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We seem to have inherited a strange problem with PXE booting I'm hoping someone here can shed some ...
5th March 2008, 10:55 AM #1
Problems PXE booting...
We seem to have inherited a strange problem with PXE booting I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on.
First our set up. We have a server used only for Ghost/RIS running Windows 2003 SP1. It has Ghost Solution Suite 2 and RIS installed. As part of RIS I've also installed emBoot v2. Under the Maintenance menu we are serving: 4 different ghost boot disk images, a BartPE image, Thinstation image, and (eventually) a DSL/Puppy Linux image.
We have one set of laptops, a HP NX6310, with which this set up works no probs. It has worked on other machines in the past. But just recently on most machine we get the following error:
PXE-E74: Bad or missing PXE menu and/or prompt information
Now even thought this message comes up on most machines, the NX6310 PXE boots correctly. I've deleted the last added menu item - a DSL Linux trial - which was added two/three weeks back (this problem is no more than three days old), no joy.
I've deleted everything except the basic WinXP image, no joy.
I've uninstalled, and re-installed RIS, no joy.
What am I missing here?
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5th March 2008, 11:01 AM #2
Have you got Option 43 set in DHCP? If so, have you tried removing it?
5th March 2008, 11:04 AM #3
I found a post about option 43. I've checked all 3 DHCP servers, and no the option is not set.
Also I've done a couple of more tests and the HP DC5750 desktop's can also PXE boot. However a VMWare virtual machine cannot and gives the same error as above!?!
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