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#1 grrrd

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:19 PM

Is there a way to write a option in the Menu.lst to instigate a PXE network boot?

 

I have a challenge where i am unable to update the bios settings on a host of machines, but may require the ability to PXE these machines in the future. Is there a way to start the PXE boot (or equivalent) from Grub?

 

Thank you



#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:30 PM

I am not sure to understand.

You want to boot grub4dos from a local storage and then continue booting from network?

You can use an etherboot/rom-o-matic floppy image, this will (should) by-pass your network card ROM.

http://rom-o-matic.n...ib/rom-o-matic/

and chainload it.

*like*:
http://reboot.pro/to...ies-in-menulst/

or a .iso:

title gPXE
find --set-root /boot/grub/gpxe.iso
map /boot/grub/gpxe.iso (0xff) || map --mem /boot/grub/gpxe.iso (0xff)
map --hook
chainloader (0xff)

:duff:

Wonko


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#3 grrrd

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:13 AM

Thank you wonko - i will investigate! 






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