Questions tagged [pxe]

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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Unable to find a medium container a life file system from casper on PXE boot

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a UCS controlled Cisco C240, but no matter what I try, it gives me the error message: Unable to find a medium container a live file system Attempt interactive ...
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PXE Installing Ubuntu 20.04 by way of preseed.cfg doesn't start

I'm trying to PXE boot my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop by way of a preseed.cfg file. I have PXE boot menu working just fine, I can boot to and install a normal Ubuntu 20.04 box this way. The problem is the ...
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Problem with 20.04 Preseed install from PXE

I decided to write here because I have a problem that I can't solve despite my research on the net. For my company, I installed a PXE server under Debian that I configured to install Ubuntu in an ...
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PXE fails to download kickstart file

I have a PXE setup with kickstart on server 1. I perform a PXE boot on server 2. Server 2 gets a MAC address and then immidiatley says "Failed to download kickstart file". From other servers,...
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Ubuntu PXE setup

There's an existing PXE installation that installs Ubuntu 18.04 which I didn't set up. I'd like to to have it install Ubuntu 18.04.05. When I look for an .ISO, this is what I see: find . -name "*....
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Set root password in ubuntu kickstart

I have a kickstart to set a password for root. Currently, this is what it says in the preseed file: rootpw --iscrypted $1$lK/0.tLv$XdsDIJ3KNU/Ta9r1Pr6Qt1 How do I generate a new hash for the root ...
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Does the Linksys WUSB6300 wireless adapter support PXE in Ubuntu 18.04?

Does the Linksys WUSB6300 wireless adapter support PXE in Ubuntu 18.04? (I ran the search and found the other thread where it talks about compiling the driver with dkms so that it will persist through ...
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How can I pxe install ubuntu server offline without archive mirror? [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu 18.04 server on a segregated network not connected to the internet, I will connect to a public network later to download packages. When installing, Ubuntu forces me to ...
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Mass install OS

I'm a little stuck on this issue and not sure what path to take and how. I have a clonezilla image of a custom Ubuntu. That image needs to be running on remote supermicro servers worldwide with ...
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My Ubuntu 18.04.5 PXE boot initrd isn't doing the kickstart file

I am setting up PXE server using Centos 7.9. I tried to boot up the Ubuntu 18.04.5 server using the vmlinuz and initrd from "casper' directory in the Ubuntu 18.04.5 ISO. In my PXE server boot ...
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Ubuntu PXE Client cant boot

i have setup DHCP, TFTP and NFS Servers via Virtualbox to create an virtual ipxe boot server. im using my vm in a NAT-Network. if i boot with my client via Network i got a error message connection ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 PXE Installer Crashing

This problem is quite specific, but as I am only seeing this behavior on one type of hardware, and only on the 18.04 installation, I figured I'd reach out on here. PXE booting an HPE DL20 Gen9 server ...
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“Unable to find a live file system on the network” when PXE booting Ubuntu

I image bare metal servers to CentOS 7 and 8 all of the the time via network DHCP/TFTP using UEFI options, from a CentOS 7 PXE server. I'm looking to also build Ubuntu 20.04 servers. I've followed the ...
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Various options in BIOS for an Ubuntu dual boot but via an external SSD

I recently started booting Ubuntu from an external SSD, on my ASUS FX503VD laptop. In order to do so I had to change a few settings. I just want to get an understanding of what they do. I am not sure ...
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Diskless client doesnt boot. Does anybody still use diskless clients?

I have a class of machines on my network that should not have a harddisk (of any kind). They boot diskless and are very useful to me like that. (e.g. I need to be able to turn them off at any moment, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 autoinstall post installation script

I have setup Ubuntu 20.04 auto-install PXE and everything works, now i want to run my post-install.sh script after installation which does some custome stuff for me like install HP server utility, ...
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Several Problems with Autoinstaller and cloud-init

I am coming from debian-installer and now trying to setup an environment for generell installation of new Servers and VMs with Ubuntu 20.04 and seeing, that debian-installer (d-i) is deprecated and ...
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Blacklisting a package (grub-pc) and leave recommendations unresolved

