Ok, I just got my first 780 from the factory. It has BIOS A03 on it and I am getting the error
"PXE-E74: Bad or missing PXE menu and/or prompt information"
I am using Altiris PXE server from Deployment Server 6.9 SP2.
All my other machines have abeen and continue to PXE boot without issue.
Is there still a problem or have I missed something else?
A03 Fixes the issues described earlier. I haven't seen that error yet on a 780. You may want to reflash A03. I had to do that with a couple machines that came with A03 from the factory. After a reflash the issues I had were resolved.
Let me know if you still have issues.
I worked with Dell support on this.
I'm not sure why this fixed it but I reduced my PXE boot menu from 8 items to 6 and it started working.....
Seems a little odd to me but I am functional now.
I am having the same issues. I have 45 new Dell Optiplex 780 models. I use Ubuntu and Clonezilla as my method of PXE imaging. All the older models I image (620's, 755's, & 760's) have no issues PXE booting and PXE imaging. When I use the 780's fresh out of the box they have BIOS version A08 installed. And PXE is not talking to the hardware. I get link lights on the NIC but nothing flashing as if it was talking correctly.
I saw the post of the A03 BIOS link, haven't tried that yet as older BIOS versions make me nervous to install. Upgrades happen to fix bugs:)
Has anyone had luck with PXE and the A08 BIOS for the Dell 780's???
Looking for a fix..... pretty please!