Install from PXE

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Boot from PXE

The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) is nothing new, but rarely used in home office environments because it's most of the time easier to install any operating system from a CD, DVD or even a USB storage device. But what, if you have neither optical drives nor USB storage devices? The only requisites for a PXE installation are a working computer (any OS with TFTP Servers available will do) and Internet access.

Attenzione questa procedura non è ancora testata e non è funzionante con Koala nano PC

Un ns. cliente ha un problema con la funzionalità di boot via lan sono state utilizzate le seguenti impostazioni su Nano PC:

    Boot From LAN: PnP/BEV (BBS)
    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 078)

mediante server DHCP sia un pc linux che un pc windows; con quest'ultimo ho seguito le indicazioni di:

oppure con linux

Da notare che entrambi i led ai lati del connettore lan, rimangono accesi senza lampeggiare. La versione di Bios è:

    Version 8.00.14
    Build Date 07/06/07
    ID 1ADSV00

PXE problem solution

Turn the power on and enter the BIOS. If you have to use all USB interfaces, please turn off one of the two Serial Ports and the steps as below:

  1. Move to "Advanced PCI/PnP Settings", and there are lots of options.
  2. Move to "IRQ3" and press "Enter", change "Reserved" to "Available".
  3. Move to "IRQ4" and press "Enter", change "Reserved" to "Available".
  4. Move to "Chipset Settings" and there is a "South Bridge Configuration" option.
  5. Enter "South Bridge Configuration" , choose "Serial/ Parallel Port Configuration" and enter.
  6. Enter "SB Serial Port 1", and change the default from "3F8" to "Disabled"
  7. Enter "SB Serial Port 2", and change the default from "2F8" to "Disabled"
  8. Finally, press "F10", save configuration, and reboot.

If have to use all Serial Ports, please turn off one of the three USB ports and the steps as below:

  1. Enter the BIOS and move to "Advanced Setting".
  2. Enter "USB Configuration" and there is "USB Port 0, 1" option
  3. Enter "USB Port 0,1" and change the default from "Enabled" to "Disabled"
  4. Press "F10", save configuration, and reboot.

Restore original BIOS settings

Keep pressed the "End" key and boot the PC simultaneously, then reboot the PC.