Recently I got a Lenovo ThinkStation E30 (7783-34U). Randomly, when network booting, it will throw out an error (in short):

PXE LINUX 3.84 2009-12-18...................

!PXE Entry point found (we hope) at 9851.0106 via plan A

TFTP prefix:

Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg.......

Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg.......


Sometimes it will network boot just fine and show the boot options. This is the only computer that has this issue that I am aware of in our corporation. I've done an Intel Firmware update but didn't seem to resolve the issue, and there doesn't look like there is any options in BIOS to troubleshoot with.


Any ideas?

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By any chance using SCCM? I sometime experience problems with the PXE boot, to solve it I have to delete the client from SCCM and then restart the deployment service. Of course I could be way off - and this has only happend to clients that have been deployed previously. Yours was new?

Answered 08/06/2012 by: Lysell
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Are you using "boot actions" by any chance?

I would double check and make sure that your MAC address isn't populated in one of the fields. This is the same screen that shows when using them.

Answered 08/03/2012 by: dugullett
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It could be network related also.  The NIC may be negotiating the speed wrong and cannot communicate with tftp server properly, also could be it is not resolving DHCP options 66 and 67, check those on the dhcp server's/subnet that services this machine.  If you have one, put a nic in the machine, disable the on board and see if it stops.

Answered 08/03/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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