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Set BIOS to boot clients from LAN

2018/04/25 15:09

Configure client PC for diskless boot

For new motherboard -

1. Turn on the client PC and go in to the BIOS by pressing "F2 or Del or ESC key

2. Go to "Advanced" tab, and select the "Integrated Peripherals" option and press "Enter" (Figure 1).


Figure 1

3. In "Integrated Peripherals", look for "Lan Option ROM" or "Boot from LAN" and then change the option to "Enabled". (Figure 2)


Figure 2

4. After that, go to "Boot" tab and then select "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Priority".

5. You need to set the "Network" to be the first priority (Figure 3).

Figure 3


Important: Keep in mind that in new motherboard with UEFI BIOS, you need to set the Boot Mode to either “Legacy” or “Legacy+UEFI” in order for the boot to work


For old motherboard -
1. Turn on the client PC and go in to the BIOS by pressing "F2" or "Del" or "ESC" key
2. Select "Integrated Peripherals" and press "Enter" key (Figure 4).


Figure 4


3. Look for “LAN Option ROM” (Figure 5)

Figure 5


4. Highlight the “Disabled” option beside the “LAN Option ROM” and then change it to “Enabled” (Figure 6) 

Figure 6


5. Now, “Lan Option ROM” is enabled (Figure 7).

Figure 7


6. Save the BIOS settings and reboot and then enter the BIOS again.
7. Select “Advanced BIOS Features” option and press "Enter" (Figure 8).

Figure 8


8. In “Advanced BIOS Feature”, highlight and open “Boot Sequence” (Figure 9)

Figure 9

9. In the “Boot Sequence” or “Boot Priorities” make sure that 1st Boot Device is “Network:”  (Figure 10)



Figure 10

10. Once the above settings are set, save bios settings and reboot the client, it will now boot from CCBoot

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