[syslinux] pxelinux and WDS
julien.garet at inria.fr
Thu Jan 21 16:13:24 PST 2010
Le 21 janv. 2010 à 22:19, Jeffrey Hutzelman <jhutz at cmu.edu> a écrit :
> --On Thursday, January 21, 2010 09:01:45 PM +0100 Julien Garet <julien.garet at inria.fr
> > wrote:
>> We are trying to set up a configuration with pxelinux on a linux
>> and WDS, allowing us to be free to boot linux netboot installers
>> from the
>> tftp server. We have validated that pointing our dhcp server to the
>> server works perfectly. Our idea was to use pxechain.com to launch
>> wdsnbp.com kernel as below : label windows
>> KERNEL pxechain.com
>> APPEND <ip address>::\Boot\x86\wdsnbp.com
>> wdsnbp.com loads perfectly from the WDS server but our problem is
>> WDS uses dhcp to find which is the next server to load the next
>> part of
>> the WDS boot process (pxeboot.com) and as the dhcp next-server
>> points to
>> our linux server it does not work, there's a loop. I thought that
>> it was
>> the work of pxechain (i.e. rewrite the next server in memory to
>> making those kinds of loops).
> Yes, that's exactly PXECHAIN's job. As you note, it rewrites the
> response in memory, but of course it can't affect the response the
> DHCP server will send if some later part of the boot process does a
> new DHCP request (for example, most OS installers will do this
> We've been using it to start WDS for some time, using configuration
> nearly identical to yours. You shouldn't need any special
> configuration on the DHCP server, but I'm not sure if there's
> anything unusual that has to be done on the Windows side to make
> this work.
> -- Jeff
What version of pxelinux are you using ? And WDS ?
Would you mind telling me your successful pxe options ?
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