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Mirage42 06-25-2012 08:38 AM

Chain from PXE to WDS
Hi all !

I do have a WDS server up and running from years. I now want to install a PXE server for deploying Linux images. This works.

My problem is : I can not chain a PXELinux entry to my WDS server.

Here is the revelant part of my conf :

kernel installers/windows/

When I select this entry, I got :

TFTP Boot :\\x86\\
Downloaded WDSNBP
Contacting server:
No response from Windows Deployment Services server.
TFTP download failed

Any help very welcome !

jefro 06-25-2012 11:40 AM

I know I have seen more than a few examples of this but your FQDN parts kind of worry me. See this first.

If you do need to use wan then you may have to use gpxe/ipxe instead. That is where I am confused.

Mirage42 06-26-2012 04:25 AM

Hi Jefro,

My FQDN is just there to obfuscate a little bit what I consider as sensitive informations.

These FQDN resolves as private IPs on all involved computers (WDS, PXELinux and client)

BTW, using FQDN or IP addresses does not change anything

jefro 06-26-2012 11:46 AM

Did you look at that link?

Mirage42 07-03-2012 03:09 AM


Sorry for not responding before today. I was not available for this.

I actually saw your link. Whant I want to do is the exact opposite. Chaining WDS from Linux. The solution provided by your link is not acceptable for me.


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