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How to Configure an Oracle Linux PXE Boot Server (Doc ID 578582.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.4.21 to 2.6.18-128
Oracle VM - Version 3.2.6 to 3.2.6 [Release OVM32]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


This article describes how to configure Oracle Linux as a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) Boot Server. Examples are based on Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 Update 6 (OEL4U6).


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In this Document
 1. Prerequisites
 2. Configure DHCP Server
 3. Copy vmlinuz and initrd file to /tftpboot/linux-install directory
 4. Create PXE Client Boot Menu File
 5. Create PXE Client Boot Prompt Message File
 6. Enable TFTP Service
 7. Enable dhcpd and named Services
 8. Boot the PXE Client

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