Configuring a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) using Red Hat Linux 7.2 on Compaq ProLiant Servers
Place the OS installation files on the PXE server.
Create a directory under /var/ftp for anonymous ftp access.
Copy the contents of CDs 1 and 2 into that directory.
Allow the copy to overwrite files with the same name, for example, TRANS.TBL.
Perform the following to copy the boot images.
Insert CD #1:
Type: mount /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz /tftpboot/X86PC/UNDI/linux-install/linux.1 cp /mnt/cdrom/images/pxeboot/initrd.img /tftpboot/X86PC/UNDI/linux-install/linux.2
Test the PXE server by restarting the server or by typing: service xinetd restart Upon restart, boot up a PXE enabled client. The client’s PXE boot process should receive an IP address from DHCP.
Press F8 when you see the following on the client: Press <F8> to view menu... A PXE boot menu displays stating the following: Local Boot
10. Select Linux Install and press Enter. You should see text similar to the following appear on the screen.
MD w.x.y.z BOOT SERVER IP: w.x.y.z MTFTP.. Intel Linux NBP, PXE-2.0 Beta-x (build nnn) Downloading linux kernel image
If you see this message, you configured the PXE server and TFTP/MTFTP daemons correctly.