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Questions regarding network booting using PXE, or Pre eXecution Environment. In this method of booting, a client computer (or end computer) can boot using only its network card.

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Upgrading Customised Ubuntu ISO

We have customised version of ISO with Ubuntu 18.04 version and it's get install without any user intervention using seed configuration. Now we have upgraded Ubuntu ISO from 18.04 to 22.04. We have ...
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dnsmasq configuration for TFTP + ProxyDHCP in Ubuntu Server 22.04.3 LTS

I'm trying to configure a PXE setup, in which my Ubuntu Server 22.04.3 LTS would act as TFTP server + ProxyDHCP (current DHCP server has to remain untouched). I've googled a lot, and tried a lot of ...
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Grub PXE boot - not looking for MAC/IP-based config

I am PXE-booting an Ubuntu 22.04 installation. For the grub image, I am using the one here . According to the docs: GRUB will search for its configuration files in order using the following rules ...
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"No filesystem could mount root, tried:" when trying to install Ubuntu from Ubuntu PXE Server

I repost my topic again with Ubuntu only. I'm sorry for the confusion. I am a newbie to set up the PXE Server. Forgive me if anything is weird in my setup. I have tried to install Ubuntu from ISO file ...
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Ubuntu-core from PXE?

Problem in a few words... I'm working with ubuntu-core22 and have to deploy a lot of computers with my custom OS. (ubuntu-core with my snaps). I created my own PXE server. To make some test I install ...
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RPI3/4 PXE boot ok with ubuntu 20.04 but failed on 22.04 due to missing /lib/systemd in initramfs

I'm experiencing difficulties with PXE boot on Ubuntu 22.04 and have been trying to resolve this issue for a year. There are two main problems: The first is a bug where NFS version 4 support has been ...
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dhcpd.conf configuration for PXE server

i am trying to configure the dhcpd.conf file, when I restart and see the staus of the isc-dhcp-server it is giving below error: isc-dhcp-server.service - ISC DHCP IPv4 server Loaded: loaded (/lib/...
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Xubuntu 22.04: no DNS after PXE/overlay boot

I am using dnsmasq on my server to boot our clients via PXE (both traditional BIOS and UEFI); the NFS-root is readonly and the clients use an overlay-root. This worked fine for Xubuntu 18.04 clients. ...
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No Internet on Diskless Client - Ubuntu 22.04.3

So I have been working with PXE booting a diskless client using. My setup includes TFTP, dnsmasq and an NFS share. Using TFTP and dnsmasq I can do PXE booting. I prepared an OS and copied the rootfs ...
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Diskless Booting - grub.cfg & NFS

I have used guide:-https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/install/netboot-amd64 to build PXE server and currently it is working. I plan to build upon this and make an environment where diskless client is ...
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UEFI Secure Boot:- bad shim signature

Before proceeding I don't want to disable the Secure Boot option. I need a solution, not a workaround. I have a humble setup using dnsmasq and the dnsmasq built-in tftp to give me a PXE server. I am ...
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The difference in network configuration files between USB install and PXE autoinstall

when i use pxe with autoinstall install ubuntu server 22.04 or 23.04,the network configuration automatically generated like this # This is the network config written by 'subiquity' network: ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Autoinstall how to disable security Updates

I am setting up clients every now and then using pxe -> autoinstall but after running the setup it takes very long to install the latest security updates. I want them to install later not while the ...
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Ubuntu 22 PXE Kickstart With Cobbler

I am trying to PXE kickstart Ubuntu 22 using Cobbler, but I am getting error /init: line 49: can't open /dev/sr0: No medium found I believe when boot files are loaded, it's trying USB or CD drive ...
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No boot after installation Ubuntu 22.04

After installation of Ubuntu 22.04 no success to start up linux from hard disk. I get the notification PXE-E53: no boot filename received. PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. Non-system disk or disk error ...
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Grub2 boot from iso image

I have set up a PXE boot environment using pxelinux but since I updated my motherboard's firmware, it doesn't support legacy mode anymore. So I added support for UEFI mode to my PXE setup. I have ...
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PXE and UEFI SecureBoot

