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How do I PXE Boot Only when I want it to without user intervention?

I would like to setup a PXE environment where I can re-image machines remotely without any user intervention. Only problem is when the re-imaging is completed it will do the re-imaging again and again ...
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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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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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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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F keys on a PXE boot (Dell Latitude 830)

So i just got in a shipment of Dell D830s, and im trying to do a PXE boot to our WDS servers....but when I get past the boot option screen to the pre PXE screen that asks for "Press F-12 for network ...
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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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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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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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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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Reinstalling XP on old laptop, how do I set up a PXE server on my win7 desktop?

I'm reinstalling XP on a very old laptop with a dead cd drive. I don't have any floppy drives and it doesn't support usb booting, so PXE is my only option. Can I set up a PXE server on my Windows 7 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Net boot from debian server using directly connected ethernet cable

I have a computer with grub installed, and nothing else. I'd like to install Debian on it without having to burn a CD. (and I don't have any flash disks.) It has a nice ethernet card, and I have ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Failing to map drive for shared folder in WinPE (PXE/TFTP+DHCP server)

I am failing to map a drive like this: net use z: \\server\sharedfolder it immediately returns an error 1231 telling me that the specified host can't be found - even though I have connected both ...