What does it mean if you are using PXE?
A) You are printing high-resolution images
B) You are booting your computer from a remote server instead of a local drive
C) You are formatting a drive for use in a RAID array
D) You are performing an in-place operating system upgrade
E) You’re in the latest version of Broadway’s Peter Pan
The answer: B) You are booting your computer from a remote server instead of a local drive
A “pixie” boot (Preboot Execution Environment) is used to start a computer using a bootstrap program from a remote server. The computer uses DHCP, TFTP, and other well-used protocols to connect, download, and start the boot code.
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