Setting up a ‘PXE Network Boot Server’ for Multiple Linux Distribution Installations in RHEL/CentOS 7

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34 Responses

  1. jfoucry says:


    Great tutorial, it almost work for me but… I try to boot a VM (for testing) and the boot failed when reading/launching centos7/initrd.img. After about 5 minutes I have the message “Boot failed: press a key to retry”

    The number of dot after loading is 3 (Loading centos7/initrd.img…)

    tftpboot is running, vsftpd too. I ran isc-dhcp on another server, but this part for fine.

    Did someone experimented the same problem and have a solution.

    Thanks in advance for your tutorial and eventual help.

    • Matei Cezar says:

      This topic uses dnsmasq as DHCP server. Check your isc-dhcp-server for misconfigurations on the config file.

  2. Matei Cezar says:

    Check initrd.img and vmlinuz files from tftp server path: /var/lib/tftpboot. Also, check the Local Mirror Installation Source from FTP path and the permissions on those files and Kickstart file.

  3. Tushar says:

    Getting warning /dev/root does’not exit
    Please help.
    thank you

  4. shair says:

    change dhcp option der from 92 to 192

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