[Dnsmasq-discuss] pxe booting trouble

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Dec 27 20:02:42 GMT 2013

On 27/12/13 19:54, Michael Thompson wrote:
> I’m having trouble pxe booting clients with dnsmasq, specifically with the
> dhcp part. If I use ISC dhcp, but keep dnsmasq for dns and tftp, it works
> fine. I’d much rather have dnsmasq do it all but simply cannot get it to
> work.
> Pxe booting via isc dhcp works with this bit of configuration:
> next-server;
> filename "BOOTX64.efi";
> this, I believe, is the dnsmasq equivalent but yields an error message:
> dhcp-boot=BOOTX64.efi,admin,
> should that be enough to work? Might additional configurations be necessary?
> The error is “PXE-E21 Remote boot cancelled. Boot Failed: Please ensure
> compatible media is available”
> Thanks for any pointers you can give.

Try adding


to your dnsmasq config.



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