[CentOS] EFI netboot to kickstart install

Fri Oct 23 23:39:11 UTC 2015
James A. Peltier <jpeltier at sfu.ca>

----- Original Message -----
| Hello All
| Up until now we have been using standard PXE boot to do kick start installs
| of centos boxes. With recent machines however they come by default as EFI
| boot. We can set them to legacy but I would like to solve this before this
| option goes away.
| Just wondering if anyone has any experience setting up a net boot server that
| can be used to kickstart EFI machines?
| Thanks
| Grant

We use iPXE to boot the kernel and initrd files directly from our mirror.  It was pretty much dead simple to do too.  No need for unpacking RPMS or placing files on our TFTP server (other than iPXE)

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