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Load wds from ipxe
2016-02-17, 18:00 (This post was last modified: 2016-02-17 18:04 by dot1y.)
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Load wds from ipxe
Hello guys,

I have upgraded my setup to Windows Server 2012 R2. I have WDS role installed, over it pxelinux and from pxelinux I load ipxe. I Have an entry in the ipxe menu called Back which loads pxelinux menu.
And here is the issue.
The WDS entry is not working, When I select it, it pops up an "TFTP download" error. The WDS entry from the pxelinux initially loaded is working fine. Only the WDS entry from the menu loaded after selecting "Back" option from the ipxe menu is not working.
Any ideas ?

Thanks
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2016-02-17, 23:41
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RE: Load wds from ipxe
It is quite common to get issues when loading ipxe after pxelinux, general recommendation is to avoid this and primarily use iPXE. The more complete scripting language should give you lots of benefits over pxelinux.

Have you tried loading WDS directly from iPXE (if wimboot can't be used)

Maybe http://ipxe.org/appnote/chainload_wds can give you some pointers?

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2016-02-24, 17:15
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RE: Load wds from ipxe
Hi and thanks for the response,

I went with primarily using ipxe, after all I'm not using any features from pxelinux other than loading a menu.
Another question would be how do I set a background picture on the ipxe menu ?
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2016-02-24, 23:17
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RE: Load wds from ipxe
(2016-02-24 17:15)dot1y Wrote:  Another question would be how do I set a background picture on the ipxe menu ?

You only set a background for the iPXE console, not a specific menu:
http://ipxe.org/cmd/console

Be sure to read the "Build options section" to get console cmd enabled in your ipxe build

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