PXE boot on eight nodes. I followed the guide on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto Each nodes has a 1G and 10G network. Both of them are ...
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Can I use my ISP's dhcp server as part of my local PXE boot configuration?

I am trying to configure a network PXE boot server on my local network. I am currently following the Centos7 guide at http://www.tecmint.com/install-pxe-network-boot-server-in-centos-7. One of the ...