Interactive PXE Boot setting?
Is it possible to require a key be pressed before the PXE image will boot so that if nothing is pressed the computer will go to the next device in the boot priority? There is a number of systems on our network that, for some unknown reason, are configured to network boot first and I’d rather not have to schedule to restart each machine to verify and change the boot order.
Is it possible to require a key be pressed before the PXE image will boot so that if nothing is pressed the computer will go to the next device in the boot priority?
Unless I’m missing something here, this is the default. In the iPXE menu the default menu item is boot to the hard drive. If you don’t touch the keyboard during the timeout period the system will select the default menu item and boot the hard drive. You can change what the default iPXE menu item is, but as shipped from the developers, its the boot to hard drive menu.
Now if your target systems are Dells (only system I have) you can use the command and configure utility (i.e. CCTK) to change firmware settings. So you can from a running windows system change the boot order by calling cctk with the proper command line parameters.