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howtos [2009/02/17 18:22]
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 This section contains tutorials that will guide you through performing a variety of network booting tasks for the first time.  You'll need to [[download]] and build gPXE before trying most of them. This section contains tutorials that will guide you through performing a variety of network booting tasks for the first time.  You'll need to [[download]] and build gPXE before trying most of them.
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 ===== How to deploy gPXE ===== ===== How to deploy gPXE =====
  
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     * [[removable|bootable CD-ROM]]     * [[removable|bootable CD-ROM]]
     * [[removable|bootable USB key]]     * [[removable|bootable USB key]]
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 +  * If you are deploying gPXE to a USB key, you may be interested in following one of these guides:
 +    * [[usbwithstorage|Deploying to a USB device while keeping storage capabilities]]
 +    * [[syslinux|Booting gPXE from a memory stick partition with SYSLINUX]]
  
   * Network card manufacturers,​ OEMs, and seasoned users may be interested in:   * Network card manufacturers,​ OEMs, and seasoned users may be interested in:
     * [[romburning|burning a gPXE ROM into a network card]]     * [[romburning|burning a gPXE ROM into a network card]]
-    * [[biosext|adding gPXE to the BIOS]]  ​(Useful ​for on-board NICs)+    * adding gPXE to the BIOS (useful ​for on-board NICs): [[biosext|Award]],​ [[amibios|AMI]]
  
   * Users with existing large PXE deployments may want to try:   * Users with existing large PXE deployments may want to try:
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   * Users with existing IBM/Novell RPL deployments may want to try:   * Users with existing IBM/Novell RPL deployments may want to try:
     * [[rplchaining|chainloading gPXE from IBM/Novell RPL]].     * [[rplchaining|chainloading gPXE from IBM/Novell RPL]].
 +  * Users with DHCP deployments that can't be changed may want to try:
 +    * [[proxydhcp|using a proxy dhcp server]]
  
 {{ :​bootroms.jpeg?​350x190|Some boot ROMs}} {{ :​bootroms.jpeg?​350x190|Some boot ROMs}}
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 ===== How to boot from a web server ===== ===== How to boot from a web server =====
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   * [[httpboot|HTTP boot]]   * [[httpboot|HTTP boot]]
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 +===== How to boot using a gPXE script =====
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 +gPXE has a minimal scripting language. ​ Any command that you can type at the gPXE command prompt can be included into a script file.
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 +  * [[scripting|Boot scripts]]
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 ===== How to boot from SAN ===== ===== How to boot from SAN =====
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   * [[sanboot|Boot from SAN]]   * [[sanboot|Boot from SAN]]
 +  * [[sanboot:​iscsi_install|Install direct to SAN]]
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 +===== How to boot over a wireless network =====
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 +gPXE has basic support for a few types of 802.11 wireless cards, and can boot over wireless networks including those protected by WEP or WPA Personal encryption.
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 +  * [[wirelessboot|Boot from 802.11 wireless]]
  
 ===== How to boot Windows PE ===== ===== How to boot Windows PE =====
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   * [[winpe|Booting Windows PE]]   * [[winpe|Booting Windows PE]]
 +  * [[winpe_memdisk|Windows PE with Memdisk]]
  
-===== How to configure your DHCP server ​=====+===== How to use advanced ​DHCP options ​=====
  
 There are several DHCP options that can be used to control advanced features of gPXE.  Instructions are available for There are several DHCP options that can be used to control advanced features of gPXE.  Instructions are available for
  
   * [[dhcpd|ISC dhcpd]] (as shipped with most Linux distributions)   * [[dhcpd|ISC dhcpd]] (as shipped with most Linux distributions)
-  * [[dnsmasq|DNSMasq]] (also shipped with most Linux distributions) +  * [[dnsmasq|DNSMasq]] (as often used in Linux-based routers and other small devices
- +  * [[msdhcp|Microsoft DHCP Server]] (included with Microsoft'​s Windows Server Products) 
- +  * [[mikrotik|Mikrotik RouterOS DHCP Server]] (as shipped with Mikrotik RouterOS)
-===== How to speed up SAN booting ===== +
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-Here is a method for speeding up SAN booting and reducing disk space usage. +
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-  * [[cow|Setting up Cow Devices]] +
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-===== How to make a bootable DOS USB flash drive ===== +
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-  * [[make_usb_drive|Making a bootable DOS USB flash drive]]+
  
 +===== How to debug gPXE =====
  
 +  * [[debug]] Debug/​Record gPXE messages over serial cable
 +  * [[dev:​gdbstub]] Debugging with gdb

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