I use PXE-boot on a system, and hence do not require any local bootloaders like grub. When uninstalling grub-pc it complains that the kernel image recommends it, something like linux-image-5.4.0-60-...
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Ubuntu 20.04 autoinstall change apt source.list point to local

I have working PXE server to autoinstall Ubuntu 20.04 and everything working great now i want to point apt-get source.list repository to my local apt-morror server but not sure how do i add that to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 autoinstall PXE boot question

I am playing with new ubuntu 20.04 autoinstall yaml file and have some question related. My pxelinux.cfg/default snippet. LABEL Ubuntu-20.04.1 kernel /images/ubuntu/vmlinuz ...
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Install Ubuntu over pxe with an usb-C network adaptator

I want to install Ubuntu over pxe. With my Thinkpad it works fine. But my Dell doesn't have an Rj45 connector, so I use an usb-C network adaptor. In the startup process, initramfs don't get an IP ...
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How to boot Ubuntu Live(Ubiquity) Installer from PXE server?

I'm trying to boot ubuntu ubiquity live installer over network. I have read many tutorial. Including this. Here is what I have done. Installed netboot.tar.gz on my dnsmasq server. Default setup ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 Live, locale set to aa_DJ, when bootoption tells to setup with locale de_DE

i tried to PXE boot Ubuntu 20.10 Live from ubuntu-20.10-desktop-amd64.iso (2020-10-22 14:31) using the following additional boot options for setting up locale and keyboard layout: debian-installer/...
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How can current Ubuntu versions be installed via PXE network boot and an automated installation?

Starting with Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla), Canonical does not provide the netboot.tar.gz package and the mini.iso image anymore. They could previously be used to boot a system via PXE and run Debian ...
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Fetch autoinstall based on MAC

Short: I am looking for a way to PXE boot Ubuntu 20.04, and use new autoinstall for a completely unattended installation. But I would like for user-data YAML to be modified server-side based on MAC of ...
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Desktop automated netboot for 20.04

Previously, we've used the netboot method with a preseed file to automate provisioning developer workstations using PXE boot. But in 20.04 (focal fossa) netboot is no longer supported. There are ...
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EFI Boot loader - grubx64.efi - PXE provisioning - Foreman

If anyone could help me on this, I spent quite a lot of time trying to deploy Ubuntu servers (EFI) with Foreman but there is an issue with grubx64.efi. Foreman support told me that I should ask Debian/...
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MAAS enlistment doesn't work, datasource not found, can't boot off of UEFI PXE

Extremely detailed description of issue ahead, TL;DR servers I am trying to deploy can't enlist, and I am having UEFI netboot issues on a few of the servers I have 4 servers, (repurposed desktop ...
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PXEBoot w/Grub | Hangs at blackscreen

I've recently setup a PXE Boot server on my router via dnsmasq, the PXE Server seems to be working without issues providing both tftp and the pxe service, however when I try to boot my Ubuntu live ...
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Install custom system image from network server

I have a bootable image (ISO) of an Ubuntu system, but it is not an installer in itself. I'd like to be able to instruct a system to copy the ISO over the network and effectively dd it to internal ...
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Only half the capacity of the SSD available on PXE autoinstall

I used a PXE install on a computer with the following relevant parameters in user-data: storage: layout: name: lvm match: ssd: yes meaning the SSD (machine only contains one)...
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How to use cloud config in pxe boot?

I am using netbootxyz in order to boot my Ubuntu environments. In matter of the facts, is that I am using pre-seed configuration. The problem is that there are some minor bugs: gnome-terminal is not ...
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How do I automate network installation of many Ubuntu 18.04 systems with EFI and PXE?

In the past I've managed the installation of dozens of Ubuntu 18.04 servers with PXE boot and pxelinux. This worked well, as each system had its own file named after the mac address of the interface ...
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How to install the OS with LTS Enablement Stacks (HWE) directly via netboot?

