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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]]  ​(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:
     * [[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]]
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 +{{ :​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]]
  
-===== How to boot from SAN ===== 
  
-Boot from SAN is the process of booting from a remote disk, using a protocol such as iSCSI or AoE.  It can be used to boot operating systems that do not generally support network booting, such as Windows Server 2003, Windows XP or Windows Vista.+===== How to boot using a gPXE script =====
  
-  * [[sanboot|Boot from SAN]]+gPXE has a minimal scripting language. ​ Any command that you can type at the gPXE command prompt can be included into a script file.
  
-===== How to boot Windows PE =====+  * [[scripting|Boot scripts]]
  
-Windows PE is the installer for Vista and later versions of Windows. ​ It can be started from the network using gPXE. 
  
-  * [[winpe|Booting Windows PE]]+===== How to boot from SAN =====
  
-===== How to install ​iSCSI Enterprise Target on Fedora 8 =====+Boot from SAN is the process of booting from a remote disk, using a protocol such as iSCSI or AoE.  It can be used to boot operating systems that do not generally support network booting, such as Windows Server 2003, Windows XP or Windows Vista.
  
-Steps to install the iSCSI Enterprise Target (//http://​iscsitarget.sourceforge.net/​) on Fedora 8. +  * [[sanboot|Boot from SAN]] 
 +  * [[sanboot:iscsi_install|Install direct to SAN]]
  
-  * [[fedora8iet|iSCSI Enterprise Target on Fedora 8]] 
  
 +===== 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 speed up SAN booting =====+  * [[wirelessboot|Boot from 802.11 wireless]]
  
-Here is a method for speeding up SAN booting and reducing disk space usage.+===== How to boot Windows PE =====
  
-  ​* [[cow|Setting up Cow Devices]]+Windows PE is the installer for Vista and later versions of Windows. ​ It can be started from the network using gPXE. 
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 +  ​* [[winpe|Booting Windows PE]] 
 +  * [[winpe_memdisk|Windows PE with Memdisk]]
  
 +===== How to use advanced DHCP options =====
  
-===== How to make a bootable DOS USB flash drive =====+There are several DHCP options that can be used to control advanced features of gPXE.  Instructions are available for
  
-  * [[make_usb_drive|Making a bootable DOS USB flash drive]]+  * [[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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