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    PXE Boot

    Really dumb question time.

    How do you do it ops: :?:

    The reason I ask is that I want to use it in conjunction with Ghost 7.5 (I know its old but it works) as I have 4 different nic's that all allow it and not all the machines have working floppy drives. I have got the option in Ghost to create a Microsoft RIS Boot Option and have done that that. Now all I need do is find out how to boot a client and to get it to connect by PXE.

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Usually if your boot ROM is PXE complient you have to select it as your first boot device in the BIOS. On boot you will be see your NIC being allocated an IP address and then say something like 'Press F12 for network boot'. Do this and follow your nose.

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    Re: PXE Boot

    On some PCs you also have to dileberately enable PXE boot as an option as well as setting the desired boot order

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    Re: PXE Boot

    I've just tried again and I've got to the point where the cliet pc displays its MAC address and then tries to find a DCHP server and cannot. the machine then proceeds to bot into windows. Have I missed something?

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Sounds like a network problem to me.

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Usual RIS tests apply (see many other threads).

    1 - Do you KNOW your RIS setup works? (ie - Have you succesfully booted any PC using PXE)

    2 - Are DHCP and RIS on the same server? If not, then there must be NO DHCP SERVICE on the RIS server

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    Usual RIS tests apply (see many other threads).

    1 - Do you KNOW your RIS setup works? (ie - Have you succesfully booted any PC using PXE)

    2 - Are DHCP and RIS on the same server? If not, then there must be NO DHCP SERVICE on the RIS server
    Not been able to pxe boot any machines yet

    DHCP and RIS are on the same server.

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    Re: PXE Boot

    I managed to fix it by restarting the dhcp service.

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Sounds like a network problem to me.
    Were you a teacher in a former life

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    Re: PXE Boot

    PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:13 pm Post subject: Re: PXE Boot
    Geoff wrote:
    Sounds like a network problem to me.

    Were you a teacher in a former life
    LMAO

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Sounds like a network problem to me.
    Were you a teacher in a former life
    I hope not. It would of been fatal. I'm allergic to children.

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    Re: PXE Boot

    i'm allergic to teachers [especially on mondays, tuesdays, wed, thurs, fri...]

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    Re: PXE Boot

    Your PXE server should be running a DHCP client, everything you need to know to set this up is available here >>>> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...&osv_lvl=&seg=

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