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pxechaining [2010/01/31 18:01]
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     # host part, a VM that will be booted from network     # host part, a VM that will be booted from network
     # 00:0C:29 - the MAC part of VMware vendor - we are booting a VM     # 00:0C:29 - the MAC part of VMware vendor - we are booting a VM
-    dhcp-host=00:​0c:​29:​aa:​bb:​cc,​gPXE-client,​net:​gPXE-PCnet32,​,​10m +    ​# here we chainload gPXE 
-    dhcp-boot=net:​gPXE-PCnet32,gpxe-git-pcnet32.pxe+    ​dhcp-host=00:​0c:​29:​aa:​bb:​cc,​gPXE-client,​net:​gPXE-testVM,​,​10m 
 +    dhcp-boot=net:​gPXE-testVM,undionly.kpxe 
 +    # for a gPXE enabled client we are asking him to boot from a image located at an URL. The image can be a gPXE script
     dhcp-userclass=gPXE-booted,"​gPXE"​     dhcp-userclass=gPXE-booted,"​gPXE"​
     dhcp-boot=net:​gPXE-booted,​http://​my.web.server/​real_boot_script.php     dhcp-boot=net:​gPXE-booted,​http://​my.web.server/​real_boot_script.php
-The file gpxe-git-pcnet32.pxe is located in the /tftproot/ folder.+The file undionly.kpxe is located in the /tftproot/ folder
 +To build undionly.kpxe run: 
 +    wget http://​kernel.org/​pub/​software/​utils/​boot/​gpxe/​gpxe-1.0.1.tar.bz2 
 +    tar jxf gpxe-1.0.1.tar.bz2 
 +    cd gpxe-1.0.1/​src 
 +    make DEBUG=http,​iscsi,​tftp,​dhcp bin/​undionly.kpxe&&​sudo cp bin/​undionly.kpxe /​tftproot/​undionly.kpxe 
 +==== Using pxelinux, menu.c32 and dnsmasq to chainload gPXE ==== 
 +If you want to test gPXE but you are using extensively pxelinux and you do not want to break the rest of your configuration,​ you can add a menu entry to load gPXE. 
 +The ''/​etc/​dnsmasq.conf''​ should contain something like: 
 +    #DHCP 
 +    domain=mydomain 
 +    dhcp-range=,​,​,​30m 
 +    dhcp-option=option:​router,​ 
 +    dhcp-authoritative 
 +    # TFTP part 
 +    enable-tftp 
 +    tftp-root=/​tftproot 
 +    # PXE 
 +    dhcp-boot=/​tftproot/​pxelinux.0 
 +    # required by old versions of gPXE (e.g. the one that comes with OracleVM) 
 +    dhcp-no-override 
 +The ''/​tftproot/​pxelinux.cfg/​default''​ should contain: 
 +    DEFAULT menu.c32 
 +    PROMPT 1 
 +    LABEL gpxe 
 +    MENU LABEL gPXE - chainload gPXE from a PXE capable NIC 
 +    KERNEL undionly.0 
 +On an Ubuntu system install ''​syslinux''​ package and make ''/​tftproot/​pxelinux.0''​ symlink to ''/​usr/​lib/​syslinux/​pxelinux.0''​. 
 +The file ''/​tftproot/​undionly.0''​ is a symlink to ''/​tftproot/​undionly.kpxe''​.
 ==== Using the Windows DHCP server ==== ==== Using the Windows DHCP server ====

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