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Re: [Xen-users] PXE + XEN

On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 14:42 +0100, M N wrote:
> Hello
> I would like to ask about XEN (paravirtualization) + PXE working together ....
> I have xen environment and would like to install few clients using PXE 
> (everything on debian)  ...
> Is it possible at all?

It's not exactly PXE but I think tools/misc/xenpvnetboot can do network
boot of various guest types for installation purposes. It is currently
only in xen-unstable but it should be pretty independent so I should
think you could grab it from there and use it with any release

You might also find
useful, it describes doing a netboot installation of Debian. A little bit of 
scripting is all it would take to automate that and have something a bit like 

> Is it possible to start a VM that contains just gpxe?

gpxe is only available for HVM guests, not PV ones.

> I found some information about gpxy and pypxeboot but i can't make it work...
> For pypxeboot it needs udhcp - but it's not used any more - it's in busybox 
> now...
> so could someone confirm that it is possible to make it work ?

I do the netboot style of install quite a lot, following the method in
the wiki page above.


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