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Forcing legacy boot

I have a new PC with a reference Intel motherboard and AMI BIOS (5.010 on a LynxPoint-LP chipset motherboard). There is no OEM support, so I'm on my own with this. I have a PXE network and WDS ...
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Install Ubuntu with PXELinux on Raid0 machine

I have built a server that give tha ability to install several Linux distro over the network. Everything works well but with Ubuntu 14.04. I used this guide : ...
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Kubuntu live cd via PXE on server 2012r2

I am attempting to PXE boot the kubuntu live CD ( prepped to be booted on a usb drive, then files placed on a NFS share with root acces read/write to everyone ) the PXE boot menu component launched ...
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Want HP Pavilion 10-e010nr to default PXE Legacy boot from wired network

Have Pavilion 10-e010nr note-book laptop. InsydeH2O 3.7 BIOS. I want it to PXE boot from the network interface, in legacy mode, by default. I am the IT department. Security: There are no ...
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How to set (reset) PXE binary filename in pfsense?

I am trying to load lpxelinux.0 instead of pxelinux.0 in pfSense, and configured it in default bios filename setting: Unfortunately, server still sends pxelinux.0 as a filename: How to fix? How ...
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Ubuntu netinstall hangs with local mirror

I have a PXE server with Ubuntu installations, all of them use a preseed config file that point to a local mirror. Problem is, whenever the installation start downloading files from the local mirror ...
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USB stick needs to be PXE bootable

I've created a bootable USB using Syslinux and Diskpart. The USB contains Windows-based software. Unfortunately for me, I now need to be able to PXE boot other desktops using only the USB stick. ...
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Ubuntu pxe/network install with local mirror/repo

I'm using a PXE server to install varies Linux distributions, recently I've added Ubuntu and not I'm having trouble getting it to work. Everything boots fine, but I cannot get the install to know ...
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Use BCDEDIT to configure PXE boot as default boot option

I have a lab full of computers using UEFI that I want to always attempt to PXE boot before all other boot options. However, after automatically imaging a PC with Windows 8.1/Windows 10, the UEFI boot ...
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Static or Dynamic addresses when connecting to a SAN

Best practices question: I have many computers connected, in the same rack, to a SAN. The SAN talks iSCSI to the network, and will need to have an IP address to serve out storage. The question is if ...
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Do I need multiple network drivers for my PXE Windows 7 64-bit WinPE?

We are working on a PXE Server which is Linux-based with a Debian distribution. Our server is running fine and we can PXE boot clients with Linux distributions. Now we are adding a Windows 7 ...
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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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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”

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 ...