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Configure Client Machines for Network/Diskless (PXE) Boot

Configure Client Machines for Network/Diskless (PXE) Boot This article describes necessary steps for first-time system BIOS configuration for Network/Diskless (PXE) boot.

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Required Time: 10 Minutes

Description: In order for Client Machines to boot from or otherwise access the System and Games images stored on your ggRock Server, you need to configure the BIOS of the Machines for Network/Diskless (PXE) boot. Before following this guide, ensure that you have followed the "Install the Debian OS on Your Server", "Install the ggRock Server Application", "Accessing the ggRock Server Application", and "Configure the ggRock Array" guides.


For the purposes of this guide, we will assume that we're setting up Client Machines in UEFI mode. The configuration of each motherboard/manufacturer combination will be different. Please consult the manual provided by the manufacturer for details on your specific platform.

Start by performing this process only on the system you will be setting up your initial System Image on, but in the end every system must be configured in the same manner.

This guide utilizes the ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard BIOS as an example.

Configure the System BIOS

1. Access your System BIOS. Typically this is performed by pressing the "F2", "F10", or "Escape" key on the keyboard immediately after powering the system on.

2. Disable Secure Boot. Typically this setting is located in the Security section of the system BIOS.