[ipxe-devel] Issues chainbooting iPXE to WDS 2012R2

Ian Bannerman ian at internals.io
Tue Apr 15 13:14:26 BST 2014


I have systems downloading various wims to 'boot.wim' as he has without issue, yep! 
But! I do not have personal experience using bootmgr without fonts (prior to Windows 8), nor info on the potential impact it has on errors. I just gleaned that from the documentation / fourms discussions. For example, the iPXE documentation has examples on http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe and http://ipxe.org/howto/sccm where fonts are listed for older bootmgrs. 
Thanks,--Ian

> Subject: AW: [ipxe-devel] Issues chainbooting iPXE to WDS 2012R2
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:08:06 +0200
> From: F.Hummel at ads-tec.de
> To: ian at internals.io; nicholas.krouse at nccvt.k12.de.us; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> 
> Well – found that sequence to be functional by trial-and-error.
> Did you try it?
> 
> As far as the fonts are concerned - I do not use older bootmgr versions.
> If you don't load the fonts (there are other sets for older bootmgr) you will not see error messages if the PE does not boot successfully.
> You will just see a black or blue (not BSOD) screen...
> 
> mit freundlichen Grüßen
> with kind regards
> 
> i. A. Dipl.Ing. (FH) Frank Hummel
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> 
> Von: Ian Bannerman [mailto:ian at internals.io] 
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 15. April 2014 13:23
> An: Hummel Frank; Nicholas Krouse; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> Betreff: RE: [ipxe-devel] Issues chainbooting iPXE to WDS 2012R2
> 
> That's odd. I have not encountered any issues using a similar set up to this - initrd winpe/${arch}/winpe.wim winpe.wim ← Names must match and must match the entry in your bcd!
> 
> Are you sure that's a requirement? If boot.wim matches the reference in the BCD this should be fine.
> 
> My understanding is also that fonts are only required for Windows 8 and newer WIM/bootmgr combos.
> 
> --Ian
> > Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:30:44 +0200
> > From: F.Hummel at ads-tec.de
> > To: nicholas.krouse at nccvt.k12.de.us; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> > Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] Issues chainbooting iPXE to WDS 2012R2
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > :wds-server
> > dhcp
> > set wdsserver 10.200.0.74
> > set alternatetftp 10.200.0.74
> > set net0/dhcp-server ${wdsserver}
> > set net0/filename wdsbnp.com ← Typo, not the cause for the current prob
> > set net0/gateway ${wdsserver}
> > set net0/next-server ${wdsserver}
> > set net0/user-class PXEClient
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Your sequence:
> > :wimboot
> > cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set arch x86
> > kernel wimboot
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/bootmgr bootmgr
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/bcd BCD
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/boot.sdi boot.sdi
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/winpe.wim boot.wim
> > boot || goto failed
> > goto start
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------
> > You are missing the fonts and left and right must look the same. Should look like this:
> > 
> > :wimboot
> > cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set arch x86
> > kernel wimboot
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/bootmgr bootmgr
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/bcd bcd ← take care! Case sensitive!
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/boot.sdi boot.sdi
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/segmono_boot.ttf segmono_boot.ttf
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/segoe_slboot.ttf segoe_slboot.ttf
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/segoen_slboot.ttf segoen_slboot.ttf
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/ISO/boot/wgl4_boot.ttf wgl4_boot.ttf
> > initrd winpe/${arch}/winpe.wim winpe.wim ← Names must match and must match the entry in your bcd!
> > Imgstat ← enables you to see if all files have been loaded
> > prompt ← stops until you continue after reading imgstat output
> > boot || goto failed
> > goto start
> > 
> > My experience with wimboot is that it is quite unreliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes not - depending on the boot.wim file. But I could not find out why it fails with some wim-files and succeeds with others.
> > That's why I use syslinux memdisk and the ISO file containing the very same wim-file failing with wimboot which always works.
> > E.g.:
> > set sanboot-url http://123.456.789.012
> > initrd ${sanboot-url}/win7pe_x86.iso
> > chain syslinux/memdisk iso raw
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > mit freundlichen Grüßen
> > with kind regards
> > 
> > i. A. Dipl.Ing. (FH) Frank Hummel
> > Systementwicklung
> > System development
> > 
> > ads-tec GmbH
> > Raiffeisenstr.14
> > 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
> > Germany
> > 
> > Tel.:    +49 711 45894-220
> > Fax:    +49 711 45894-987
> > E-Mail: F.Hummel at ads-tec.de
> > Web: www.ads-tec.de
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Von: ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org [mailto:ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org] Im Auftrag von Nicholas Krouse
> > Gesendet: Montag, 14. April 2014 20:22
> > An: ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> > Betreff: [ipxe-devel] Issues chainbooting iPXE to WDS 2012R2
> > 
> > Hello 
> > 
> > I use iPXE for my main boot menu in my classroom for my students. When I attempt to chainboot to my WDS Server 2012 r2 I get error 0x3d126001 and the boot fails. I have searched google and ipxe forums high and low looking for a solution. I use wds over wimboot as it make management of my wim files quick and easy for me and my students. If there is any way you could help me it would be greatly appreciated! Attached is my current menu.ipxe. Thanks for your time in advance.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Nick Krouse
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