I need the boot sequence is network, CD, and HD. I used PXE+Kickstart to install Redhat. Everything is fine until reboot it after installed the box. The booting is hung up at "Exit PXE ROM". It suppose to start to boot the box from HD, but it is waiting there forever. If I change the boot sequence to let boot the box from HD first. It works fine. I have severl different machines using the same method to install redhat. They work perfectly. My question is why the booting process is hung up at "Exit PXE ROM"? and How to solve it. Does the NIC has some defect?
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You need to boot from an installation CD for the operating system, or the Toshiba restore set. New hard drives are completely blank when you purchase them. The computer is looking for something to boot from and cant find it, so it trys to boot from ethernet. Check your bios set up for boot order and boot devices. You might try disabling boot from network.
Your computer is trying to boot from a Network or Lan. You need to go
into the Bios or System Setup and change the boot order or boot
Reboot the computer and notice what key the screen says to hit to get
into the Bios or System Setup and hit that key. Change your boot order
or boot sequence. The best sequence is to have the CD Drive 1st and the
Hard Drive 2nd. Changing this in the bios or system setup will make
the change permanent. Just make sure when you boot the computer that
nothing is in the CD drive unless you have a repair disc or operating
system disc in it.
You could make a temporary change but then you
will have to change it every time you boot. If you notice the screen
when you boot it also gives you the key to hit to change the boot order
or boot sequence. This will allow you to change it just for this time
that you are booting.
Click the power button and watch the screen to see which key it says to press to get into the Bios or System Setup. Change the boot order or boot sequence. It looks like it is set to boot from a Network or LAN first. You want to boot from the hard drive 1st or the cd drive 1st and the hard drive 2nd. This will change it permanently. Then reboot.
There might also be an option to change it temporarily when you boot the system. Just watch the screen and see if it shows you which key to press to change the boot order or boot sequence. It is only effective for this one boot.
In the BIOS, look in the boot options and take the "other devices" or "other" out of the boot sequence. Also check to see if boot from LAN is enabled. If it is, disable it. PXE is a protocol that will enable you to boot from a network drive or server. When it says that it failed, it is because it could not find an OS on the network
Boot sequence isn't enough. You have to turn OFF (disable) the boot from network. The error your seeing is result of the network boot rom not finding PXE server to boot from. Again, be sure to disable boot from network.
It could be that the the HDD controller on the motherboard is gone, that's why it does it with several HDD. By the way go under the BIOS and check the Boot sequence, make sure that HDD is first, because pxe error occurs when you select to boot the computer through a network device. If it doesn't find it, that's what it shows on the screen, it can find the MBR.