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  Thread: Install Ubuntu to iSCSI target from USB drive
Post: RE: Install Ubuntu to iSCSI target from USB drive

Should note I am trying to install Ubuntu x64 desktop here. Well after hours of messing around reading and trail/error I have come to the conclusion that using a USB drive to install from isn't the ...
nry General 2 9,368 2014-03-24, 02:02
  Thread: Install Ubuntu to iSCSI target from USB drive
Post: Install Ubuntu to iSCSI target from USB drive

Hi all Trying to setup my XBMC as diskless with little success so far. I first tried to hook the drive I wanted to install to then boot from the ISO image. Code: sanhook iscsi:10.0.5.10:::9:iqn.20...
nry General 2 9,368 2014-03-23, 20:01
  Thread: Installing Windows 7 to iSCSI Target
Post: RE: Installing Windows 7 to iSCSI Target

ipxe script now... Code: #!ipxe sanhook iscsi:10.0.5.10:::7:iqn.2013-05.server:n2win chain http://10.0.5.10/win7/boot.ipxe Still have the same issue with the white screen. Left it for over 10 minu...
nry General 3 15,853 2013-05-28, 16:01
  Thread: Installing Windows 7 to iSCSI Target
Post: Installing Windows 7 to iSCSI Target

After lots of messing around I finally got my ESXi hosts all diskless booting with iPXE. Works perfectly :D I am now trying to dual boot two of my ESXi hosts using a PHP script, which seems to work. ...
nry General 3 15,853 2013-05-24, 18:47
  Thread: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI
Post: RE: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI

Just thought I'd post an update, I seem to have it all working now besides a few issues with ESXi not saving configs. I added a new PXE VLAN, set DHCP on this and setup network booting of iPXE with t...
nry General 7 24,526 2013-05-23, 18:48
  Thread: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI
Post: RE: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI

Ah, I made a new usb boot stick which was unaware of any VLANs and kept everything on one VLAN. All installed in under 5 minutes! To build ipxe I simply did... git clone git://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git c...
nry General 7 24,526 2013-05-22, 19:57
  Thread: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI
Post: RE: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI

Using ESXi 5.1 U1 Hardware is some generic old MSI AMD board, AMD 7750, 4GB DDR2 RAM, 512MB USB Boot disk. I did start out with 0x80 and 0x81, but was just trying to change things which could have be...
nry General 7 24,526 2013-05-21, 14:44
  Thread: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI
Post: Boot ESXi installer and install to iSCSI

Pulling my hair out with this one a little. As previously I got this up and running in under an hour with little to no hassle. Setup PXE on pfSense to chainload iPXE with the following command on a s...
nry General 7 24,526 2013-05-20, 23:42
  Thread: Boot from Fibre Channel
Post: RE: Boot from Fibre Channel

(2013-04-15 13:25)mcb30 Wrote:  iPXE does support Fibre Channel, but currently the only supported transport is Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). iPXE has a complete Fibre Channel stack, but h...
nry General 3 15,115 2013-04-16, 09:59
  Thread: Boot from Fibre Channel
Post: Boot from Fibre Channel

Hi Came across gPXE then found iPXE which sounds like it does exacley what I want it to do. Which is have a central SAN/storage device for my media PCs (which double up as ESXi hosts). Then using a ...
nry General 3 15,115 2013-04-12, 20:14