Setting up the all servers needed for PXE

Dimitar Petrov
We are going to use dnsmasq package to supply DHCP and TFTP functionality to your PXE server. Install and configure dnsmasq sudo pacman --quiet --noconfirm -S dnsmasq sudo cp -rp /etc/dnsmasq.conf /etc/dnsmasq.conf_$(date "+%Y%m%d") sudo sh -c "cat > /etc/dnsmasq.conf <<EOF port=0 interface=eth0 bind-interfaces dhcp-range=,,12h dhcp-boot=/arch/boot/syslinux/lpxelinux.0 dhcp-option-force=209,boot/syslinux/archiso.cfg dhcp-option-force=210,/arch/ dhcp-option-force=66, enable-tftp tftp-root=/srv/pxe EOF" resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting packages... Packages (3) libnetfilter_conntrack-1.0.6-1 libnfnetlink-1.0.1-2 dnsmasq-2.76-4 Total Installed Size: 0.91 MiB :: Proceed with installation?

Part 0: Preparing the PXE Server on Arch Linux

Dimitar Petrov
TODO Explain the benefits of setting an PXE server in home LAN TODO Develop a graph of my home infrastructure with ditaa TODO Explain that this works only for BIOS booting In this series I am going to demonstrate how to set up a Linux environment for power users on Arch Linux and utilize literate DevOps, using Spacemacs and Org-Babel. Note: This step is an optional one, you can always just boot from USB stick and continue from Part 1 of the Arch Install Series