Boot WDS and LTSP with pxelinux
Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:08 AM
I also have a Hyper-V VM which is an LTSP server.
Now what I would like is to be able to select WDS or LTSP from the menu but I'm not sure how to configure pxelinux to do that. At the moment the LTSP option doesnt do anything at all
Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:29 AM
so I have pxelinux booting from a wds server which gives me a nice menu which I can select stuff from.
This is my working part of the menu
DEFAULT vesamenu.c32 PROMPT 0 NOESCAPE 0 ALLOWOPTIONS 0 # Timeout in units of 1/10 s TIMEOUT 300 MENU WIDTH 40 MENU MARGIN 0 MENU ROWS 12 MENU TIMEOUTROW 14 MENU HSHIFT 5 MENU VSHIFT 2 MENU COLOR BORDER 30;44 #00000000 #00000000 none MENU COLOR TABMSG 1;36;44 #00000000 #00000000 none MENU COLOR TITLE 1;36;44 #00000000 #00000000 none MENU COLOR SEL 30;47 #40000000 #20ffffff MENU BACKGROUND DeploymentBackground.png MENU TITLE PXE Boot menu MENU WIDTH 80 MENU MARGIN 18 MENU ROWS 4 LABEL wds MENU DEFAULT MENU PASSWD P@ssw0rd MENU LABEL Windows Deployment Services KERNEL pxeboot.0 LABEL local MENU LABEL Boot from Harddisk LOCALBOOT 0
now what I want to do as well is add a menu to allow me to boot from a bootfile on a separate server which happens to be a Hyper-v VM so far my attempts haven't been the slightest bit successful. The ltsp server has a samba share ltsp where the bootfile is which has guest enabled.
LABEL ltsp MENU LABEL Boot LTSP Thin Client *TEST* KERNEL //220.127.116.11/ltsp/pxelinux.0
Hopefully this elaborates what I want to do a bit more
Posted 04 February 2010 - 06:11 PM
PXELINUX only supports TFTP.
You can use gPXE in combination with PXELINUX.
gPXE supports: TFTP, HTTP, iSCSI, AoE (and maybe more)
So you can serve your files from HTTP if you want (will be faster than TFTP).
You probably can get the best help on IRC (#etherboot channel on freenode) or the mailing lists of etherboot.
If you get it working, a follow up with the details would be nice.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:04 AM
LABEL ltsp MENU LABEL Boot Ubuntu 9.10 LTSP Client KERNEL vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic APPEND ro initrd=initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic quiet splash netroot=nfs nfsroot=18.104.22.168:/opt/ltsp/i386
The problem is there are some reliability issues, It can boot up fine the first time or it can take multiple times because it might get kernel panic or might just restart. I have no idea why it does this though but it mostly works. Only x86 seems to be unreliable but i dunno could be the network card both x86 PCs i were using had Intel PRO 100s which is pretty much what I mostly use.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:30 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users