Does H2 supports network boot?

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Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by GeonPark » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:26 am

Hello.

I am planning to develop some appliances with H2 device.
Does H2 supports network boot like PXE?

Thanks in advanced.

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by odroid » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:09 pm

The BIOS seems to support the PXE boot.
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But we have no time to test the functionality because configuring a PXE server looks quite complicated.

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by lazlo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:10 pm

GeonPark wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:26 am
...I am planning to develop some appliances with H2 device...
odroid wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:09 pm
...we have no time to test the functionality because configuring a PXE server looks quite complicated.
It does indeed look complicated, but it's not so bad as it might seem. A few years ago I set up an LTSP server on my LAN and while it took a long time to get it right the hardest part (for me) was finding good docs that allowed for DHCP relay so I could use my existing DHCP server instead of installing and configuring a new one. While it was a fun experiment I have no use for it on my network so I decided to get rid of it and reclaim the disk space. My suggestion is to spend a few hours or more googling variations of:

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ltsp pxe dhcp proxy relay tftp thin fat client
Sooner or later you will find a guide (or combination of guides) that describes what you are trying to do. On the other hand if you don't know what you really want and just want to play with PXE I suggest creating two KVM based virtual machines to test LTSP and PXE before making big changes to your network. Just make a VM hosting an LTSP server on a private subnet and then create another VM on that same subnet that boots via PXE and has no storage allocated. After you figure out how it works you can make bigger plans.

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by tkaiser » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:04 pm

odroid wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:09 pm
But we have no time to test the functionality because configuring a PXE server looks quite complicated.
https://github.com/jpetazzo/pxe

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by odroid » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:18 am

We will try it a few weeks later because of a urgent project.

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by KuJoe » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:26 am

I tried getting mine to PXE boot last night without any luck. I'll play around with it some more to see if I'm doing something wrong.

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by KuJoe » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:41 am

PXE boot is working successfully, the problem was on my end. If you have an older PXE server be sure to set it up for UEFI and not legacy (this shows you how long it's been since I've used my PXE server). :)
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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by rooted » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:47 am

KuJoe wrote:PXE boot is working successfully, the problem was on my end. If you have an older PXE server be sure to set it up for UEFI and not legacy (this shows you how long it's been since I've used my PXE server). :)
Thanks for the verification.

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Re: Does H2 supports network boot?

Unread post by odroid » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:20 am

KuJoe wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:41 am
PXE boot is working successfully, the problem was on my end. If you have an older PXE server be sure to set it up for UEFI and not legacy (this shows you how long it's been since I've used my PXE server). :)
Thank you for the good news!
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