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Old 09-06-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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Pxe Booting Centos 7 dvd

I have tried every combo I can think of to get this dvd to pxe boot. I currently run FOG as a pxe server. I boot many Linux distros but cannot boot Centos as its extracted dvd structure is different.

I do manage to get some of it to boot but then I get the dreaded dracut-initqueue 437 - dev/nfs device not found.

I have exported the nfs and everything. I am using ipxe not PXELinux. as that is the fog preference.

oh and I am running Fog on a Ubuntu 16.04.1 server. I realize this is not a cent os forum but I figure you would know what I should do to get it booted.

here is my boot code,

kernel http://${fog-ip}/fog/service/ipxe/fedora/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz
initrd http://${fog-ip}/fog/service/ipxe/fedora/images/pxeboot/initrd.img
imgargs vmlinuz root=/dev/nfs boot=live netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/fog/service/ipxe/fedora/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
boot || goto failed
goto start

what am I doing wrong? please help!
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

This sat here for a bit so I'll venture to help if I can. Someone else may know exact answers.

I've used gpxe/ipxe and pxe over the decades and seems like every "how to" is different.
What how to example did you use?

For the most part ipxe should act much like pxe. You should be able to get more information on what stops or if you mentioned it I don't fully get.

Did you test any other distro on ipxe.

Generally when pxe fails the issue boils down to pxe support in distro, network support both at client (built into ipxe) and host, lastly how you set up host files.

Ipxe has an advantage over pxe for some advanced support. Things like almost unlimited network locations, huge database of nic drivers and I gather some uefi support.


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