[SOLVED][PXE Boot] Where do i save the kiosk config file?

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[SOLVED][PXE Boot] Where do i save the kiosk config file?

Post#1 by kaaremai » 19 Sep 2019, 13:08

Hi,

I have got the Porteus kiosk to boot and run over PXE booting. However it just runs with the default settings. Where should i save the config file in which i state the homepage url, browser etc.?

I read the guide on nested configuration here also: https://porteus-kiosk.org/remote-management.html#nested

But it doesn't state where i should save that information.

Best regards,
Kaare Mai
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[PXE Boot] Where do i save the kiosk config file?

Post#2 by fanthom » 19 Sep 2019, 14:06

Please create new ISO in the wizard.

Enable remote management function and PXE client component.
Then you can manage your PXE booted kiosks over plain txt file.

See here for example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEOkZV1HplU

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[PXE Boot] Where do i save the kiosk config file?

Post#3 by kaaremai » 19 Sep 2019, 15:28

fanthom wrote:
19 Sep 2019, 14:06
Please create new ISO in the wizard.

Enable remote management function and PXE client component.
Then you can manage your PXE booted kiosks over plain txt file.

See here for example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEOkZV1HplU

Thanks
Thanks for the info. I enabled the remote management but i still don't understand where i should put the file with the [[GLOBAL]] settings etc. The video shows the contents of a file with these settings but does not tell where i should put it.

I tried adding the [[GLOBAL]] stuff to the pxelinux.cfg/default file but that doesn't work.

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[PXE Boot] Where do i save the kiosk config file?

Post#4 by kaaremai » 19 Sep 2019, 16:03

I'm having a hard time understanding this remote management when using pxe booting.

1. I run the kiosk installation wizard on a client
2. I enable/disable all the options that i want including setting the url for the remote management config file where i save the configurations i made.
3. I then at the end where it wants to actually install on harddrive exit the wizard and upload the kiosk.iso in /mnt/ to my onedrive.
4. I then unpack the iso on my server in the proper directories for the pxe booting and http access.

But there seems to be some step missing regarding the configurations that i did in step 2. When the client now boots over network it just boots with default settings and it does not request the config.txt file on the webserver. I can see in the IIS logs that the client never tries to retrieve the config.txt file. There must be some default location where i have to put the initial config for all the pxe clients to get the initial configuration that tells them where to get the config.txt file!

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[PXE Boot] Where do i save the kiosk config file?

Post#5 by kaaremai » 19 Sep 2019, 16:18

Ok i found the problem!

When using IIS you have to allow file extensions that it doesn't know.

After adding this, it now works!

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