I am trying to PXE boot with SecureBoot enabled. My PXE does boot with UEFI enabled, however when enabling SecureBoot I get the error “Boot failed. EFI Network. Failed Secure Boot Verification.” My ...
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Choose interface on pxe boot host

I am trying to set up a PXE boot environment for Ubuntu 22.04 using IBM HS-22 blades at work. Most everything is going well except the HS-22 blades on boot will choose their USB interface to get a ...
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I need help with a PXE Server on Ubuntu 22.04 using dnsmasq

I am currently trying to setup a PXE server on a ubuntu22.04 server to install iso's or any other images via networkboot/pxeboot. I use dnsmasq for that and have encountered some problems. first, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 autoinstall pxe not getting user-data

testing on VirtualBox an automated install of ubuntu desktop, i have a router, dhcp, tftp, http server. This is my pxelinux.cfg/default: UI menu.c32 LABEL Ubuntu MENU LABEL Ubuntu KERNEL ubuntu/...
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autoinstall ubuntu 22.04 LTS autoinstall does not work in uefi mode

I'm working on autoinstall ubuntu 22 for my company (using VMWare and PXE). It works fine with legacy configs, but not with UEFI. I have continued the install process to the end and then get the ...
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Problems with 20.04 autoinstall not picking up user-data file

I have a pxe server setup and can boot to pxe just fine, however autoinstall doesn't seem to pick up my user-data file. Here is my main.ipxe file.Any ideas? #!ipxe set boot-url=http://192.168.x.x :...
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Xubuntu netboot: vmlinuz not found

I try to boot linux via PXE-boot, but it keeps saying that vmlinuz can not be found. I wish there were more information on which exact filepath it's searching. This is the relevant part of my default ...
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Ubuntu Autoinstall ISO netboot (PXE)

I need to install machines from the network using PXE. I already have an ISO (22.04), which I generated to work with my own user-data (autoinstall). I found some ways over the internet to use PXE with ...
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load drivers to initrd

I have an issue with pxe deploy. I have mounted ubuntu-20.04.5-live-server and using the initrd and vmlinuz of it for the pxe. I am at the point in the pxe deploy that the initrd and vmlinuz has ...
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After installing ubuntu server error PXE-E53 and PXE-M0F - Fujitsu Primergy S1

My server was running on Debian 11. I have wanted to reinstall it with a new Debian version and after installation, it wrote me: Please remove installation medium, then press Enter I have removed the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 22.04LTS in my laptop

I wanted to install ubuntu on my laptop. Everythings goes fine(except there's an error "XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0), but by uid 999!(This could eg happen if you try to connect to a ...
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PXE automation installation Ubuntu 20.04 desktop

I'm currently doing PXE automation installation Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I'm following this guide https://www.laroberto.com/ubuntu-pxe-boot-with-autoinstall. but the guide is for Ubuntu live server image....
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Install with PXE of ubuntu 22.04 blocked

I would like to install ubuntu 22.04 automatically with the PXE. When using the "cloud-init" script the installation freezes on "connecting ..." with a looping animation "/-|/&...
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pxe autoinstall fails with ubuntu 20.04.04

I use .pcengines.ch (apu2) hardware and set up a pxe environment autoinstall works with ubuntu-20.04.3-live-server-amd64.iso but it fails when upgrading to ubuntu-20.04.4-live-server-amd64.iso. Log of ...
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ubuntu 22.04 autoinstall storage section , "autoinstall config did not create needed bootloader partition"

I try to customize storage layout in user-data for autoinstall here is part of my user-data storage: #layout: # name: direct config: - type: disk match: size: ...
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ubuntu 22.04 PXE boot , after installation , physical machines just won't bootfrom harddisk

it's really odd. after couples of playing around with ubuntu 22.04 .I have made two ISOs that can be install ubuntu 22.04 server/desktop automatically. now I'm trying to configure my old PXE server to ...
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ubuntu 22.04 pxe auto install hangs like forever

I already make a bootable auto install ISO of ubuntu 22.04 server , and now I want to provide it in my original PXE environment my PXE IP: 192.168.11.7 hereis my dhcpd.conf about pxelinux filename &...
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Using isc-dhcp-server along side an existing DHCP server for PXE

