Machine boot using PXE

Description 

This document will explain you about executing boot using PXE

Steps

For bare metal, it is enough that the machine BIOS configuration supports network booting. This is because no operating system is present on the hard disk, so the machine will boot from the network even if the hard disk drive is the first device in the boot sequence.

On a machine that already has an operating system on the hard disk, the BIOS must be configured so that the network adapter is either the first boot device, or at least precedes the Hard Drive device in the boot sequence.

The following example shows one of the reasonable BIOS configurations. Unless you insert a bootable media, the machine will boot from the network.


 

Example of setting up the BIOS for network booting

In some BIOS versions, you have to save changes to BIOS after enabling the network adapter so that the network adapter appears in the list of boot devices.

If the hardware has multiple network adapters, make sure that the network adapter supported by the BIOS has the network cable plugged in.

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