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How to create and boot Windows PE over PXE in Windows 8.1?

Is there any version-independent, custom-software-free, manual about how to create and boot Windows PE over network? All manuals I am finding is either obsolete versions of creating Windows PE, like ...
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Booting ISO with pxelinux, memdisk: Bad file number

When trying to boot my winpe64.iso, I have created on my Windows 8 box, I am getting "Bad file number" error. What does it mean?
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How to see stdout and stderr in Syslinux/Pxelinux?

I am trying to boot something with Pxelinux and fail. Some error message is blinking very fast and then menu appears again. How to have time to see error messages? UPDATE My config UI menu.c32 ...
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How to boot bootable ISO with PXE?

I have DHCP/TFTP/Syslinux installed on my computer in the LAN. With it I can boot any images on any other LAN computers, including diskless, for example, Memtest86+ and it works. Also I have some ...
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How to set up PXE boot on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I would like to install a linux distro on a computer using my Windows 7 Professional computer as the PXE boot server since it has the ISO file of the distro. How to do that? I have a DHCP router.
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SCCM OSD Apply Operating system error - Only when not PXE booted

I have a strange problem when trying to get OSD working from SCCM 2012. We have a deployment task sequence which works fine from PXE boot to unknown computers (where it asks for computer name) and ...
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One WinPE for multiple different installations

Im building a PXE boot environment to move away from many CD's / DVD's to one organized fast source for tools and installations. I want to do some unattended Windows installations and know the way I ...
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Install WAIK installation images over PXE

I setup a PXE Server and use it to serve some tools and live systems over the network (Setup with Debian Wheezy, tftpd-hpa, isc-dhcpd and nfs-kernel-server) and would like to deploy Windows ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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Will PXE boot a blank hard drive?

If I have a blank hard drive and a computer that is set to boot from PXE NIC will it download the OS to the hard drive that is blank or does it need a special format for it?
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Merge a squashFS and a initrd into one single file (PXE booting)

I have a initrd and a cloop (squashFS). Which is the simplest way, to merge those 2 files into one single initrd file, for the purpose of PXE-booting the whole image at once without any bootstrapping ...
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How does FOG Project PXE supply a computer name and join to the domain?

Without sysprepping (just uploading then deploying) I can get FOG to seamlessly join an imaged computer to a domain, and FOG will also supply a computer name I specify in the management console. My ...
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Installing Windows 7 using Serva fails with error 3

I have an old Toshiba laptop which does not have CD Rom and also it does not support boot from USB. I want to install Windows 7 in it. After some searching, i came to know that i can install it using ...
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VM Machine can't boot from WDS using VMware

I have problem with WDS service in windows server 2012 R2 using Vmware workstation , my setting until now are : the DHCP Role installed and properly working and 60PXEClient option is enabled, and i ...
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Trying to image using PXE boot

I am trying to image using pxeboot. I am able to get an IP address, however i keep getting the message "selected boot device failed. press any key to reboot the system." I have been able to image ...
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Unable to login to main pc(server) in serva pxe boot

I can not pass from here it Unable to login here. It says invalid password of network name not found i tried everything, But I am unable to pass from it
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PXE reliability

I understand that PXE is implemented by using TFTP over UDP - neither one of those protocols verifies integrity, which would seem important for something like the operating system - is there some sort ...
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PXE boot aborted pending request id 21

I am trying to boot from PXE and install Windows via SCCM. Previous computers was OK, but this computer get error: pending request id 21 See: Cannot get information about this error code.
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New Dell & old Compaq laptop DOS PXE boot with wireless router [closed]

I have a Netgear wireless router connected to the internet, and a new Dell laptop. How can I PXE boot my old Compaq laptop, which is connected to the router with an ethernet LAN cable? Even a ...
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HP HDX 16 Fails on WDS PXE BOOT

When I PXE boot my HP HDX 16 machine it will show the boot options. If I go Windows 7 x86 it will go to the screen to pick which Windows to install. However, if go with the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 ...
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Computer says “succeed to download nbp file” but doesn't boot into PE

I'm trying install windows 7 over network. I tried tftpd and serva, but with both of them, my laptop will just get to the message "succeed to download nbp file" and then proceeds to boot normally ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

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 ...
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Can you have 2 network boot servers?

I currently run Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to deploy default and custom created images. However, WDS can not do Linux as it requires .wim files. I want to also deploy Linux. Is it possible to ...
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How to setup Uefi support on serva?

I'm trying to setup a pxe server with serva to deploy Windows 8.1 for a bunch of Elitepads. The server is working correctly for other PCs and virtual machines, but the Elitepads just won't. I've read ...
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Is there a way to convert a PXEboot back into an ISO?

