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 ====== HowTo Guides ====== ====== HowTo Guides ======
  
-This page contains ​guides to performing a variety of network booting tasks. ​ 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 floppy disk]]     * [[removable|bootable floppy disk]]
     * [[removable|bootable CD-ROM]]     * [[removable|bootable CD-ROM]]
 +    * [[isolinux|bootable CD-ROM with file storage]]
     * [[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]]+    * 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:
     * [[pxechaining|chainloading gPXE from an existing PXE ROM]].     * [[pxechaining|chainloading gPXE from an existing PXE ROM]].
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 +  * Users with existing IBM/Novell RPL deployments may want to try:
 +    * [[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}}
 +
  
 ===== 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 =====
 +
 +gPXE has a minimal scripting language. ​ Any command that you can type at the gPXE command prompt can be included into a script file.
 +
 +  * [[scripting|Boot scripts]]
 +
  
 ===== 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 =====
 +
 +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.
  
-===== How to install iSCSI Enterprise Target on Fedora 8 =====+  * [[wirelessboot|Boot from 802.11 wireless]]
  
-Steps to install the iSCSI Enterprise Target (//​http://​iscsitarget.sourceforge.net/​) on Fedora 8. +===== How to boot Windows PE =====
  
-  * [[fedora8iet|iSCSI Enterprise Target on Fedora 8]]+Windows PE is the installer for Vista and later versions of Windows. ​ It can be started from the network using gPXE.
  
-===== How to speed up SAN booting =====+  * [[winpe|Booting Windows PE]] 
 +  * [[winpe_memdisk|Windows PE with Memdisk]]
  
-Here is a method for speeding up SAN booting reducing disk space usage.+===== How to use advanced DHCP options =====
  
-  * [[cow|Setting up Cow Devices]]+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)
 +  * [[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 debug gPXE =====
  
 +  * [[debug]] Debug/​Record gPXE messages over serial cable
 +  * [[dev:​gdbstub]] Debugging with gdb

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