Problem getting pxe boot to work.
phucly last edited by phucly
Hello CloneDeploy Family,
This is my first time with clonedeploy and also new to the pxe or clone/imaging stuffs. I try to get a deployment system up to do two things
- Get PXE boot to work so I can install an OS (most likely Linux) on to a client. The OS on this client is to be changed and used as the base image for clone/image step (next one)
- Using the clone of the base image, and deploy to a few computers.
So far I have done:
a. Create a VM with ubuntu 18, everything will be on this vm (dhcp server, tftp, http), I also want to use a remote location for the ISO to install in step 1 above.
b. Setup isc-dhcp-server and configured with normal dhcp ranges, routers, domain as normal dhcp server would have (this is working, ip is assigned), plus two additional parameters:
option tftp-server-name "192.168.1.11";
option bootfile-name "/pxeboot.0";
c. Install clonedeploy 1.4 (latest) using http://clonedeploy.org/docs/install-on-ubuntu/
d. I created the distribution point to point to a shared folder that contains the OS ISO (I don't think it get to this point yet)
e. In the PXE config I use proxy dhcp, pxelinux, pxelinux, ipxe_efi, ipxe_efi
f. In the Boot Menu, I use the default menu with default values.
g. Client machine is set to Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.
Currently the IP is assigned to the client machine and I get the error message "PXE-E79: NBP is too big to fit in free base memory" on the client screen
On the server syslog, I get the message "Jul 16 06:20:02 apddeploy in.tftpd: tftp: client does not accept options".
I think the pieces I missed is setting up the correct boot menu and pxe configuration but I don't know how to go about.
Any suggestion is welcome.
phucly last edited by
I got a little further by changing the boot mode to UEFI, which brought me to the boot menu where I select the second option (CloneDeploy). Now I am stuck on the screen that ask for Username/Password:
"This Computer Is Not Registered. No Active Web Tasks Were Found For This Computer. Start Registration.
** You Must Be Logged In To Continute **"
Is this the credentials set in the boot menu (I didn't set one)? or The credentials set in distribution point ?
ace256 last edited by
the login it is asking for is your username and password for clonedeploy itself, so whatever you are using to login to clonedeploy config GUI, use at that prompt.