PXE server that is not DHCP server

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Aug 1 06:12:04 UTC 2007

Lev Lafayette wrote:
> Hey people (delurk etc),
> Is there information on how to set up a PXE server when it is *not* the
> main DHCP server?
> I was hoping that it would be as simple as adding in a "next-server"
> line in dhcpd.conf, but evidently this does not work.
> This requirement comes about from Ubuntu 6.06 not recognising a CD-ROM
> drive during an install. Pretty entertaining considering that it has to
> boot from the CD-ROM and begin the install to get to that message :-)

Ah, but it is your BIOS that recognizes the CD-ROM and boots into the 
Ubuntu installer.  The Ubuntu installer just wakes up and says, "Where 
am I?"

Matt FLaschen

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