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Unable to PXE boot a server running EFI

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SUSE Manager Server 4.2


When performing a PXE boot from a system with EFI, the server comes directly back to the EFI menu.

When performing a network trace, the following can be seen:

tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 500 bytes
08:46:56.483073 IP >  43 RRQ "grub/grub.efi" octet tsize 0 blksize 1468


Change the following in /etc/cobbler/settings.:
bootloaders_dir: "/usr/share/syslinux"
bootloaders_dir: "/var/lib/cobbler/loaders"
After the file is save, perform:
systemctl restart cobblerd
cobbler sync


The problem is a wrong parameter in /etc/cobbler/settings.


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  • Document ID:000020298
  • Creation Date: 25-Jun-2021
  • Modified Date:25-Jun-2021
    • SUSE Manager Server

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