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Configure PXE Server
2011/07/15
 
Configure PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) Server. Your computer needs to have a NIC with PXE surpport.
[1] Install some required packages first
[root@pxe ~]#
yum -y install syslinux xinetd tftp-server
[root@pxe ~]#
mkdir /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg

[root@pxe ~]#
cp /usr/share/syslinux/pxelinux.0 /var/lib/tftpboot/

[2] Start TFTP
[root@pxe ~]#
vi /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
# line 14: chnage

disable =
no
[root@pxe ~]#
/etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd start

Starting xinetd:
[  OK  ]

[root@pxe ~]#
chkconfig xinetd on
[3] Start DHCP Server. See here to configure basic settings. Furthermore, Add settings like follows.
[root@pxe ~]#
vi /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf
option domain-name-servers
10.0.0.30;

# near line 8: add

filename
"pxelinux.0";

# IP address of PXE Server

next-server
10.0.0.70;
[root@pxe ~]#
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dhcpd restart

Shutting down dhcpd:
[  OK  ]

Starting dhcpd:
[  OK  ]

[4]
Basic PXE configuration completes. Please see next topic to do Network Install and so on.

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