There seems to be a variety of tutorials on the web for converting a LiveCD image into a PXE boot configuration, but I cannot find any on doing the reverse. Given a directory with PXEBoot, how can I ...
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Network boot (PXE) Ubuntu unable to pass downloading archive

Okay, I've created DHCP server with Serva, booted Ubuntu 12 installer on other laptop in option "Network boot" and everything's ok (Language, keyboard, connection and choosing mirror) untill ...
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Boot Kali iso from HDD in existing boot menu

Currently, we have FOG as our computer imaging solution. All PCs have PXE boot setup, and FOGs boot menu is showing. What I would like to do is to add the Kali iso as a start-up option, which would ...
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ccboot iSCSI not supported on client

I'm trying to implement some thin clients and I've tried openthinclient, but I don't know how to make the client boot to Win XP. I can only boot to OpenThinClientOS. So I tried another thin client ...
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Boot loader in pxe

I´m setting up a pxe/tftp server. I´m for now setting it up with pxelinux, from syslinux system. I saw this table wich make me doubt about if I made the right choice. I need to know wich of those ...
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router dhcp config for pxe boot

I want to set up pxe/tftp server in my network. I already have a dhcp server on my isp router wich has dhcp option 60 and dhcp option 240. I nee to know if can i set it up in order to lease pxe info ...
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Network Boot Virtual Envirorment Instance

Is there a way I can boot a Hyper-V, VMware, or some sort of other virtual instance from another computer via something like PXE. I'd like to setup a diskless environment running Windows 8. Seeing as ...
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Microsoft WDS and PXE boot sequence

I am trying to deploy images using WDS and PXE. I had a question regarding the boot sequence. 1: The system that needs to be imaged should automatically boot through PXE and find the image 2: How do I ...
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PXE disk wipe utility?

I know that DBAN is easily used if you have a CD/DVD/USB drive. However, if you have a situation where one is unable to have physical access a network bootable situation is needed. So is there an ...
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Grub Network Boot, where do system files go?

I have made a folder structure for network boot using PXE and Grub with the command grub-mknetdir. I have put those files in a valid served tftp folder on Server Machine. I have put a valid kernel ...
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Installing Win7 over PXE through Serva fails - FAILED/ABORT

I am trying to install Windows 7 over PXE with Serva on my new gaming build. Once I get past the installation menu another window pops up reading "loading network resources". After a couple of seconds ...
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Remote PXE server files

Is it possible to view the contents of a remote PXE/TFTP Server on a Windows PC? I would like to get the pxelinux.0 file off of a remote server, but when I connect using WinSCP or just Explorer I get ...
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Convert or add a localy installed linux distro to PXE-boot server

I have a Linux distro installed (debian) and configured in a VM. I'm looking for a way to add it to my PXE-server so that clients can boot to it (live session) Very confused at the moment, should i ...
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Is it possible to PXE boot a Surface Pro, but deploy image via wireless?

We are working on imaging Surface Pro tablets, without using a Windows Deployment Server. Currently, we have Debian Linux running tftpd for booting other systems running Windows 7 for imaging. With ...
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PXE Netboot from Windows 7 PC using TFTP32 E32 Timeout Issue

I am trying to netboot a PC with no CD Drive and no USB Booting options (Available in BIOS but does not recognise USB, broken perhaps somehow). Anyhow here is the log from TFTP32: Rcvd DHCP Discover ...
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Converting WinPE/ISO to WIM for WDS

Is there a way to convert boot images to WIM so that they work in Windows Deployment Services? I have a file that was created PartAssist_WinPE.iso but contains no .wim file. Does WDS only support ...
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pxe boot environement unable to download kickstart file

Im trying to get a pxe boot working, but the farthest i can get is to the part that the pxe boot image is supposed to retrieve the kickstart file over nfs, then the error: failed to retrieve file ...
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Lubuntu LiveCD disabling auto-mount.

In cooperation with my IT teacher we want to boot all PC's in IT class with Lubuntu. I've successfully set up PXE server, but there is one thing that worries us. Harddrives shouldn't be accessible ...
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Is there a way to permanently change the associations of NIC cards on a supermicro server?

There are 4 ports, eth0...eth3, and I want to reassign them so that eth0 is associated with the NIC currently listed as eth2, and eth1 to eth3. Basically swap them. It needs to be permanent and ...
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How to make a PXE boot, if the client PC has no network card driver?

As I have researched, we can do a clean installation of an OS through network booting (PXE boot). I have also tried to do it to a virtual machine via windows Deployment Services (WDS). It was OK. ...
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DRBL hangs after booting

I'm trying to restore a lab using a network boot, but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working correctly. The only thing that happens is the my computer boots up using PXE, and I get the an IP, ...
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System Center Configuration manager 2012, Warning during PXE boot

Hey I have a SCCM2012 setup on a virtual Hyper V server and use it to create Win 7 Enterprise installations for PXE installs. I'm just learning about SCCM2012, and I think its a little hard finding ...
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How can I correctly install Serva TFTP in Windows XP PXE?

I followed the instructions on this web page to install Serva, but when I restart Serva, (see 4.3- Quit and Restart Serva), the folder contents (folders named WIA_RIS etc.) aren’t created as ...
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How to boot to tftp grub via a USB drive

I have a PXE server setup for network booting systems via grub. Unfortunately, I don't have control over the entire network's DHCP servers, so I can't network boot all systems. I'd like to create a ...
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Setup BIOS to network boot to FOG server

I have a FOG server installed on my Ubuntu 12.4 OS. The FOG server is setup and running. On the client machine, I am trying to network boot into my FOG server, but it never connects. I can't figure ...
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How I can install Windows 8 over network?

I have tried to use Tftpd32 but it did not work. I think because it asks for pxesomething.com which I don't have.