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"DHCP...." followed by "PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received"
When being started, the PXE client comes up with the PXE copyright message, then displays
After a while, the following error message is displayed:
PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received
Depending on the PXE client's system setup boot device list configuration, the PC then either stops or tries to boot from the next boot device in the system setup boot device list.
The "PXE-E51" error indicates that the PXE client did not receive a reply to its DHCPDISCOVER message. Possible causes for this problem are:
1. There is no DHCP or BOOT server
Make sure that a DHCP or BOOTP server is setup and running, and that it is configured to service the client. If the DHCP or BOOTP server is located in a different subnet (i.e. PXE client and DHCP or BOOTP server are separated by one or more routers), you must provide a DHCP or BOOTP forwarding mechanism.