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    Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    I have 20 RM computers that were all purchased at the same time and are the same spec.

    I have set the bios to PXE enabled and some have booted for RIS. Others i can get to the RIS window, i don't even get it search for the DHCP server. I have checked the bios settings of one that works against one that does not and they all appear to be the same. I have changed the Cat5 Cable, keyboard even tried to boot from a RIS disc and still no good.


    Any suggestions or help?

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    What spec RM boxes are they?

    Usually there are two bios setting that need to be changed, the first is enable boot from network / pxe boot which you have done, the second is in the list of boot priorities you need to change this from Floppy/HDD0/CDROM etc to Network.

    Have you done both of those?

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    Well,

    there is no option to put the network in the boot order, just removable drive.

    I have checked this against the one that work and they are all the same as the machines i can't get to work.

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    I have 2 rooms full of old RM machines that wont boot of the network. I have an app that creates a RIS floppy disk that you boot of that forces it to boot from LAN.

    I can uploaded the app if you want.

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    Kyle - do these RM workstations have LAN built on to the motherboard (i.e the lan port is next to the USB and printer ports) or do they have PCI LAN cards?

    Butuz

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    LAN on motherboard.


    Sorted the probelm as well guys.


    Weird one here. i found that if i disabled the Hard Drive in the boot sequence the machines woul dboot to PXE

    I tried this on all the ones i had problems with and they are now working.


    @DSapseid
    Did you try this when you were having your problems?

    I would be interested in the app as well m8. I will PM you ,y email addy


    I'm sure someone will come up with an explanation for this.

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    @kyle - no i didnt try that, i will try next time i have to RIS one. I will email you the app now.

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    Re: Problems getting old RM PC's to PXE boot

    Just tried to email you the app and it got bounced back as an illegal attachment even though it was a zip file :?

    Is attached to this post instead.
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