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Boot File vs PXE Options

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#1 terminal

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 12:53 AM



Is there any difference/advantage to using Option 66 and 67 (PXE Options) over the Filename field? Is one more compatible then the other? This is the first app I have seen which allows the choice between these two methods of sending PXE options. Great work.


As far as I can tell, using option 66 would let me specify an external tftp server. Is that the only difference?



#2 erwan.l


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 11:17 AM

Hi Terminal,


Unless you have some specifics, I would say stick with the generic boot filename.

All client should support it.


PXE options thus on the other side allow more features.




#3 terminal

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:42 AM

Thanks for the info. I am primarily chainloading iPXE/wimboot, so the filename seems to be sufficient for my needs.


It is just confusing, as most Linux oriented articles suggest using the filename option and most Windows sites say option 66/67 is the way to go.

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