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Disk-less Booting with UEFI mode?

I'm fairly new to this. I was able to successfully disk-less boot in Legacy mode. But trying to see whether I can do the same on UEFI mode; since one of my system has issue on Legacy mode. I see ...
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HP Server not booting - “PXE-E53: No boot filename received”?

We have an issue with our HP DL360 G5 server not booting. It starts up, but gets stuck at a "PXE-E53: No boot filename received" error. Can you shed some light on how to resolve this issue?
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Serva Win 8 Install: Network location cannot be reached?

I have a toshiba z30-a1301 that I am trying to install windows 8 on. The only way I am able to do it is through Lan boot. (no option for usb, no cd slot, no recovery partition). I'm using Serva, and ...
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How to make an included menu / submenu / separate screen in pxelinux?

I have the following menu on my LAN: UI menu.c32 PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 300 ONTIMEOUT local MENU TITLE In The Moon PXE Menu (Sagittarius-A) LABEL WinPE64 MENU LABEL Windows PE x64 KERNEL /memdisk INITRD ...
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Add EFI stub to vmlinuz

Is it possible to add EFI stub to vmlinuz? I've been using ipxe for network booting installation images, problem is that in EFI mode ipxe is only able to boot newer kernels with EFI stub enabled. So ...
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Booting an ISO over network with linux

I am looking for a way to boot an ISO image over a network from a machine running Linux in order to install multiple Linux distributions without the need of burning or writing anything. I would be ...
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Places or books to start learning PXE booting [closed]

I am currently playing around with PXE booting and PXELINUX/SYSLINUX. I have tried LTSP , thinmachine, FOG project and some others. Currently I am trying to understand how PXELINUX is working under ...
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booting linux toold over PXE in UEFI moce

I've been using iPXE to setup a network boot environment in our lab, everything works fine in Legacy mode, but in UEFI I'm unable to boot some linux tools (like clonezilla, parted magic, etc), i tried ...
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How does WDS detect if a client is UEFI or Legacy?

I've been using WDS for a while, and now we want to move to iPXE and chain into WDS, but due to some DHCP issues (we are not the owners and cannot configure it) I'm unable to configure the DHCP ...
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CentOS - using PXE to install it on my host ( kickstart configuration )

I am trying to install an OS from our server through PXE ( Preboot Execution Environment ). However, on my host, I have two disks say A ( /dev/sda ) and B ( /dev/sdb ) The default installation path ...
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UEFI & legacy PXE chain to WDS

I'm making a PXE server (CentOS 7) that will be able to boot legacy and UEFI clients, so far this works fine, but i also want to be able to boot into WDS via the linux PXE, I was somehow able to make ...
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Share VirtualBox OS through LAN to boot from another PC?

In my school, our computers are not really computers (confusing). We have something like set top boxes that are connected through LAN cable to a huge server that runs Operating systems: The ...
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Unable to boot to tftp (unable to transfer files)

I am following instructions from this link: http://www.cyberstreams.com/install-windows-7-network-using-pxe-booting-tftp/ I have followed till step 8. However i am not getting past from that step. I ...
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When LAN booting is engaging?

I have an industrial PC, with Phoenix AwardBIOS. My goal is to first boot from LAN, even if there is working OS on hard drive. For that First Boot Device is set to Legacy LAN and Second Boot Device ...
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Invalid image file when adding install.wim to wds image

When trying to add the install.wim file from the Windows 10 iso to WDS install image, I get a error message. "Invalid Image file - The file does not contain a valid install image". The iso is ...
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system init and logging failure for diskless pxe boot

I'm going to set up a disk-less cluster and as the first step, I configured a Debian(Jessie) installation as the server and its dhcp, tftp, nfs according to ...
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Make host services available on guest's network

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Host) Windows 7 (Guest) The host and the guest are on physical different networks via different NICs. The Windows 7 guest is installed via PXE on a bridged network (fixed IP, own ...
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PXE boot in uefi mode

I'm building a pxeboot server and including both legacy boot and uefi boot options. The legacy boot works perfectly but while doing an installation in uefi mode, the client machine network boots, ...
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VMware vSphere ESXi 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vSphere ESXi server 6 trial with vCenter server and vSphere client 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work, but I want to go one step further ...
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How can I make a SquashFS file the root file system when doing an iPXE boot?

I have a system that works perfectly fine as iPXE boot server. Now I'm trying to make it use a SquashFS file as a root file system, instead of an NFS file system. The current system uses iPXE ...
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PXE install update status

I'm currently working on an install system for my servers. Everything works fine except the fact that I want to update a state in database proportionally of the install's state like "Reboot on PXE", ...
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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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Need help to install windows on laptop. No CD, no USB, PXE is failing

NOTE: I wrote this as I had problems with the PXE/Network installation, but I managed to solve it as I was writing it. This is more of a helper guide if someone else has the same problem. Also, I ...
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the nature of pxebooting

Got a question regarding pxe-booting into freebsd. Let's assume the following. Machine A = dhcpd/tftp/console server Machine B = no OS (about get one by PXE) After pxe-booting machine B, I expect ...
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Boot Micro PC remotely via WiFi

I have a Micro PC (Intel Atom Bay Trail T-CR Z3735F) and I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to wake it up remotely, whether through network (WoWLAN, PXE or so) or through some AC Power Failure ...
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Can PXE be run over a multi-port bridged nic?

I have a system which i've configured and tested with one ethernet port that acts as a PXE server, and it works. I also have a quad port nic sitting around I'd like to utilize so I've been wondering ...
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IPXE booting with changed MAC address (eth0 hw address)

my internet provider recognizes users by MAC address. I have made up my mac address and now I have problem. I want to boot arch netinstall via pxe... but I cannot change my MAC address easily. ...
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Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable” (Please help)

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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How does each PXE boot client know to grab the image from Clonezilla server?

I am kind of used to Fog and trying out Clonezilla for a change. For Fog, all of our clients are on PXE boot all of the time. I noticed there is not much instruction on Clonezilla server through PXE ...
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PXE boot - can't access BIOS

The issue I'm having is with a Dell Vostro 3360, Windows 7 64 Bit + Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual Boot). Everything worked perfectly until one day after a windows update it started showing this message on start ...
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MD5 mismatch when PXE booting with cobbler

I am working on PXE booting on clients from one master node which has cobbler service on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and this is the preseed file I am using for ubuntu installation. # ...
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PXE Boot then Switch to Wi-Fi

Is it possible to boot over PXE and then switch to the wi-fi network? I have my wi-fi laptop connected via Ethernet to my network in order to boot an Ubuntu live CD image via PXE. Now that I have ...
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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 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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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 ...