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    FreeBSD's Disk installation via PXE boot

    Dear Helpers, I am pretty much new to PXE installation and even System management. (Please forgive me if any term is not vague or incorrect.) Almost for 4 days, I have been struggling to install FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso into the hard disk but I am not sure about how I set the boot...
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    NFSv3 Different client user mapping despite mount from identical devices

    Hello all, I have a set of diskless clients that I want to run off of TFTP + NFS / PXEBOOT To achieve this I have set up an install medium that boots the device , executes a script under systemd(linux) that mounts my FreeBSD 12.1 server and starts copying the files to their new roots. For...
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    Allow setting different root-path options for freebsd DHCP configuration

    From the official wiki pxeboot(8) I could see that the option root-path must be given in order to finish netboot for FreeBSD using NFS mount root directory, for instance: option root-path "nfs://"; but in this case, it is only possible to boot a certain version of FreeBSD that...
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    Solved Installing FreeBSD 12.1 via PXE Encounters "LUA ERROR: Can not open /boot/lua/loader.lua: no such file or directory"

    Hello SMEs, I have learned from a Pluralsight course on how to PXE install Linux Distributions, e.g. CentOS7.2. And I succeeded following the guideline of the course, i.e. by setting up a DHCP, TFTP server, and FTP server, then configure the pxelinux.0 file as needed. The process is pretty neat...
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    PXE Boot server

    I am trying to setup a PXE boot server so that I network install FreeBSD and Linux (redhat & centOS). I am doing this on FreeBSD 12.1 I am have FreeBSD setup on a server with ZFS-on-root using tftp-hpa. My question is - Do I have to have a NFS mount for booting FreeBSD? Can I make it a...
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    PXE - TFTP Timeout #5 ACK 2 Problem

    Hallo, I want to make a PXE BSD Install. The DHCP Server is running and is being recognized. But I get a Timeout for TFTP. My Config files: https://nopaste.xyz/?043867399f299a2e#n7iFVMqajs/D2CBIxkIX1Lbkoa46uEMdjA9QmAKWHyo= I tried with Windows Programm "Serva Community" and it worked. It...