Here’s how I finally got architecture auto-detection for Windows PE working – using two separate TFTP servers, though, so it’s far from ideal. Start by cloning your tftpboot directory and configuration to a new TFTP server. Next, get a copy of syslinux-3.86 (while the syslinux website is apparently down, and has been for a few […]
This article assumes that you have already read and completed the instructions from my previous PXE-related posts. You might want to read them first. Of all of the network boot stuff I’ve done, setting up Windows PE to PXE boot using non-Microsoft solutions was by far the most challenging. Most of the instructions I found […]
This article assumes that you have already read and completed the instructions from my previous PXE-related posts. You might want to read them first.
Note: these instructions assume that you have setup a TFTP server using the instructions in my previous post. You might want to go read that first. Configuring your DHCP server to support PXE booting is pretty straight-forward, especially for Microsoft DHCP servers. I’ll describe how to setup ISC DHCPD as well. With either server, you […]
Two things are needed to get a system to PXE boot: a DHCP server and a TFTP server. This can be the same system, or it can be two separate systems. If you’re integrating a new TFTP server into an existing network that already has a DHCP server, it’s probably better if you keep the […]
This page contains a shortened version of all of my OS Deployment articles. As I add articles, I’ll update this page to include only the specific instructions outlined in each article. Consider this the short-hand version, and a work-in-progress.
At work, I’ve managed to wedge myself into a pretty wicked and useful niche: operating system deployments. The place I work is a multi-platform software development company, doing R&D in the healthcare software arena. In simpler terms, we make healthcare software that runs on Linux, Windows, Solaris, and OS X – so pretty much all […]