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nixos pxe booting

13 Feb 2016

motivation

intel PXE is used to boot a computer by using the network as source for the OS. this posting is about how to do that with NixOS.

requirements

configuration

mount the ISO and copy:

to the http-root

BIOS bootstrap.ipxe

EFI bootstrap-efi.ipxe

dnsmasq

this configures dhcp / pxe

thanks

most of the research for this was done by juri grabowski. thanks very much!

see also http://rycee.net/posts/2016-11-13-an-atypical-nixos-install.html