[ipxe-devel] Localboot from iPXE

Ján ONDREJ (SAL) ondrejj at salstar.sk
Thu Jun 14 09:15:50 UTC 2012


  it's enough to simply "exit" from ipxe script. Use "exit" command and
your computer will continue booting from local disks (or from other order
configured in bios).


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 08:40:38AM +0200, hgvsms at web.de wrote:
> Hello,
> we have a setup for 12.000 Linux and based Desktops. All these systems are
> doing PXE boot if they are connected to our corporate network. The default PXE
> config does a "localboot 0" to boot from the local disk. Only if we need to
> reinstall a dedicated system we change the PXE config to start the Installation
> or the Rescue System for remote debug. For reliability we have different TFTP
> Server and different DHCP Server. They all have the same configurations for
> DHCP as well as for PXE. So if we want to reinstall one client we need to
> change the PXE config on different Servers. Currently we are doing this with a
> rsync script.
> We would like to generate the PXE Configuration dynamically based on the MAC
> Adress of the client. And we also would like to use http instead of tftp.
> I found iPXE and it looks very interesting. But how do I do the local boot? The
> only way I found is to chainlod to pxelinux and then do the localboot. Is there
> any other way to do it directly from iPXE?
> Thank you!
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