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Old 09-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Virtualbox pxe-boot client fail

I am having problems to pxe-boot a virtual machine on virtualbox. I have installed virtualbox-4.1.14 from and by now I have gained ample experience, but I cannot overcome this hurdle. I chose Bridge Network and I tried all the NIC cards on the menu with no success. Has anybody found a solution to this?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Are you running the pxe on another VM or are you running the pxe from another host ?

I have done both and installed without fail .

Did you install vbox extensions ?


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Old 09-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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I installed vbox extensions as instructed from here: and now I can boot from pxe-boot. I am running both pxe-server and pxe-client on virtualbox on the same host simply for academic purposes.

Thanks a lot for your hint.


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