We have a K2000 box and I have successfully created a Mac OS X 10.8 boot environment.  I have also successfully uploaded a Mac OS X 10.8.4 image on there.

Problem: We purchased a new Mac Book Pro with Retina display.  These machines do not come with a built in Ethernet port so a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter was purchased.  The adapter works fine and picks up a network connection but you cannot PXE boot from the adapter.  I also tried a USB to Ethernet adapter but again the same problem.

I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this same problem?  Is there a way of PXE booting a Mac Book Pro (with no built in Ethernet)?  Maybe there is another adapter out there which supports PXE boot?

Any help much appreciate.


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The Apple USB to ethernet adapter is known to work.  However, since this is a newer machine than the one you created your netboot environment on, you should try creating a new environment from the MBP Retina machine.

Other than that, what is the failure?  Try booting into verbose mode after selecting the netboot environment (command-v) and report what it says.

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Answered 08/21/2013 by: cserrins
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