I have a Linux PXE server.
Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems.
But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under Windows.
I've extracted some files from
/2/Windows/Boot/PXE/ to tftp root
pxeboot.com wdsnbp.com (-> wdsnbp.0) bootmgr.exe
Pointed kernel to (in pxelinux.cfg/default):
That's at least something that boots and gives:
Downloaded WDSNBP... Architecture: x64 WDSNBP started using DHCP Referral. Contacting Server: 10.0.0.1 (Gateway: 0.0.0.0).. No response from Windows Deployment Services server. Launching pxeboot.com... TFTP download failed Could not boot image: Error 0x00000001 (http://ipxe.org/00000001) No more network devices FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.
What should I do to continue booting process?
I also created a Samba share with ISO contents, but how to connect all this?
All the tutorials I've found are either outdated or (most) require to create an additional boot image under Windows using its tools. Is it really so sad sad situation?
For Linux ISO I have something like this:
KERNEL u1404/casper/vmlinuz.efi APPEND boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=10.0.0.1:/var/lib/tftpboot/u1404 initrd=u1404/casper/initrd.lz ip=dhcp --
/var/lib/tftpboot/u1404 is a mount point for Ubuntu 14.04 ISO
For Windows I stopped at this (and the error above) and don't know what exactly to do next:
And to clarify: the question is how to do it (configure PXE for Windows ISO) in Linux environment. If I was in a hurry I'd use WDS or some other Windows tools without a question.