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Intel Stick PXE BOOT

IvanH
Beginner
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Hello,

is it possible to boot to the Intel stick via PXE? It's a preferred way in our company and we would really like to avoid installing via USB stick. I have tried two different Ethernet to USB adapters but none are recognized as a boot device.

 

I have noticed that by pressing F12 after start it tries "Booting from network now", even though this button is not even mentioned in the manual. It fails at "No boot device" message. What is the point of this boot option then?

 

I tried checking the internet, some people faced the same issue booting to PXE but nobody seemed to make it work.

 

I am using the Intel Compute Stick stk2m364cc.

 

Thank you,

Ivan

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David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello IvanH,

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel ® communities.

 

The Compute Stick can support this using a very specific USB to Ethernet adapter. The adapter must be using an ASIX AX88179 LAN chip solution.

 

Also, attached you can find steps on how to set it up.

 

 

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

 

juniel_katarn
Beginner
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Will this also work with model STCK1A32WFC?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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AFAIK, no, it will only work with the m3/m5 CC Compute Sticks. AFAIK, the FC and SC Compute Sticks do not have PXE support  in their BIOS.

...S

juniel_katarn
Beginner
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Can't remember whether STCK1A32WFC is m3, m5 or other, but I did make PXE work.
It does require USB NIC.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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If it has an Core m3 processor, it is the m3 CC Compute Stick (STK2m3W64CC with Windows 10 and STK2m364CC without).

If it has an Core m5 processor, it is the m5 (with vPro) CC Compute Stick (STK2mv64CC).

The FC Compute Stick (STCK1A32WFC with Windows 8.1/10) has an Atom Z3735F Processor. I just checked its BIOS; there are no Setup parameters to support the use of PXE. I am thinking you had one of the above Compute sticks, not this one. Still, since there is some doubt, so I have a query in to the dev. team to verify this. I will respond when I hear something back.

...S

juniel_katarn
Beginner
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I'm aware there are no BIOS options for PXE.
I don't recall the exact steps, but STCK1A32WFC can still be network-booted using:

1. A USB NIC.
2. iPXE.

It's not out of the box, but if you can load the appropriate iPXE EFI modules in the EFI partition and do network boot.

Just trying to leave testimony for anyone also dealing with these specific constraints.

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello IvanH,

 

Were you able to check my last post?

 

Let me know if you need more assistance.

 

 

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

IvanH
Beginner
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The below email is classified: Internal Hello David, Yes, your solution worked. Thank you so much for quick the reply! Kind regards, Ivan
David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello IvanH,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

I'm really glad to know my suggestion worked. I will proceed to close this request, do not hesitate to contact us back and submit a new question if you need more assistance. 

 

 

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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