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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R-Pi3b+ diskless PXE boot results in initramfs prompt on diskless device after downloading TLXOS [closed]

I am trying to set up two Raspi 3B+ with a diskless boot option. Our setup is as follows: A 3B+ setup with TLXOS as a PXE server, SD card installed - followed the instructions In the forum. An ...
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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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Build bootable image of installed software and options with ubuntu 18 LTS

I am working on supporting needy families in my hometown to support students who are now being asked to participate in e-learning remotely. many of these kids do not have computers or even internet ...
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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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Grub4Dos not found menu.lst

I try to create a tftp and dhcp server. so i can boot up in PXE on LAN (i known it too old.) I installed (tftpd-hpa, isc-dhcp-server, nfs-kernel-server, pxelinux, syslinux) Why can't i find the menu....
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How to download WinPE with Linux?

From Linux, how is PXE, or specifically, Windows PE, downloaded? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/winpe-intro suggests: Create bootable WinPE media The ...
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How to store image of Ubuntu on existing machine and then use it to install on a fleet of machines over local network

I haven't found a clear answer or way of doing what I'm looking for. I'm used to doing this on a Windows environment, and was simply wondering if I could do the same with Ubuntu. I'd like to start ...
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MaaS Problem PXE booting with Dell r630

I have three Dell Poweredge r630 machines with NIC daughter cards (2 10g sfp and two 1g rj45). I can not get PXE to grab MaaS unless I use the first port, which is a 10g that I do NOT want on the ...
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Changing the repositories after PXE installation

I have set up a PXE server that does a fully automated installation of both Ubuntu 18.04 server and Centos 7.6. My issue is that after installation, the Ubuntu systems have my PXE server IP in their ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 DESKTOP Unattended PXE installation, is it possible?

I've been doing PXE boot installations for years on most Linux flavors, Mostly server versions. But I can't seems to be able to PXE boot with fully unattended installation of Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop ...
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Grub2 (Efi) boot via PXE - load config file automatically

I´ve got a problem booting my OS via Grub2 bootloader. Environment: I´ve got a PXE-Boot Infrastructure and want to test PXE-Booting Grub2.efi via Network (TFTP). Downloading the efi-file to the ...
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Using Ubuntu Server 18.04 as iSCSI target and Windows 10 nodes

I´m starting to look at the possibility in running a iSCSI-target from a Ubuntu Server 18.04 to deploy image file (golden image file) to boot Win10-nodes(diskless) in a network. I have a running ...
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Convert installed system to PXE boot image

I've installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.6 onto a computer, customized it, and would like to take that installation (from a local 32GB mSATA drive; installed files use about 2.6GB) and convert it into an ...
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Media test failure error in Minicom

I have been working on setting up a bare metal switch through minicom from a remote server. Serial port info: sudo setserial -g /dev/ttyS0 /dev/ttyS0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4 I was ...
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Setting up maas host as Virsh Pod using ubuntu 18.04

I've been struggling with this for a while. Constraints: Using Ubuntu 18.04 setup maas and on the same box setup virsh so Maas can leverage it's self as a Pod. What I've tied. I've tried about ...
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Unable to preseed user creation and partitioning with ubuntu netboot 18.04

Okay, so I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using the netboot image for use on our virtual machines (I'm using VirtualBox if that matters). I'm not sure if the virtual ...
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Ubuntu Server: Advanced internet connection sharing

I just succeeded in the configuration of my iPXE server. My server has multiple network adapters. enp6s0 is the one that receives internet (DHCP 192.168.137.0/24) enp2s4f1 is the one that serves PXE (...
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getting a nfsmount error when PXE booting

i'm getting this error right here when i'm trying to pxe boot to Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 . I followed this http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=13243 guide on how to set it up. The regular command line installation ...
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Trying to automate an Ubuntu install but I keep getting some type of error

I'm trying to automate an Ubuntu install for deployment via PXE server but I'm running into an issue. I've used guide to try and configure it but unfortunately I'm running into this error. Only ...
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MAAS using PXE won't finish enlisting

Following the instructions in https://maas.io/install on a blade server I got stuck on the enlisting step. The PXE booting loads the image but after some reasonable time waiting nothing else happens. ...
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How to make ubuntu system into raw image with dd and then make it bootable with PXE server?

