Dell latitude 3379 no pxe



  • Has anyone worked with the Dell Latitude 3379 (windows 10), I’m trying to capture an image up to the fog server using a star tech Ethernet USB 3.0 adapter, and the settings are on legacy but still no luck. If someone can help me out that had a similar situation that would be helpful.

    Thanks
    Fred


  • Moderator

    Here is one way to go about it.

    1. Acquire a usb flash drive that is at least 4MB in size (yes I said only 4MB, larger will work but we only need 4MB of space).
    2. Format that usb flash drive - fat32. You can do this on a windows box or a linux box. The format must be fat32.
    3. On that newly formatted flash drive create the following path \EFI\BOOT (case should not be important, but use all caps as I posted).
    4. Now you will need 2 of the iPXE files from the fog server.
    5. Copy /tftpboot/ipxe.efi to \EFI\BOOT as BOOTX64.EFI
    6. Copy /tftpboot/i386-efi/ipxe.efi to \EFI\BOOT as BOOTIA32.EFI
    7. Eject the usb flash drive and then attempt to boot this Dell laptop device from the usb drive using the device’s boot menu.

    Taken from here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/7435/uefi-pxe-boot-asus-t100-tablet/79

    What we will be doing is bypassing the on board pxe roms and loading iPXE right from usb flash drive. Understand this method will only work if iPXE has the drivers built in for this usb network adapter. If this route won’t work for us we have one more last chance option.


  • Developer

    @fredlwal said:

    Do I have to set a UEFI option in the FogServer?

    No, there is nothing you can do in software (except maybe a firmware upgrade on the client). As George said you need to get a USB NIC adapter that is supported by your Dell Latitude 3379. Just quoting George here in case you didn’t see his message:

    This means you need to get a network adapter that is supported by the firmware (hint: provided by the computer manufacturer and said to be supported).



  • @george1421 Do I have to set a UEFI option in the FogServer?



  • @george1421 what do I have to do for that?


  • Moderator

    @fredlwal Does the network adapter support pxe booting?

    For uefi mode, the uefi firmware needs to support the network adapter for pxe booting to be allowed. This means you need to get a network adapter that is supported by the firmware (hint: provided by the computer manufacturer and said to be supported).

    We have some other options that as not so nice but might work. If the laptop is in uefi mode there is something that we can do pretty quickly.



  • @george1421 I’m not getting an error message at all, just no boot options to boot with the ethernet adapter.


  • Moderator

    First of all, I can say No I haven’t worked with the 3379.

    But from your post its hard to tell what’s not working? Where are you getting an error? A clear screen shot of the error would be helpful in understanding the context of the error.


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