[ipxe-devel] ipxe newbie booting question

Lonnie Cumberland lonnie at outstep.com
Thu Jul 27 18:06:13 UTC 2017

Thanks for answering my post.

The reason that I need to boot iPXE from an iso is because I am booting
from public hosted VPS machines that are located on the Internet.

I can boot each machine and now get to the iPXE shell. How can I have the
iPXE call the dnsmasq that I have running on another VPS machine at
boot.example.com as an example.  I am trying to find, in the iPXE site and
docs that show me how to have the iPXE shell call the bootp server so that
it can return the IP and send over to the TFTP server to start returning
the OS to be loaded onto the VPS machine?

Thanks again for your help,

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM, shouldbe q931 <shouldbeq931 at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie at outstep.com>
> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I hope that you can help as I have a very quick and newbie iPXE question.
> >
> > I am developing a system that allows for booting some CoreOS nodes for a
> > clustering project that I have going now but need, I would guess to be a
> > special iPXE iso for the booting.
> >
> > What I would like is to be able to boot with the iPXE.iso such that it
> will
> > call a specific boot URL such as "boot.example.net" which will then
> > re-direct the caller to the "bootcfg.example.net" for the configuration
> > stuff.
> >
> > In the case that I need, I know where I have the dnsmasq set up on an
> > Internet VPS host and also where the TFTP server is located, but need to
> > either build an ipxe.iso that can just be put into bare-metal and vps
> > machines that will automatically call the dnsmasq server that I have
> online,
> > or figure out how to tell iPXE, when booted to look for the dnsmasq
> server
> > at the boot.example.net URL and I do not know how to do this with iPXE
> so I
> > am hoping that someone would be so kind as to help guide me on this?
> >
> > Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Have a great day,
> > Lonnie
> >
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> >
> Why do you want to boot from an ISO instead of chain loading iPXE from PXE
> ?
> You might take a look at the embed options http://ipxe.org/embed
> Cheers
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