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#1 erwan.l

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:35 PM

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All how to's below use iPxe and Tiny PXE Server.

 

You can also find other (longer) how to's here like how to pxe boot a live Ubuntu (thru nfs), or clonezilla (thru http) or RedoBackup (thru NFS), ...

 

Please feel free to share experience, comments, requests.

 

1.how to pxe boot pxelinux 

 

Enter pxelinux.0 as boot filename

Put pxelinux.cfg/default as boot menu in root folder (see example in zip file)

Note : put menu.c32 in root folder

 

2.how to pxe boot grub4dos 

 

Enter grldr as boot filename

Put menu.lst/default as boot menu in root folder  (see example in zip file)

Note : use (pd) as pxe device

 

3.how to pxe boot ipxe+menu  

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter menu.ipxe as user-class boot filename

Put menu.ipxe in root folder   (see example in zip file)

Note : use ipxe variable ${dhcp-server} to dynamically retrieve the ip of the boot server

 

4.how to pxe boot ipxe+pxelinux  

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter pxelinux.0 as user class boot filename

Put pxelinux.cfg/default as boot menu in root folder  (see example in zip file)

Note : put menu.c32 in root folder

 

5.how to pxe boot ipxe+iscsi thru rootpath  

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter iscsi path in option 17 root path (example : iscsi:192.168.1.100:tcp:3260:0:test)

 

6.how to pxe boot ipxe + g4dos  

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter grldr as user class boot filename

Put menu.lst/default as boot menu in root folder  (see example in zip file)

Note : use (pd) as pxe device

 

7.how to pxe boot winpe (wim) thru WDS 

 

Enter wdsnbp.com as boot filename

Enter pxeboot.com as proxydhcp boot filename

Enter boot\bcd as proxydhcp option 252

Tick BINL

Note : put bootmgr.exe in root folder, boot.wim in sources folder and boot.sdi in boot folder

Note: wds files can be found in boot.wim of windows7/2008 installation files (\windows\boot\pxe)

 

8.how to pxe boot xp installation thru RIS 

 

Enter startrom.0 as boot filename

Put winnt.sif as unattended installation file in root folder  (see example in zip file)

Put ntldr (renamed setupldr.exe), ntdetect.com in root folder

Tick BINL

Share the root folder (windows/samba share, nullsessions enabled) containing a subfolder XP (containing installation cd files)

Extract all inf files from lan driverpacks to INF folder in root folder

Extract all sys files from lan driverpacks to XP\I386 folder in root folder

 

9.how to pxe boot winpe (wim) thru ipxe+wimboot  

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter wimboot.ipxe as user-class boot filename

Put wimboot.ipxe in root folder   (see example in zip file)

Note : use ipxe variable ${dhcp-server} to dynamically retrieve the ip of the boot server

Note: tick httdp tickbox

 

10. how to pxe boot an iso file thru ipxe + memdisk 

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter iso.ipxe as user-class boot filename

Put iso.ipxe in root folder   (see example in zip file)

Note : use ipxe variable ${dhcp-server} to dynamically retrieve the ip of the boot server

 

11. how to pxe boot an iso file thru ipxe + sanboot

 

Enter ipxe-undionly.kpxe as boot filename

Enter sanboot.ipxe as user-class boot filename

Put sanboot.ipxe in root folder   (see example in zip file)

Note : use ipxe variable ${dhcp-server} to dynamically retrieve the ip of the boot server


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#2 erwan.l

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

How to install Windows (7 or 8) thru WINPE, via PXE



#3 erwan.l

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

Boot WINPE over PXE on a UEFI computer




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