This may be more of a networking question but very long story short, I'm in the process of setting up a PXEBoot server (TFTP/HTTP) to automate network installs of Linux and the last thing I need to do/...
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Syslinux Install Directory

I installed syslinux using the following: apt install -y syslinux I'd like to know where it was actually installed. I can't seem to find the files anywhere. I'm trying to set up a PXE boot server on ...
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22.04 Jammy PXE Booting Help

In summary, my issue specifically is when I PXE boot a UEFI system, I get stuck at a grub> prompt. It appears that the UEFI systems aren't loading the grub.cfg file and I'll be damned if I can ...
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Difference between Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu server with ubuntu-desktop package

I'm using PXE to install Ubuntu 22.04 (and other versions) based on information from https://www.molnar-peter.hu/en/ubuntu-jammy-netinstall-pxe.html and other sources. Basically all information (and ...
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Why doesn't overlayroot work properly with a net-booted NFS root on a RPi4?

This question has not generated much interest (and no solutions): this may because it is not just a question about Ubuntu and is also not sufficiently documented. I have therefore extensively ...
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What repo provides package 'cd-boot-images-amd64'?

According to https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/netbooting-the-server-installer-on-amd64/16620 there is a package or meta-package named 'cd-boot-images-amd64' but apt on focal fossa (with no "extra&...
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Ubuntu PXE server for Windows 10 x64 PE (live) with Wimboot

I'm just trying to create an Ubuntu PXE server to boot over LAN Windows 10 x64 PE from .wim file by wimboot. I've installed isc-dhcp-server and configured /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf: default-lease-time ...
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Ubuntu preseed failing to automate country selection

I am trying to pxeboot and install Ubuntu 18.04.6 using cobbler and everytime I choose the Ubuntu-18.04.6-hwe I get this (see screenshot) it always drop out to selecting the Country location. pxeboot ...
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How to run autoinstall on a specific user-data file depending on the host?

The environment I'm working in has dozens of different servers, and several times per year new ones get added. We use PXE booting (Legacy/BIOS and EFI) for provisioning these new machines. I'm in the ...
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Autoinstall user-data in initrd

I am currently playing around with the cloud-init autoinstall procedure. The way we installed ubuntu or debian via PXE was to start a linux miniroot, get ubuntu/debian kernel and initrd. patch the ...
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FaiServer 5.3.6 on Ubuntu 20.04: live-boot no supported filesystem images found at /live. (initramfs)

I'm trying to upgrade my FAIserver env from jessie (FAI-Server 4.3.1+deb8u1) to focal (FAI-Server 5.3.6ubuntu1) on the old system (Jessie) I generate nfsroot with the command: fai-make-nfsroot -glfv ...
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Configuring PXE boot with separate DHCP server

I'm trying to configure a PXE boot server, but the DHCP is on a separate machine. I have 2 WDS servers already running, and they can be chosen in the boot menu. But this freshly configured Linux ...
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Subiquity installer via ipxe not properly loading autoinstall file?

I'm trying to move our company to use the new Subiquity installer. We currently run an ipxe setup that calls the old Debian installer, which I have converted to kick off subiquity instead. The issue ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 PXE boot fails - "Unable find a live file system on the network"

When attempting to boot Ubuntu 20.04 via PXE, I'm getting the error Unable to find a live file system on the network. I use the NFS method: menu label ^Install ubuntu kernel /images/ubuntu20-04/casper/...
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Need help to set up PXE

I am trying to find info on using ubuntu server as a PXE boot. So our Client that we are building machines for gave us their own ISO. the computers they give us already aotumatically go into a PXE ...
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When PXE booting Ubuntu live, does root=/dev/ram0 mean to run the image from its RAM?

I have been able to successfully pxe boot an Ubuntu live ISO. I am wondering how to get it to run on the client machine. The behavior I am trying to eliminate is that when I shutdown the pxe server ...
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Automated Server Installs config file top-level keys ”late-commands“ cant use wget or curl

i have encountered a problem about Automated server install. This is my env: Server: centos 7.6 x86_64(its a kvm system) Node1: no system Node2: no system I want to automated install Ubuntu-20.04.3 ...
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