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#1 Akansha

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:48 AM

Hi,

I am using imagex in WinPE to backup and restore Windows 7 desktops.

I have  copied all the required files into the location C:\inetpub\wwwroot\, then I have made the iPXE  ISO file as the bootable CD.From that CD I am able to boot the other system into iPXE.

The Problem that we are facing now is on the iPXE command prompt when I am writing the command http://my.server.com/winpe/boot.ipxe  it is showing me that "command not found".

So once system is in the boot state it is not able to connect to the server

Please help me for the same.


Edited by Akansha, 04 April 2014 - 06:51 AM.


#2 erwan.l

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:37 PM

Hi,

 

From ipxe command line the command should be : boot http://my.server.com/winpe/boot.ipxe .

 

If it does not work, use the command dhcp to ensure you have connectivity.

 

if dhcp does not work, then ipxe did not manage to load the correct network drivers (try then the full ipxe version, not just the undi-only one).

 

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#3 Akansha

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:09 AM

Thnx erwan

 

I tried : boot http://my.server.com/winpe/boot.ipxe command but now it is showing "connection time out problem".

 

than i gave dhcp command it is showing:

 

iPXE> dhcp
configuring (net 0 00:08:9b:bc:1c:61).... ok

 

and when i gave ifstate commande it is showing

 

 

iPXE> ifstat
net0: 52:54:00:12:34:56 using rtl8139 on PCI00:03.0 (Open)
[Link:up, TX:0 TXE:0 RX:0 RXE:1]

 

RXE: 1 x "operation not supported"

 

I checked the server's firewall rules it is  permitting inbound connections.


Edited by Akansha, 07 April 2014 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

I would use an ip (x.x.x.x) rather a hostname (my.server.com).

 

Also, if your server is not on the sam LAN as your client, make sure you DHCP is providing a gateway so that you LAN client can reach you remote server.

 

What ipxe bootstrapper are you using? ipxe or ipxe-undi?

Go for the "full" ipxe : bigger but contains all drivers.

 

Also, please run ifconfig and copy/paste it here.

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:51 AM

Erwan, i also tried with ip

and my server and client both are on the some LAN

i was using ipxe-undi,so now i am trying to setup full ipxe setup

is it right for that we need to install these packages in the server

  • gcc (version 3 or later)
  • binutils (version 2.16 or later)
  • make
  • perl
  • syslinux (for isolinux, only needed for building .iso images)
  • zlib and binutils header files (only needed for EFI builds)
For full ipxe i am taking reference from this link
is this the right place

Edited by Akansha, 08 April 2014 - 06:01 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:38 AM

About your IPXE server setup, I cannot tell : depends on the O.S hosting it.

For IPXE binary itself, best is to download the bootstrapper from : http://rom-o-matic.eu/ .

 

I can only talk for Windows.

 

Run ifconfig please and copy paste the setup.

 

/Erwan



#7 Akansha

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:52 AM

thank u, Erwan for you help...

 

 

this is this boot.ipxe script which i am using

#!ipxe
 
  cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set arch x86
  kernel http://128.88.152.217/wimboot
  initrd http://128.88.152.217/ bootmgr                                     bootmgr
  initrd http://128.88.152.217/Boot/BCD                                      BCD

  initrdhttp://128.88.152.217/Boot/Fonts/ segmono_boot.ttf          segmono_boot.ttf
  initrd http://128.88.152.217/Boot/Fonts/ segoe_slboot.ttf            segoe_slboot.ttf
  initrd http://128.88.152.21...goen_slboot.ttf  segoen_slboot.ttf
  initrdhttp://128.88.152.217/Boot/Fonts/ wgl4_boot.ttf            wgl4_boot.ttf
  initrd http://128.88.152.217/Boot/ Fonts/ boot.sdi                         boot.sdi
  initrd http://128.88.152.217/sources/ boot.wim                         boot.wim
  boot

 

 

 

and the binaries which i have in my server are

 

/bootmgr
/boot/bcd
/boot/boot.sdi
/sources/boot.wim

and latest version of wimboot

 

 

and ipconfig for my server is (Win7)

 

Windows IP Configuration


PPP adapter Remote Access:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 16.212.160.246
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b01c:cf18:2bcc:1cb3%11
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 128.88.152.217
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 128.88.152.2

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:10d4:a0f6::10d4:a0f6
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:8058:98d9::8058:98d9
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter :
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{CCBA4625-1326-439C-AA75-AC21C7AB7D5C}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
 

 

and the ipxe iso image which i am using in my CD :

bootable ISO image


Edited by Akansha, 10 April 2014 - 06:07 AM.


#8 erwan.l

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

Please post a config screen from ipxe like in the screenshot attached.

 

Also, are you sure about your ipxe (dhcp+tftp) server? Are you sure it is running?

 

 

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#9 Akansha

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

    



#10 erwan.l

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

empty post or forum bug?



#11 Akansha

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

I am not able to attach an image


Edited by Akansha, 15 April 2014 - 09:34 AM.


#12 Akansha

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:35 AM

I am not able to attach an image, i.e. the screenshot



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:42 AM

attach an imgur link maybe?



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:15 AM

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#15 Akansha

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:25 AM

Hi Erwan,

 

   After giving the command chain http://128.88.152.220/boot.ipxe now i am getting error like No such file and directory found.

  I am having IIS server installed and boot.ipxe is  present on location C:\inetpub\wwwroot\winpe with all other files(bootmgr,wimboot  etc).

  Please correct me if boot.ipxe is not placed on the correct location.or any other thing that i am missing.

 

 

Thanks in advance...



#16 erwan.l

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:03 AM

Hi Erwan,

 

   After giving the command chain http://128.88.152.220/boot.ipxe now i am getting error like No such file and directory found.

  I am having IIS server installed and boot.ipxe is  present on location C:\inetpub\wwwroot\winpe with all other files(bootmgr,wimboot  etc).

  Please correct me if boot.ipxe is not placed on the correct location.or any other thing that i am missing.

 

 

Thanks in advance...

 

if your location is C:\inetpub\wwwroot\winpe  then the http url should be http://128.88.152.220/winpe/boot.ipxe  .

 

If you are on a windows platform, I suggest you use Tiny PXE Server : could be simpler.

 

Regards,

Erwan



#17 Akansha

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

Thnx, erwan....finally now i am able to boot into WinPE....by using the bootable ipxe files.

 

 

But i am not able to boot remotely using http://10.1.2.62/winPE/boot.ipxe URL.

 

Please help me for the same.



#18 Akansha

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:12 AM

Hi erwan i am waiting for your responce.

 

 

In the mean time i tried to boot into ipxe using bootsect application by issuing command /nt60 All /force

but it is not able to boot into ipxe.

 

Is their any way to remotely boot into ipxe.

 

Thnx in advance..






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