How to Dual Boot Old "pxelinux.0" and "5.4.32\kernel7.img"

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How to Dual Boot Old "pxelinux.0" and "5.4.32\kernel7.img"

Post by ccnet » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:54 am

First of all thanks for this freeware,
Because we are having chain of Computer Institutes (NGO-Non Profit Organization) working for poor people in India, Wtware Lite is like a blessing.

We were using "wtware lite" since 2009, in our computer labs we have old P4 and even P3 machines with pxe boot and now with the launch of this Pi3 solution we want to switch Old P3 and P4 PC's with Pi3, but because we are a non government non profit organization , our institutes can not afford switching of all machines at a time .

We use third party tftp and dhcp application on the server to boot with "pxelinux.0", now we successfully tested Pi3 with bootfile name "5.4.32\kernel7.img" but we are not having any idea how to set boot file name to dual boot "pxelinux.0" for Old P4 machines and "5.4.32\kernel7.img" for New Pi3 from the same server. Is there any way to bind the boot file name with MAC id of the client.

If it is possible we will be thankful to the community and wtware.

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Re: How to Dual Boot Old "pxelinux.0" and "5.4.32\kernel7.img"

Post by J1mbo » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:29 am

If you use another DHCP server, it can be done with scope policies to determine the options based on device MAC address matching. The wtware article describes this here.

Hope that helps.

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Re: How to Dual Boot Old "pxelinux.0" and "5.4.32\kernel7.img"

Post by ccnet » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:14 am

Thanks,
I go through the article, Wtware article elaborates the scope option with Microsoft DHCP but we are using tftpd32 as our dhcp and tftp server.

If anybody has any idea about how to set scope and scope options in tftpd32 to do client boot with different filenames bonded with MAC id of the client.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to Dual Boot Old "pxelinux.0" and "5.4.32\kernel7.img"

Post by aka » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:04 pm

As far as i know, tftpd32 can not handle dhcp reservation.
Use another DHCP. WTware DHCP for example. It's free.

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Re: How to Dual Boot Old "pxelinux.0" and "5.4.32\kernel7.img"

Post by ccnet » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:44 am

OK, Thanks

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