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Entry 3: Network/PXE Boot with FOG Flashes Menu Too Quick

Topic: Network With Windows Clients And Linux Admin   

Tags:  Fog   PXE   

Created on Mon, 02 Jan 2012.
Last Modified on Fri, 20 Apr 2012.

After setting up a FOG server and configuring a machine to boot off the network using PXE / Network Boot, I had an issue with the boot menu flashing too quickly to choose anything (even if I held a key down beforehand). It turned out that the timeout was set too small by default for my machine to handle.

so, In

/tfptboot/pxelinux.cfg/default

I changed

TIMEOUT 30

to

TIMEOUT 300

it appears that that timeout value is in 10ths of seconds~ and only defaulted to 30 (which, in my opinion, should be enough but for some reason my machine flashed it so quick).


my original post on the FOG forum



PLEASE let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if you have any suggestions or requests~

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