I successfully built PXE boot with NFS. the boot copies all the NFS files into TMPFS, which is then mounted as as root on clients, thus all files are stored on TMPFS. The drawback of this method, it ...
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PXE to USB Drive

I'd like to boot an old computer that doesn't support USB, but has an existing installation of Ubuntu 19.04 on a flash drive. I'd like to set up a PXE server to direct the computer to boot instead off ...
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Pi as PXE Server

I'd like to use a Raspberry Pi 3 to install Ubuntu 19.04 onto computers directly connected to it via LAN (Pi to Laptop). I've found this, which details the setup for such a case, but it is said ...
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Diskless setup trouble on 19.04 (Newbie)

My goal is to use my host machine to setup and configure a diskless environment which I can boot client machines and/or VMs with. I've been following these two tutorials with very minor changes: - ...
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Running a local PXE-Server

Community, I would like to run a "local" PXE-Server for testing pourpose(Windows Installation Setup). My Idea was, installing a linux enviroment in a physical PC, install all the nescesary to run a ...
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PXE boot node login

When I PXE boot a node, it asks for login and password. Which login and password is it asking for? Is it asking for MAAS login and password, or something else?
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How to create a NFS root for Ubuntu

I am trying to set up several mini-PCs that all boot Ubuntu from unique NFS images mounted via PXE. The systems have no local storage or configuration and everything must come from network. I have ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 PXE Network boot Failure

Installation of ubuntu 18.04 PXE network boot fails with grub error as shown in the attached pics.
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MAAS: boot to freedos for firmware upgrades

For MAAS to be an effective solution in our infrastructure, we require it to be able too boot our servers to a specific FreeDOS.img containing firmware upgrade tools/files. Currently we have a pxeMenu ...
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Why the gurb.efi made by gurb-mkimage fail to load winPE boot loader file on PXE

I create bootx64.efi of grub 2.04 or 2.02. I copy it to PXE and renamed it as grubnetx64.efi. However, 'BI InitializeLibrary error 0x0000001' is what I get once chainloader xxxxx\Microsoft\bootx64.efi....
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Running Different GRUB2 Configuration for Multiple Diskless Clients?

My setup has one head node which hosts a bootable image, which many compute nodes PXE boot from using grub. The issue is because of the varying hardware of the various nodes, I need different grub ...
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Using sssd on a diskless PXE clients

Does Ubuntu have an equivalent of rwtab? I am attempting to get sssd to run on a read-only nfsroot. I have bypassed the logging failure with a systemd dropin file, but have yet to find an desirable ...
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PXE boot an installation from 18.04 alternative ISO

because the normal sever iso no longer lets you install raid disk in any sensible manner, I'm forced to try and get pxe booting working from the alternative iso and have hit a brick wall. I followed ...
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Configure PXE Boot to boot Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop system on ISCSI Target

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Configuration on an ISCSI target which I have installed from VirtualBox. It is configured correctly with open-iscsi. Virtual Box can boot from it, but only because the ...
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how to choose interface in ks.cfg when install ubuntu by pxe?

it's the interfaces part of my ks.cfg: file name ks.cfg ... set first network interface card to use dhcp and ipv6 network --bootproto=dhcp --device=enp125s0f0 ... when install ubuntu 16.04.5, it ...
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Lenovo Legion PXI-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable. Exiting PXE ROM. Then restarts and works fine

After a series of unfortunate events, I was finally able to install ubuntu 19.04 in my Lenovo Legion Y530. I had to install the OS for like 10 times after erasing the last ubuntu installation again ...
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Hosting a PXE on Ubuntu Server 18.04

kinda new to this but I was asked to setup a bunch of kiosk systems for a group project. I have experience setting up a server, so that's why they asked me... Only problem is I really don't know much ...
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Why change BIOS time to 01/01/1988, ubuntu installer can't find kernel?

I am using PXE server to install Ubuntu 18. There are two identical hardware systems. System A with the correct date/time, ex: 6/11/2019 This system can install Ubuntu 18 via the same PXE server ...
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Error when setting up PXE server for booting network clients

I have tried several online guides for achieving this and all of them eventually run into the same/similar issue so maybe someone can help me? https://linuxhint.com/pxe_boot_ubuntu_server/ https://...
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ubuntustudio os sharing to diskless PXE clients

About 5 years ago in ubuntustudio there was a complete robust solution script to share the os on the main machine to any and all diskless PXE clients, but I cannot remember which version had that or ...
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Automated PXE boot image selection and customized boot images

Details I have a network of about 20 identical Dell PCs and 40 raspberry PI 3b+ units which were donated to a school where I'm currently doing some pro-bono work. The RPI units are for kids to browse ...
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MAAS - Layer 2/3 architecure

I'm curious about the various network architecures that can work with mass. The docs state two layouts ( flat and split ) but they are fairly sparse as to what those are. Unfortunately, due to a new ...
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PXE Boot and Fully Automated Install?

I am trying to set up a PXE environment to automate Ubuntu installs. I have a PXE server running with DHCP and Bionic netboot images I can boot a bare box, load the menu and install interactively ...
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How do I set up pxe boot to use preseed

I have a working 18.04 kickstart installation using PXE. I'm trying to set up preseed (because there are issues with ks that I want to get around). That setup is below as well, but it doesn't use my ...

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