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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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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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Pxe boot getting stuck at initramfs terminal, when booting using maas server

enter image description here getting above error when using PXE boot
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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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create a disk image and convert boot to pxe compatible server

in my pc I have Oracle Virtualbox with an instance of a virtual machine with ubuntu 22.04 (installed) as guest and windows 10 as host. Since I want use the network boot feature (PXE) from my pc I want ...
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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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18.04 PXE Preseed - Install OS on smallest disk

I'm trying to create a preseed file to automatically select the smallest hard disk, because I have sda and nvme in my device, because I can't just fill in /dev/sda, which will cause nvme's device to ...
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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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Lenovo P14s Gen 2 network installation

I tried to install a Lenovo P14s Generation 2 from a PXE-Server with Ubuntu 20.04 This worked fine with the Generation 1. As soon as the setup got loaded from the PXE server and the network settings ...
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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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install from untouched usb, preseed from network

I was busy setting up a PXE installation the last couple of days, I finished the preseeding today and realized that the whole installation takes like forever this way. Even when using an apt-cache ...
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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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MaaS Juju Machine stuck PXE boot during comissioning

Was trying to deploy the clusters using MaaS(3.1)+Juju. The VM's getting stuck during boot stage of commissioning. post that it ends up as time out. Boot issues is not occurring when we cancelled the ...
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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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How to set azerty keyboard in preseed.cfg

I'm trying to install trough PXE, Ubuntu Desktop with a a preseed.cfg. Everything is ok until the configuration of the keyboard. I tried this : d-i debian-installer/language string fr d-i debian-...
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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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PXE Boot 20.04 LTS not booting with Kickstart file

I have multiple server install in my PXE file using kickstart file. All work well including Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Somehow Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is not booting through kickstart. All document point to using ...
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How to fix initrd issues 'Cannot open root device "ram0"'

I've installed successfully netboot.xyz and I'm able to install Linux and Windows on multiple devices without any issues. Recently I got a few Dell Precision laptops with an USB-ethernet adapters and ...
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PXE server, netboot

I read a bit about netbooting, PXE, thinclient, diskless and so on and I am still confused with one thing: what components has an image to include in order to be "netbootable"? Are all the ...
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Add driver to PXE server

I have a PXE server to automatically install ubuntu. with this configuration: GRAB config: https://pastebin.com/WxHnSacq UEFI vmlinuz and initrd from the official image of ubuntu 20.04 server it ...
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PXE boot timeouts setting

I trying to set up a PXE boot server. Everything is working but when the client is booting after the pxelinux.0 is loaded there is a boot: prompt. When I hit enter to the pxelinux.cfg/default enter ...
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TFTP Aborted received from

I tried to set up a PXE-boot server with dnsmasq. Everything is working but the there is an error regarding TFTP. Nov 9 12:28:52 zika dnsmasq-dhcp[59739]: DHCPDISCOVER(enp4s0) 08:00:27:78:a4:c2 Nov ...
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problem setting up pxe boot with diskless client ubuntu 20.04 (dnsmasq,nfs server) ltsp like

i have been struggling for the last 3 weeks setting up some thing like ltsp. we have a call center with 50 + client with 2G ram which is not enough, and a beafy server with 64 G ram. we used to use ...
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NFS over TCP not available from x.x.x.x

Ubuntu 21.10 I setup a fully functional PXE server but lately I received an error. I followed this /etc/exports: /netboot/nfs *(rw,sync,no_wdelay,insecure_locks,no_root_squash,insecure,...
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PXE server with NFS

Ubuntu 21.10 I setup a functional PXE server but lately I received an error. I supposed the NFS export does not work. The permissions are 777. Can anybody have a solution to that? I followed this /etc/...
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Where are netboot files for hirsute 21.04?

I am searching for netboot files for Hirsute Hippo 21.04, ie linux and initrd.gz The usual repo path that worked for 20.04 LTS ( http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/focal/main/installer-amd64/...
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Running cachefilesd cache on ramdisk (tmpfs) for PXE NFS boot

I am running ubuntu 20.04 LTS (kernel 5.4.0-81-generic) from PXE and I wish to add a local cache. Because I don't want to have a partition on all my devices for caching, I wish to use a ramdisk for ...
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Network does not connect when I boot directly, only when I change boot order to let pxe network boot first (Lenovo e4125)

Network does not connect when I boot directly. It only connects when I change boot order to let pxe network boot first on my Lenovo E4125. If I let the pxe network boot first, my boot time doubles. ...
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Unable to UEFI PXE Boot - Unable to find a live file system on the network

Trying to PXE Boot / UEFI Ubuntu 20.04 Server. I've been able to get PXE working, and the image downloads, but after the image downloads, it fails with "Unable to find a live file system on the ...
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Ubuntu PXE Server Kickstart not working

Configured one Ubuntu PXE server on Ubuntu 18 (UEFI) machine is able to boot both live and manual install. But when i applied kick start its not able to start from kick start file Here is my Default ...
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maas error pxe boot

I installed maas on a container docker listening on a bond0 interface from a server. I would like to commission in Maas a physical server IBM SystemX X3550 M4 but it does not work. I see DHCP requests ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 autoinstall cloud-config fails

I'm PXE booting and auto installing a 20.04 server without success. The server is acquiring the user-data file from my cloud-init server however it fails at the some point on each install, ...
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PXE server - broadcast port restriction on boot client demand

I would like to setup my PXE server to attribute a correct IP-address, only for clients requesting network boot. Therefor I've configured my network adapter with 2 IP addresses on a different range. ...
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Ubuntu PXE Setup On Virtual VM hosted in Virtual Box

I am trying to install a PXE setup in Oracle VM manager VM in ubuntu 20.4 Focal, but am facing two issues generally: The Copy Paste does not work in Ubuntu, so I'm unable to copy the yaml file Unable ...
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Issues autoinstalling Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to make an automated installation of Kubuntu 20.04 with a PXE-Server. First using an ubuntu20.04-live-server image and the adding de kubuntu-desktop package. The thing is that I got lost at ...
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Error while deploying Ubuntu via PXE

I am trying to deploy Ubuntu on multiple computer via network using PXE. I found cool tuto for this here is the link. My issu comes on Step 1.5 –Download “UEFI” Packages: I am lost here, I can ...
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PXE Boot / Live CD root partition size

we use a remix'd ubuntu ISO to PXE boot machines and since switching to a 20.04 based one, the amount of free space on the root partition after boot is not a lot, significantly less than the amount of ...
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problem with boot and upgrading

I recently restarted my laptop and observed an error saying pxe-e61 media test failure check cable. My laptop is AsuS with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Sometimes ago one of my friends told me about upgrading to ...
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pxe boot ubuntu 20.04 iso to laptops connected with usb-c ethernet cables

So basically i have FOG setup to currently boot windows mdt isos. Ive been working the last few months via trial and error to get this working for Ubuntu. Ubuntu fully works properly via vmware ...
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Using netbootxyz for PXE server

Has anyone used netbootxyz autoinstalltion method with the new installer? More specifically what is required to have a base installation with that methodology. I am currently using the legacy ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Raspberry Pi 4b PXE boot fails after run /init

I have been trying to PXE boot Ubuntu 20.04 server lts for the rpi4 since about a week now, and I am basically stuck at the point where /init is executed and the boot process basically stalls. I can't ...
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Set up auto install of Ubuntu Server 18.04, also possibly 16.04

I am a relative newbie to the Linux, but have used Ubuntu desktop for a while. This is my first post to the community. I am dealing with the Server now, specifically 16.04 LTS (Xenial) and 18.04 LTS (...
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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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