PXE Boot

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PXE Boot

Postby hosh » 31. Dec 2011, 22:41

It is possible for VirtualBox to attempt a pxe boot and if during the pxe boot it fails, the boot continues via the installed OS?

Boot Sequence:
Power On --> PXE Boot Attempt -> Fails PXE boot attemp --> boots installed OS in VDI

Right now once the PXE Boot attempt fails a "fatal: int18: boot failure" error is displayed.
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Re: PXE Boot

Postby Sasquatch » 1. Jan 2012, 02:51

Have you read the User Manual yet to see how to use PXE in VB?
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Re: PXE Boot

Postby hosh » 1. Jan 2012, 17:31

I have read the user manual and there doesn't appear to be anything specific regarding the configuration of PXE within VirtualBox with the exception of using PXE and NAT.
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Re: PXE Boot

Postby Sasquatch » 1. Jan 2012, 20:17

It notes that you need the ExtPack to get PXE boot options. Then you just set the boot order in the VM settings and that should be it. Then it's all a matter of configuring your PXE server to listen to boot requests.
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Re: PXE Boot

Postby hosh » 2. Jan 2012, 01:14

Yes I already have that installed and it still fails.

Setup:

Host OS: Windows 7
Guest OS: Windows 7
Boot Order: Network, CD/DVD-ROM, Floppy, Hard Disk

If the PXE boot fails Virtual Box does not try and boot a CD/DVD, Floppy, Hard Drive... it just stops and displays the error message:

FATAL: INT18: BOOT FAILURE
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Re: PXE Boot

Postby Sasquatch » 2. Jan 2012, 20:22

Ok, but did you see any requests coming to your DHCP server and PXE server? Is there any other boot media attached? When I try it, and there is no DHCP server or PXE server, it just continues booting from the other entries that are enabled.
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