[ipxe-devel] [gPXE] Autoboot without a DHCP-supplied boot path

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Sun Oct 21 16:43:05 UTC 2012

On 21/10/12 01:45, Jochen Breuer wrote:
> I'm new to the mailing list and to gPXE. So I'm sorry if this has been
> asked before.
> I'd like to boot a PC with a local DHCP server but with a PXE config
> script that has been stored on a webserver. Exactly like it has been
> described here: http://etherboot.org/wiki/appnotes/autobootchainurl
> Is this still the way to go or is this deprecated and can be performed
> with scripting only?

It's no longer necessary.  You can use an embedded script containing just:

   chain url://for.your/boot/script.ipxe

You'll need to upgrade from gPXE (which has been unmaintained for a 
couple of years now, and doesn't have full scripting capability) to iPXE.


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