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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 thin client recently, and i've tried openthinclient but i dont know how to make the client boot to win xp. I can only boot to OpenThinClientOS.. So i try 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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Boot windows from NAS with 6client-PCs

I am planning to start a small internet cafe with 6 PCs (will be 12 after ROI). Clients have gigabit network as well as the switch and router. Can i boot directly from NAS to client PCs? If yes, ...
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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 boot from LAN to install Windows 7 on a netbook hosting the install files on a Mac?

I have a netbook without USB boot (and no CD/DVD drive) and i would like to perform a LAN/network boot. My main computer and the one that will host the TFTP boot server is a Mac with OSX 10.7.5 ...
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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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Asus Sabertooth Z87 motherboard — PXE booting

I bought a new desktop computer with an Asus Sabertooth Z87 motherboard. I already have a working PXE environment in my subnet, and I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 from it (in a dual boot setup ...
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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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PXE boot with NFS root is trying to use 'user_xattr' option to mount and failing

I'm building a small diskless cluster using PXE boot and a copy of SLES 11 SP1 from a working hard disk install. The kernel fetches over tftp and boots fine, but during boot I see this: Mounting root ...
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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.
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PXE boot very slow when PXE server is virtualbox

As I read in questions here and on the Internet, PXE and Virtualbox don't seem to like each other too much. My problem is the following: I have a virtualized machine which hosts the DHCP and PXE ...
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PXE media test failure - disabled PXE boot now I have a blank screen

So this is similar to this question and this question except after restarting the laptop I now have a totally blank screen. I can hear the fan and the power light is on but the screen is blank. I ...
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How to setup a PXE boot server?

I want to try and setup a PXE boot server for a laptop that has a damaged hard drive. I have a custom built desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I want to make it my server so I can use my laptop ...
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Windows Deployment Server-RAID Controller

I am to attempting to install Windows 7 onto Dell Workstations using WinPE drivers injected into a Deployment Workbench. Despite injecting the RAID card drives (Perc 310 to be specific) I cannot get ...
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How to get past Thinkpad T530 PXE prompt to BIOS setup?

How do I get to the Thinkpad T530 BIOS setup? As the laptop turns on I press ENTER when prompted, then press F1 when prompted, but that takes me to the Intel PXE prompt. If I hit CTRL-S I get into the ...
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PXE boot with VMware like Xen

Citrix XenServer has a really nice feature where, when creating a new virtual machine, you can manually set PXE options, and you don't need to have a dedicated machine for holding PXE boot loaders and ...
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Test PXE using VirtualBox

I have a Linux laptop running a PXE server. I run the PXE server on the wired port so I can connect computers to it directly. When the Ethernet port is connected I can use PXE to boot a VirtualBox ...
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Booting off windows image through network

I have a HP st5742, which is a tower that does not have a hard drive and I am trying to boot it off the network, preferably off an image. It was designed along with the program HP Image Manager, ...
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start super small linux over pxe and run some commands

I have a small script which runs a few commands on a client. until now i need to go with my usb drive to the pc, run my live image and then run the script. now i want to use pxe for this. so the plan ...
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Serva PXE boot on home network stalls on login on client

I have two laptops connected by ethernet cable to a simple home router. HP Pavilion dv6000 runs a Serva server on Windows 7. ASUS x71q has a faulty DVD drive, and the F9 restore key does not work, ...
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Installing Win7 over PXE through Serva fails on Loading Network Resources [closed]

Trying to install Win7 OS to a Lenovo E335 with no DVD/CD. I have to do it either over PXE/Network or USB. Although I am able to get passt the installation menu of Serva, it fails on Loading Network ...
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How to improve slow PXE boot

I am in the process of getting parts together for my new PC. I currently have Virtualbox hosting a Win 2k8 and Windows 7 and each have 2 processors and 2 gigs of ram but PXE booting takes 2-3 minutes. ...
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How can I chainload a USB drive from GRUB2?

I'm using GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5, booted over the network using PXE. I used grub-mknetdir to generate the GRUB image and directory tree, which I'm serving on a TFTP server using Tftpd32 in ...
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Resealing windows XP stops PXE working

I'm trying to capture a drive image of a windows xp pro machine. I've gone through the steps and resealed the machine. When i try and network boot the PXE instantly gives the message "PXE-MOF" and ...
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Is it possible to boot from internet?

Let's assume the following situation: you have a computer with empty hard disk, and you don't have a CD, floppy, pen drive nearby to boot the computer from. But you have connection to the Internet. ...
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PXE booting standard images?

I see lots of guides showing very detailed steps on booting into various OS's, but none of the files are explained. It is not clear to me which files part of the PXE server, or are the Network ...
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Setting up VirtualBox guest for PXE boot

I'm having an issue getting VirtualBox to boot from the network. I have a Server 2k8 installed and setup and acting as AD DS, DNS, DHCP and WDS. I have two adapter on the server, one of which I have ...
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How to control the PXE boot behaviour from a Windows Deployment Server?

I have recently seen an IT setup where the Windows Clients start in PXE mode, get an IP via DHCP and then boot from the first HDD. Now the admins have the possibility to say remotely next time the ...
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How to make a pxe bootable 10MegaByte or larger dos image?

Would like to make a "massive" DOS floppy disk image, say 10MegaBytes or more containing all the firmware updates i need for any system, harddrive, BIOS. i do not need the DOS image to be networkable ...
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PXE Boot VirtualBox Mac OS X

I'm looking to PXE Boot VirtualBox for MacOS Lion in a way similar to described with VMware Fusion here: ...
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Installing linux (Lubuntu) through PXE boot?

I am completely lost here. I'm trying to install linux onto a very old laptop that has no CD drive and won't boot from USB. My only option is a network (PXE) boot. Except... I have no idea how to ...
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Use initrd as root filesystem for network boot

I'm creating a stand-alone set of netboot images based on a LinuxFromScratch installation (7.0, kernel 3.1.0). I want to deploy that image to many diskless clients, but NFS is in my situation not an ...