jploughe
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

Version A03 is now out there. <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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Steel Tip
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

excellent! I will download and test this out today... thanks!

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DonRowland
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

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?

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Chris Pope
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

Don,

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.

 

Chris

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DonRowland
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Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

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.

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geterrdone
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Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

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!

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Steel Tip
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Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

Since the A03 update, everythiing has worked fine with us. We use Ghost to do PXE imaging with tftpd32.

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jackb27
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

i am having the same issue with PXEon my Dell 780. i have tried using bios A3, A7, A8 and A9

please help!

the PXE works find on my Dell 755's

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jackb27
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

Dell,

please sort this

i pay good money for yoru product

you can get a PXE to work!

jack

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Steel Tip
1 Copper

Re: Problem using PXE Boot for Optiplex 780

Verify you have the integrated nic on w/ pxe in setup

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