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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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Booting BSD vix pxelinux

I have a pxe server set up so that I can install multiple OSes and diagnostic tools from my lab. One thing I'd like to get set up is booting BSD, but I'm unable to find any reliable documentation on ...
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Boot windows with pxelinux?

I have created Windows ISO file with media creation tool and than have added the following entry to my pxelinux menu MENU LABEL Windows 10 Pro 64 bit RUS (WAIT!) KERNEL memdisk INITRD /iso/...
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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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What boot or script parameters are different in a live iso verses a normal image(specificall redhat based distro's)

Ok so I know the difference between the functionality of live verses a normal iso but I want to know what boot parameters / startup scripts are different that are fed to the initramfs/dracut that make ...
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How to create a PXE boot that runs totally in the target machines ram using root=live?

Ok so I have created some pxe images using centos 8 and 7 but for the application I am to use pxe for now I need it to run totally in the target machines ram. to do this from research I understand ...
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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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dracut for rhel 6 not creating modules

I have pxe booted and created custom initramfs.img s for centos 7 and 8 but due as part of an older system upgrade that still requires rhel 6 I have been trying to create a dracut initramfs.img . I am ...
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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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Reletave path to kernel in pxelinux.cfg

I'm playing with pxelinux in a qemu vm. This is the contents of my tftp directory: build/tftp_boot/dev ├── bios │   ├── ldlinux.c32 │   ├── pxelinux.0 │   ├── pxelinux.cfg │   │   └── default │   └── ...
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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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Unable to boot ISO files from PXE GRUB menu

Ahoy friends. Today i set up my PXE server using dnsmasq as DHCP proxy as well as tftp server. I wanted to set up a grub menu to be able to run Windows ISO files in EFI and Legacy mode, depending on ...
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PXE: File loading time

While PXE booting a system, it looks for UUID file at PXE server. If found then it proceed accordingly. Else System waits for 2 min and then starts looking for MacID file on PXE Server. Is there any ...
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How to boot OpenWRT FROM PXE?

I have downloaded OpenWRT files for PC from OpenWRT site. I have installed DHCP and TFTP (in my LAN) and can boot (other) kernels from them. Now I want to boot these OpenWRT files. I wrote in PXE ...
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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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sda1 /puppy_bionicpup64_8.0.sfs not found

I am new to working with linux specially when it comes to remastering. The company i am at has a need/requirement of developing and having the build of a java program in any linux. building the java ...
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No network at 3rd stage of PXE Boot

I try to boot with PXE an Ubuntu Image made from debootstrap on a Dell PowerEdge M610 with a Broadcom NetXtrem II (BCM 5709S) (bnx2 driver). When i try to boot, everythings goes well at the bios ...
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Debian Stretch network boot (nfs) shutdown fails because of network service

with Debian Jessie my Raspberry Pi was working pretty well with booting from NAS. With Stretch there is an issue with shutdown (and reboot), because Stretch seems to disable the network interfaces too ...
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PXE Boot: “Failed to load ldlinux.c32”

I'm trying to create a PXE server on my raspberry pi, but if I try to boot, the client shows the Error "Failed to load ldlinux.c32". This is my folder structure of the tftp folder: Here is my ...
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PXE boot fails With “Could not locate boot server.”

My target machine with PXE enabled receives a lease from dnsmasq and prints a message UD: 192.168.10.123 which is the address of my dnsmasq/tftp server but then fails to get any further with "Could ...
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PXE boot a computer using Ironic Bifrost

I am using Openstack Ironic standalone using Bifrost. I followed this link link https://docs.openstack.org/bifrost/latest/install/index.html#introduction to install Bifrost on CentOS system in ...
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reverse dns flow

I am trying to understand the reverse dns implementation of bind. in my lab setup, i have a pxe server witn dns configured. it has 21.168.192.in-arpa.arpa reverse lookup zone file. i am using foreman ...
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Symlinks with grub2 like pxelinux

I do want to do symlinks like pxelinux can, just with grub2. But I cant figure out how. The goal is to have different config-files which I can dynamicly pass to an IP. Grub2 does work so far but I ...
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Can't start VM with PXE “write error: no space left on device” and end up in dracut environment

I'm setting up a PXE server to automate deployment of KVM guests. KVM hypervisor host: Fedora 29 KVM guests: Centos 7 During the installation I face a problem /sbin/dmsquash-live-root: write error: ...
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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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Cannot 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/...
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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 ...