[ipxe-devel] ipxe newbie booting question

shouldbe q931 shouldbeq931 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 22:11:24 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 7:06 PM, Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie at outstep.com> wrote:
> 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,
> Lonnie

I think you have conflated PXE and iPXE

Once iPXE is loaded (from your iso) you would have an embedded script
that connects to your webserver, no DNSMAQ/BOOTP/TFTP is required...

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