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Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« on: September 16, 2012, 03:45:32 pm »
Hey,

i managed build a usb stick that boots gPXE on a Mac!

What it does is it boots into refit and refit boots up syslinux which is booting GPXE.KRN.
Not 100% sure if this description is correct, but it works for me!

Here is my little manual:
http://dokuwiki.knallimall.org/linuxmce_macmini_2010_4_1/linuxmce_1004_md_setup

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 05:08:11 pm »
Do you think it makes sense to put that part of your wiki in the linuxmce wiki?

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 09:46:02 am »
yes ... took me ages to find out how this should work! ...

But i need a page for that, i cant create new pages in the wiki :-(

I tried it on 2 USB Stick + a MacMini 2006 and a MacBook Pro 5,2. It worked without any problems.
The only annoying is, iu could not find a way to make it default boot volume. So you have to hold down alt/option and select refit all the time...

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 02:29:47 pm »
You can create new pages. Just login with your forum credentials, and just enter the URL containing the title, for example

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/My_Brand_New_Super_Dooper_Information_Page

It will automatically ask you to create it.

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 03:55:54 pm »
Thx, hm..... but does work now ;-)

Can you enable *.dmg Files ? I cant upload the 13MB File used to create that USB stick.

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 07:31:21 pm »
Send me a location I can get it from, and I shall put it onto one of the LinuxMCE servers

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 12:21:50 pm »
thx. It is now available from http://deb.linuxmce.org/refit-syslinux-gpxe_small_v2.dmg in case you want to reference it in the wiki page.

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 01:19:01 pm »
here is the wiki page: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Mac_MediaDirector


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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 10:49:17 am »
I asked the rEFIt-guys to add PXE boot option to rEFIt, which enables every USB-stick with rEFIt installed on to boot from lan.

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3595543&group_id=161917&atid=821767

lets see what happens ....

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Re: Mac USB Boot gpxe - PXE booting MacMini
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 12:48:06 pm »
rEFIt project is not under active development anymore! ...