Issue building PXE file

I’m obviously missing something here but I’m trying to build the PXE images:

[root@kube2:~]# nix-build -A netboot nixos/release.nix
error: getting status of ‘/root/nixos/release.nix’: No such file or directory

Where do I get nixos/release.nix?


the path nixos/release.nix exists within the nixpkgs repo. I suggest the following commands:

$ git clone
$ cd nixpkgs
$ nix-build -A netboot nixos/release.nix

And you do not need to do it as root user.

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Thank you. That got me further along, but I just received this error and I’m not quite sure what to do about it.

error: a ‘aarch64-linux’ is required to build ‘/nix/store/6g35x9g752pnk4yip2y3p1sszwlrcvnb-append-initrd-secrets.drv’, but I am a ‘x86_64-linux’

I’m not trying to build an aarch type. I’m just trying to PXE x86_64 hosts.

Found my answer here:

Thank you