PXE Boot menu not working on Dell Latitude E6510

  • Hi all,

    On my Dell Latitude E6510 pc’s, I cannot boot to the PXE boot menu.

    On other machines, like Dell Optiplex 330 and Latitude D830 it works as a charm.

    I receive the following notification:
    “PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received.”

    What I’ve done so far:

    • Set the BIOS PXE settings correctly
    • Upgrade BIOS to the newest version
    • Downgrade the kernel
    • Upgrade the Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network adaptor

    Can you show your expertise in this?

    Appriciate your help!


  • I have only seen this when there is MAC address filtration active on the network; if you have not added the MAC addresses to the “approved/allowed” list then they will not be given IP addresses and this is the message that you get.

    Are you sure that the machines are in fact communicating with the network (DHCP server) correctly? You could test this by just loading into a vanilla Windows installation from DVD (or Linux Live CD) and see if you have an IP address and can get on the network; if you cannot do this then FOG is not the problem.

    I seem to remember imaging E6520’s no problem… but perhaps the network adapter is different.

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  • Moved to FOG Problems!