Porteus Kiosk is not booting via PXE Boot on physical desktops

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Porteus Kiosk is not booting via PXE Boot on physical desktops

Post#1 by saravanavigneshr » 19 Jan 2018, 11:14

Hi Support team,

We are newbie to the Portues Kiosk OS. We have an issue with below scenario. Please help us in getting the issue resolved.

Also, we are using the Serva PXE tool to install the kiosk OS on desktop or laptop, we need to know which distribution of Linux [ Redhat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch linux etc.] to download the network boot installer that support the OS.

Scenario:
We are trying to install Portues Kiosk Operating System using PXE Boot on a physical desktop system. We are using the tools like Serva and CCBoot ( have features of PXE, TFTP and DHCP ). We have extracted the ISO image and placed in the TFTP server. Issue is we are not able to properly load the Operating system via PXE boot. Please find the debugging data below.

booting parameters: net.ifnames=0 initrd=/NWA_PXE/Kiosk/initrd.xz, /NWA_PXE/Kiosk/pxelinux.cfg/initrdpxe.xz netpath =http://1723.23.10.100/NWA_PXE/Kiosk quiet BOOT IF=01-1C-39-47-d6-a2-18 Boot Image=/NWA_PXE/Kiosk/vmlinuz
Kernel Version: 4.14.13-kiosk
Kernel Modules version: 4.14.13-kiosk
available network interfaces: lo

Thank you,
Regards, Saravanavignesh

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Porteus Kiosk is not booting via PXE Boot on physical desktops

Post#2 by fanthom » 19 Jan 2018, 22:17

Hi Saravanavignesh,

1) You need to follow official kiosk documentation:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/pxe-server.html

2) If you use 3rd party tools then you are on your own as i have no idea how they works

3) Your current PXE loaded DOES NOT pass 'http_server=' parameter to the kernel. Its required for booting as explained in the documentation.

You should have something like

booting parameters: net.ifnames=0 initrd=/NWA_PXE/Kiosk/initrd.xz, /NWA_PXE/Kiosk/pxelinux.cfg/initrdpxe.xz netpath =http://1723.23.10.100/NWA_PXE/Kiosk quiet BOOT IF=01-1C-39-47-d6-a2-18 Boot Image=/NWA_PXE/Kiosk/vmlinuz http_server=192.168.1.34

'http_server=' parameter tells init script from where download components from unpacked kiosk ISO.

Thanks
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Porteus Kiosk is not booting via PXE Boot on physical desktops

Post#3 by saravanavigneshr » 20 Jan 2018, 05:26

Thank you for the reply. I will check and get back to you.

Between, can you please reply for below query?

We are using the Serva PXE tool to install the kiosk OS on desktop or laptop, we need to know which distribution of Linux [ Redhat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch linux etc.] to download the network boot installer that support the OS.

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Post#4 by fanthom » 20 Jan 2018, 07:38

Answered already:

2) If you use 3rd party tools then you are on your own as i have no idea how they works
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