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Developer boards capable of PXE booting? [closed]

I've been searching for a developer board like the raspberry pi that will support PXE booting. After an hour Google search I haven't been able to find anything. Does such a board exist?
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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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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 ...