Solved : PXE Boot Failed, PXE-T01: file not found

Last night I decided to remove old-non openSUSE-operating system on my wife’s PC. I want to re-install with openSUSE 11.1.

The PC is quite compact. No CD/DVD ROM, No Floppy Disk and it has USB problem (can’t boot from USB). The one-and-only solution is by installing new OS over a network.

I set up a TFTP Server and try to boot from PXE Boot. DHCP client running successfully but it can’t reached TFTP Server :

PXE-T01: file not found
PXE-E3B-TFTP Error file not found
PXE-M0F exiting Intel boot agent

After investigating DHCP configuration, I found that this error occurred regarding the location of pxelinux.0 file. I’m using /srv/tftp as TFTP base source and the file pxelinux.0 resides on /srv/tftp/tftpboot. On previous configuration, I used complete path :

subnet netmask {
option broadcast-address;
pool {
range; # only need a few addresses
default-lease-time 180; # no long lease time required for booting
max-lease-time 360;     # booted system does its own dhcp request
server-name ""; # This happens to be the IP of this server too
next-server; # Address of the TFTP server
filename "/srv/tftp/tftpboot/pxelinux.0";
allow members of "pxe"; # only respond to PXE requests
allow members of "etherboot"; # allow etherboot, too

I solved the the problem by change TFTP base source into /srv/tftp/tftpboot and then change the line

filename "/srv/tftp/tftpboot/pxelinux.0";


filename "pxelinux.0";

The location of pxelinux.0 must be relative to TFTP base source. You may also used “/srv” as TFTP base source and then use relative location filename “tftp/tftpboot/pxelinux.0”;

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  1. oneyogi February 4, 2009

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