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How to test PXE from the commandline?

I am working on setting up a 'PXE boot server', if that is a thing; what I have to work with is a TPlink router (TL-ER7206 v1.0), which offers a DHCP service with 'option 66' which should be set to ...
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Installing Debian Bullseye ISO over PXE with

I have been struggling with finding a solution for this for days now, and it feels like I have missed something but I dont know what. I am trying to create a offline system with unattended Debian ISO ...
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VirtualBox PXE boot issue: can't find ldlinux.c32

I am trying to demonstrate VirtualBox PXE boot feature, so that it automatically starts a Debian, on a Ubuntu 20.04 host. From what I understand, VirtualBox (6.1) provides both the DHCP and TFTP ...
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PXE boot with persistence (Windows 10/Win2Go)

Looking for a way to maintain persistence with PXE boot (Windows to Go). I have a home NAS/server and wish to have my Win2Go OS stored on that so that I can use the same OS on multiple machines. Is ...
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Install Arch Linux (or any os) to a computer with no USB or ethernet?

I have a Microsoft Surface Laptop whose usb does not work. It had a short and the device is permanently disabled (I'm fairly certain it is broken hardware-wise). Regardless, that is the only port this ...
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How To Automate (Provide Answers) To Ubuntu Installer When Booting From NetBoot

I am trying to understand how to provide answers to the Ubuntu Server 20.04 network boot menu so that I can proceed to the next phase. I am using Sys/PXE Linux and TFTP (tftpd-hpa) to achieve network ...
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PXE boot from physical computer and virtual machine doesn't happen equally

I've set up a WDS server and connected it to my local network switch. When I PXE-boot any physically connected computer with PXE 2.0 on that network, everything works just fine. It boots into Windows ...
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PXE Boot menu architecture based

Is it possible to hide/unhide PXE boot menu items? We have an x86 boot configuration for TinyCore. This works perfect with PXE boot. Now we want to add a Arm version of PiCore to the PXE menu so we ...
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Signed GRUB booting UEFI PXE Windows 10 PE, finally unable to find sbcpflighttoken.p7b and friends

I'm trying to boot Windows 10 amd64 preboot environment (PE) iso I created with Windows ADK + the "PE addon". I'm trying to use signed boot shim and signed GRUB for this. First I use Debian ...
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Is it possible to patch syspreped disk images for iscsi boot?

I have a system in place that boots 12 diskless workstation to ipxe. Runs winpe plus windows 10 installer to a sanhooked blank iscsi target. Later the machine is simply booted to ipxe and sanhooked to ...
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How to boot from local disk using grub2 during a PXE boot

I have a working BIOS-based PXE boot setup that I established years ago on a Linux CentOS 7 server. In the pxelinux.cfg/default file, I have the following lines (among other menu entries): LABEL local ...
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Recovery (restore) over PXE

How to do I restore my backup file (AOMEI or EaseUS) to multiple computers over the Internet? How can I take a backup of my computer (Windows 10 Pro) after sysprep on the computer and restore it to ...
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Connecting to uefi PXE server with virtualbox, using a VPN connection

I am on a Windows PC running VirtualBox with nothing installed in. My PXE server is in UEFI mode. I changed the option in VirtualBox to UEFI boot and the only supported card type is the "...
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kaspersky rescue cd freezes at welcome to grub when pxe boot

So I'am following the official guide for pxe booting the kaspersky rescue cd but when I boot it is freezes at "welcome to Grub". I want to know what Causes this Problem and How to Fix it. ...
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PC stuck at boot after displaying PXE information

The PC hangs forever after displaying the following two lines: Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.27 Copyright (C) 1997-2008, Intel Corporation Pressing the keys usually bound to BIOS or UEFI functions (F2, ...
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Loading OS onto laptop via PXE

I have an old Lenovo Edge 15 80H1 which (long story short) has no OS installed. I want to rescue the machine, but I can't boot from a usb because none of the usb ports work. It also doesn't recognize ...
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How to resolve WSL2 port conflict with windows services?

I am on Windows 10 20H2 (Build 19042.867). I also using WSL2 with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, after upgrading to SSD, I have a problem entering WSL2 with the following error: wsl error 0xfffffff press ...
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Readonly / filesystem immediately after install

I'm using pxeboot and kickstart to automate the installation of CentOS 8. For some reason the resulting systems have a readonly / filesystem after install and its driving me nuts. What might be ...
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Dell Optiplex 755 boots to Network by Default

I have a PXE Boot Server That is used for installing Debian and MemTest86+. Suddenly my Dell Optiplex 755 starts to boot to PXE Boot by Default Even know Debian is Installed on the System. I can boot ...
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Serva Kali 32-bit live kernel panic no working init found

I am trying to boot an Intel Pentium 4 based 32-bit architecture PC through Serva PXE server. I have set up Serva (https://www.vercot.com/~serva/) on a Windows 10 machine with the following settings: ...
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Can syslinux chainload an EFI file?

