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Old 12-28-2018, 04:36 AM   #1
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gpxe


hi,
gpxe can be used with old nic that not has pxe capability?
or gpxe just replaced pxe?so i use gpxe server to install linux on the new servers?
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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hi,
gpxe can be used with old nic that not has pxe capability? or gpxe just replaced pxe?so i use gpxe server to install linux on the new servers?
tnx
Read the LQ Rules about text-speak, and about not using it; it's "Thanks", not 'tnx'. And read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature, and do basic research first before posting.

gPXE (which is the old name, Etherboot is the current), was written to allow different things to boot over network...but the last release seems to be EIGHT YEARS OLD at this point. There is also documentation on their site, which tells you what it can and cannot do. However, your question seems to answer itself; if your NIC cannot boot over the network, how exactly do you think this will make it work? Your NIC still won't know what to do to get the system booted, regardless of what's on the other end of the wire.

What it CAN do, is boot a minimal image, then use NFS/HTTP/whatever network protocol to load an image...but many other things, including bare-metal recovery tools can do this as well.
 
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hi,
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"What it CAN do, is boot a minimal image, then use NFS/HTTP/whatever network protocol to load an image...but many other things, including bare-metal recovery tools can do this as well."

Gpxe boot a minimal image from where?From network?
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hi,
you wrote
"What it CAN do, is boot a minimal image, then use NFS/HTTP/whatever network protocol to load an image...but many other things, including bare-metal recovery tools can do this as well."

Gpxe boot a minimal image from where?From network?
Again, read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature. We're happy to help with SPECIFIC questions, but you're (essentially) asking us to read the documentation for you, and tell you what it does. Sorry, no. Also, *THINK* about what NFS/HTTP/whatever network protocol means...is that not obviously saying "from network"????

Again, that software is old, there are newer ones, and it WILL NOT allow your old NIC to do this...you still need a USB stick or DVD/CD with a minimal boot image.
 
  


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