PXE stops working after upgrade or patch

  • 7003706
  • 30-Jun-2009
  • 28-Nov-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Imaging


PXE no longer works after any of the following:
  • Upgrading to ZENworks 10.2
  • Upgrading to another version of ZENworks
  • Applying an imaging patch
  • Rebooting the imaging server
The following error is seen on the PXE booting device:

ERROR: pxe-e53 no boot file name received.


During the upgrade, the Proxy DHCP service is changed backed to manual.

On Linux, the novell-proxydhcp service is off by default. This means that a reboot for any reason will cause the service to be off when the server comes back up.

  1. Load the services snapin
  2. Check the Novell Proxy DHCP Service is running
  3. Set to automatic
  1. Right click Desktop and select Open in Terminal
  2. Run this command to check if the service is running:
    /etc/init.d/novell-proxydhcp status
  3. Run this command to start it if it isn't running:
    /etc/init.d/novell-proxydhcp start
  4. Run one of the following commands to make it run at start up:
  • chkconfig -a novell-proxydhcp
  • chkconfig novell-proxydhcp on