pxeboot(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

pxeboot - Network Booting Operating Systems Configuration Utility  

SYNTAX


 pxeboot [OPTION] [Hostname | IP Address | Subnet]  

DESCRIPTION

This is a command line tool for configuring PXE boot files.  

OPTIONS

-a, add
       add a new PXE Boot file.

-m, modify
       modify a PXE boot file

-d, delete
       delete a PXE boot file

-l, list
       list all PXE boot files

-s, serial
       Use serial console on client

-S, snapshot <snapshotname>
       Use alternate name for diskless snapshot directory

-e, ethernet <ethernet device>
       Use this ethernet device to mount diskless directories

-K, kickstart <kickstartfile>
       specify the location of the kickstart file, this should be specified as a kernel parameter. http://frodo.lab.boston.redhat.com/kickstart/ks.cfg

-r, ramdisk <size>
       specify the size of ramdisk to be used by the installation/diskless kernel

-O, os <Operating System>
       specify the operating system description as created with pxeos

-h, help
       show usage

Hostname | IP Address
       specify the Hostname or IP Address/Subnet to be used for creation of the PXE boot file.

 

FILES

/usr/sbin/pxeboot
/tftpboot/linux-install/pxelinux.cfg/pxeos.xml
/usr/share/system-config-netboot/*
/tftpboot/linux-install/*  

EXAMPLES

To run this program simply type:

pxeboot -l

List all the pxeboot files

pxeboot -a -O RHEL-AS-Diskless -r 1000 10.0

Create a PXEBoot file which will boot a diskless Operating System for any host in the 10.0 subnet

 

LIMITATIONS

This utility configures PXE boot files to be used for network installations or diskless environments.

 

SEE ALSO

system-config-netboot(8)
pxeos(8)

 

BUGS

 

AUTHORS

Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>