[ipxe-devel] wimboot issue with server 2012 on physical servers

Amit Shah amit.shah at citrix.com
Wed Apr 30 01:51:59 BST 2014


Server 2012. This is the script

#!ipxe
echo ======================================================================
echo freeing all loaded images to ensure wimboot works
imgfree
echo ======================================================================

set base <%= repo_url.sub(%r{/$}, '') %>
kernel <%= file_url('wimboot', true) %>
initrd ${base}/bootmgr                          bootmgr
initrd ${base}/boot/bcd                         BCD
initrd ${base}/boot/fonts/segmono_boot.ttf      segmono_boot.ttf
initrd ${base}/boot/fonts/segoe_slboot.ttf      segoe_slboot.ttf
initrd ${base}/boot/fonts/segoen_slboot.ttf     segoen_slboot.ttf
initrd ${base}/boot/fonts/wgl4_boot.ttf         wgl4_boot.ttf
initrd ${base}/boot/boot.sdi                    boot.sdi
initrd ${base}/winpe.wim                        boot.wim

echo ======================================================================
imgstat
echo now booting WinPE client
boot


Server 2012 R2 doesn't work atall. I get an bootmgr.exe not found error. Is there any fix available for this ?

Thanks
Amit

From: Ian Bannerman [mailto:ian at internals.io]
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:22 PM
To: Amit Shah; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
Subject: RE: [ipxe-devel] wimboot issue with server 2012 on physical servers

Server 2012 or Server 2012 R2? Can you please share the wimboot portion of your ipxe script?

Thanks!
--Ian
________________________________
From: amit.shah at citrix.com<mailto:amit.shah at citrix.com>
To: ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org<mailto:ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:01:25 +0000
Subject: [ipxe-devel] wimboot issue with server 2012 on physical servers
Hi,
I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 on physical servers. Followed the instructions here http://ipxe.org/wimboot. After loading all the files I see a blank screen. I found several posts with this issue but with no definitive solution.

http://forum.ipxe.org/showthread.php?tid=7085
http://forum.ipxe.org/showthread.php?tid=7121
http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2013-January/002176.html

I added the missing font, made sure the bios is at latest, etc.

The same task works fine on a VM hosted on Xen but doesn't work on a physical servers. These are some hardware details

"bios_vendor":"HP",
"bios_version":"P58",
"bios_release_date":"05/02/2011",
"manufacturer":"HP",
"productname":"ProLiant DL360 G5",
"serialnumber":"USE839N9CA",
"uuid":"33393935-3234-5553-4538-33394E394341",
"type":"Rack Mount Chassis"

Are there any know issues ? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Amit

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