I need to install Ubuntu 18.04.5 (Bionic) onto a bunch of servers using a netboot installer. These servers have newer hardware and thus need the Kernel provided by LTS Enablement Stacks (HWE). I ...
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Netbooting bare metal nodes, pass VLAN tag to the installer

I need to install Ubuntu 18.04 onto some bare metal nodes. I'm using the normal Preseed + Debian Installer process. We use VLANs and I cannot figure out how to configure the installation image to use ...
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Missing Cobbler menu. Unable to boot from hard drive after PXE install

I set up Cobbler Cobbler 2.8.5 service and sucessfully installed Ubuntu 16.04.6 on HP DL360 G5. Hardware doesn't support UEFI. Boot order is set up to #1 NIC #2 Hard drive. What concerns me is that ...
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How to include preseed file while PXE install of 20.04 server?

I try to install 20.04 server with preseeding on BIOS based device via PXE. I created pxelinux.cfg/default: DEFAULT menu.c32 ...
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20.04 live server automated install hangs on “finish: subiquity/Refresh: SUCCESS: completed”, not able to login

I try to install 20.04 live server image on bare metal BIOS based device. I'm following this guide. I managed to set up dnsmasq, TFTP and HTTP servers, but after running user-data script booting hangs ...
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My Ubuntu 20.04 auto install is failing - how can I open a shell?

I have an autoinstall on a custom 20.04 ISO I'm building using Cubic. Subiquity is writing a Curtin log and providing a path but I can't for the life of me work out how to break into a shell. This has ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS does not mount NFS when booting PXE

I have been attempting to get Ubuntu 20.04 to PXE boot and have run into a similar issue as other folks on here. I have found a few solutions, which include adding ip=dhcp to the append line in the ...
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Setting up linux server to boot up Apple computers

I am trying to set up a Linux server with bootable apple images. The goal is to have multiple apple computers boot up on these images and check functionality instead of installing OS on every single ...
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How to PXE install 20.04 server on iSCSI TARGET on bare metal diskless servers, UEFI & BIOS computers?

Which image to use ? LUKS is an wanted bonus. Ubuntu 20.04 live-server doesn't have iSCSI support ! (Does anybody knows if Centos or other distro have those options ?) How to PXE install 20.04 server ...
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isc-dhcp-server failed (result: exit-code)

I'm trying to set-up a PXE server. One week ago it all worked fine, today my isc-dhcp-server started to fail. If i start the isc-dhcp-server service, it returns an error: failed (Result: exit-code) ...
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The autoinstall option is ignored

The autoinstall option is being ignored. My grub.cfg is as below. The VM being installed makes no attempt to retrieve the user-data and meta-data files from the web server. Where is the documentation ...
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Cannot install tftpd-hpa

I'm trying to run apt-get install dnsmasq pxelinux syslinux-common through a cluster control node, and keep getting this error while installing. Job for tftpd-hpa.service failed because the control ...
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Deploy Ubuntu 20.04 on bare metal or virtualbox VM by pxelinux, cloud-init doesn't pick up user-data file

I've been deploying Ubuntu (since 12.04) along with other Linux with pxelinux many years. With the Debian-installer, it works just fine. These days I've been trying to deploy 20.04, which also works ...
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Automated 20.04 Server Installation using PXE and live server image

How to do an fully automated Ubuntu 20.04 Server install using PXE and the live server image? Reason With the 20.04 release, it seems clear Ubuntu is further pushing the live server installer (...
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PXE boot error: failed to load ldlinux.c32 - Ubuntu 20.04 netinstall

I'm trying to do a netinstall of Ubuntu 20.04 using PXE. I've used the following guide to setup my PXE server: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/netbooting-the-live-server-installer/14510 The DHCP, TFTP ...
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CI/CD pipeline PXE boot image Ubuntu

I have a CI/CD pipeline using Packer to create a Ubuntu Desktop image from a Server image for virtual machines. I want to be able to use this method (or something similar) for physical machines. I am ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS does not boot up using PXE and NFS

To allow me to test Ubuntu Live I have been using same setup for the last 10 Years PXE server using Debian /srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/default LABEL Ubuntu 18.04 Live kernel ubuntu18/casper/vmlinuz ...

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