[ipxe-devel] Setting up iPXE

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Wed Aug 7 17:13:20 UTC 2013

On 07.08.2013 15:47, Parker, Andrew (ABC) wrote:
> Problem one: My TFTP and DHCP is on a virtual machine.

Then you'll need to bridge the vnics out to the real network card so
those services are available to the real network. Check your VM

> Problem two: The OS is Windows Server 2003 Standard

Not really a problem. If you need precompiled binaries of iPXE you can
get those at http://rom-o-matic.eu/.

> Problem three: The TFTP is a PXE 3Com

Not sure what you're trying to say here. Are you talking about the TFTP
client, as in the network card you're trying to boot over the network?
If so, then you're most likely trying to do chainloading. See
http://ipxe.org/howto/chainloading for details.
> Problem four: The VMWare image is hosted by Windows Server 2008

Not sure how that is relevant. Is the VMware image your PXE client or
server (aka TFTP/DHCP server)?

> Being new to iPXE I would like some kind of assistance on setting up iPXE.

You might find some help in the docs over at http://networkboot.org/ and
from the iPXE forum over at http://forum.ipxe.org/. The examples at
http://ipxe.org/examples might also be useful.

Come back if you get stuck. Reports of success are also appreciated. :)

-- Robin

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