I am looking to integrate provisioning by PXE-booting from a RedHat Satellite Server with a Windows Deployment Server. To do that, I want the (non-UEFI) syslinux bootloader from WDS to load another ...
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Configuring DHCP for Windows 10 Network Installations

While following a tutorial for PXE booting a Windows 10 Installation Media, the requirements mention using a DHCP server to do what seems to me to be intercept the DHCP broadcast and instead assign ...
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Virtualized real machine

how do I virtualize a computer with Windows? Of the genre, when a real machine boots, it will boot through eg pxe, and look for an operating system to run, on a server. Does anyone know how to do this?...
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Install Windows 10 via PXE

I've been searching for a way to complete an unattended Windows 10 installation with only bad luck. I have found lots of information on loading and running 10 from a PXE server but nothing saying it ...
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PXE boot: TFTP file transfer fails

I am trying to PXE boot from a Windows 2019 server running tftpd32, as installed by CloneDeploy 1.4.0. The server's firewall is disabled. When trying to PXE boot (ipxe), the clients get an IP through ...
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Install Linux EFI-style but from pxelinux (legacy)

Since it's a complete pain to realize PXE booting via UEFI (I still have not achieved it and time isn't on my side), I tried a workaround by booting from pxelinux while still choosing UEFI-bootloader ...
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Can't see Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS setup

I have a Razer Blade 15. When I boot my device, a message is flashed which says, Checking Media Presence..... No Media Present..... but this message is only flashed for a second and then my laptop ...
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Windows PE (Win10) access denied to fileserver

I want to install Windows over the network using PXE. I made the winpe iso, but when I try to access a mounted drive I get "Access Denied" This is my start.cmd script for win pe: wpeinit ...
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What is the difference between PXE and NETBOOT?

I have some confusion with these two terms. Perhaps they do the same job and the only thing that differentiates it is that NETBOOT is from Apple ... help me please I'm confused with this.
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PXE boot from syslinux?

I am trying to configure 2 boot options: one for PXE boot and one for local boot from the SSD. Is this achievable with syslinux? As far as I understand from the documentation and the source code, the ...
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How to clean install Windows 10 with a product or license key? [duplicate]

I'm considering buying a PC which comes with Windows preinstalled; typically I run Linux. If I were to format the hard drive and install Linux so that Windows was removed from the hard drive, just ...
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how to copy, persist or save the license key for Windows 10?

Not normally a Windows user, but am considering purchasing a brand new desktop PC with Windows. Is it even possible to note a license key for future use with Windows 10?
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Is there a real MacOS LiveCD/DVD/USB?

I want to make a non-persistent MacOS system in my Mac. I've searched, but I did not found anything working... Do you have any idea?
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PXE boot over routed network

I've bumped into interesting problem with PXE boot, while TFTP server resides on another routed (not NAT'ed) sub-net. Setup: Dell PowerEdge 640/740 servers with Intel x710 10g network cards. Two ...
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Wake on Lan to PXE then boot fails if PXE isn't selected

We are having an issue when we use Wake-on-LAN our desktops. In the Bios, we set Wake on Lan (under power management) to 'Lan with PXE boot'. If we WOL, the computer will wake, and attempt a PXE boot. ...
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PXE boot hangs after PXE menu

My usecase is to install RHEL on a machine through PXE boot. I could do this with the standard RHEL OS and also automated installation with kickstart file. Problem comes when I am trying to do the ...
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How to Connect to PXE Server From 2 Different Subnets

I am running a Windows Server 2016 VM which itself is running Serva, a TFTP/PXE server. I have it set up properly and working, when client machines are on the same subnet. When they're on a different ...
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CLIENT MAC ADDR error on booting via Intel PXE

I'm having a problem with VMware where, when I try to boot any ISO, it always says: CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 0C 29 A9 3A 2E GUID: 564D12D9-E543-62C5-2E3C-35A030A93A PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP ...
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How to share VirtualBox guest OS images?

I want to run multiple VirtualBox VM guests on the same Ubuntu (or Mac) host. To save disk space, I'd like to have them all boot off of a single guest OS image (installed fully once on the first VM), ...
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Unable to complete TFTP transfer via SCCM PXE boot

I'm new to SCCM and have been setting it up in a dev environment available to me. Every machine is virtual and is isolated on its own VLAN (servers and clients alike). When I try to PXE boot any ...
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Windows 10 PXE installation (error 0x80042565)

I'm trying to install Windows 10 over PXE on a bunch of different laptops for resale. It loads my winpe.iso and my autounattend.xml files just fine. But this error occurs in the Windows installation ...
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Not able to boot system after installing MX Linux

I'm unable to boot the system after installing MX Linux.. I'm trying to dual boot MX Linux and Windows 10. After installing MX Linux, I'm getting a black screen with this error at boot time. I tried ...
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Is there a way to configure the DHCP options of a Windows 10 HyperV virtual switch?

I want to install a PXE server, for test, on a VM machine in HyperV. For that i need to set some DHCP options. Is there a way to configure those options for the virtual switch? Thanks.
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Rollback protection for network booting

I am interested in secure network booting. UEFI Secure Boot, combined with a signing key I control, ensures that no unauthorized code can run. However, it doesn’t provide rollback protection: an ...
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How to config static VM with DHCP service started?

everyone. I am newbie on Unix. Here I set up a VM in VMware.At first it can go on web with static IP and default NAT DHCP which provided by VMware. And then I seted up cobbler to install system, so ...
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ESXi 6.0 PXE boot

i try to provision a ESXi 6.0 server with Foreman. The networking configuration and the stuff above work's fine. But after the reboot SSh and ESX Shell is not enabled. Any idea's how to fix this? Even ...
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Use grub2 (PXE) to boot local OS

I have set up a tftp server and put grub2 essentials generated by grub-mknetdir to the root of the tftp server. What I want is just to boot the local OS from the grub2 on the server because I can ...
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PXE Boot Proxmox

I followed this guide to set up a PXE server on an ubuntu VM. Instead of the DHCP server on that same server though, I just configured OPNSense to use that server. I made the boot image using this ...
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PXELINUX network booting an ISO file

I'm trying to boot through the network with the help of PXELINUX. I've installed the necessary tools using the official Syslinux documentation. My PXELINUX configuration file (/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/...
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linux freeze with pxe when there are more than 1 network interface

I have setup 2 virtual machines with virtualbox: the 1st (named server after this) one acts as dhcp (isc-dhcp-server) and tftp (atftpd) server the other one (named "client" after this) as a diskless ...
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