[ipxe-devel] I have a trouble booting iPXE from a specific laptop

Esben Storgaard Nielsen esn at solar.dk
Mon Dec 19 08:51:09 GMT 2016


Hi 

Can you confirm, that you got the mail and picture from 15.12.2016 @ 14:58
It was rejected by ipxe-devel


Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards,

Esben Storgaard Nielsen
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-----Original Message-----
From: Esben Storgaard Nielsen 
Sent: 15. december 2016 14:58
To: 'Christian Nilsson' <nikize at gmail.com>
Cc: Richard Moore <rich at richud.com>; iPXE Developer List <ipxe-devel at ipxe.org>
Subject: RE: [ipxe-devel] I have a trouble booting iPXE from a specific laptop

Hi Christian

I have attached a picture where I press CTRL-B  -> DHCP -> IFSTAT

I'm a windows user, and not familiar with Linux, so I can't create a USB drive from the source files.

And there is no CD-Rom drive in the computer, but I have created a USB boot drive from the iPXE.iso file.
And that boot seems to work!


Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards,

Esben Storgaard Nielsen
Systems Administrator, Server

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-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Nilsson [mailto:nikize at gmail.com]
Sent: 14. december 2016 19:17
To: Esben Storgaard Nielsen <esn at solar.dk>
Cc: Richard Moore <rich at richud.com>; iPXE Developer List <ipxe-devel at ipxe.org>
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] I have a trouble booting iPXE from a specific laptop

Hi,
Your picture shows "Configuring (net0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)....", while in the forum post the nic is not detected at all (at least the included text does not show it, maybe that was just not included in the forum post, other then that it looks similar - but nic found or not is a big difference)

Official build shows (26050) which is as of right now the latest so that is good.

You wrote that they are on slow link, it should not matter but is it connected to a gigabit port or 100mbit? could you try the other?

in that image we also see ifstat with "[Link:up, TX:0 TXE:1 RX:0 RXE:0]"
Could we get a pure undionly.kpxe chain boot where ctrl-b is used to get into shell instead of using any script followed by typing dhcp and then ifstat - that way we see what gives what. The interesting part is whater or not we get any kind of RX or RXE at all.

it would also be interesting if you could test official ipxe.pxe or ipxe.usb and see whether or not that works, just to narrow down where the issue is.

I will also try to see if i can get my hands on a T460P and test this myself. - could you get which bios version your machines is loaded with?

/Christian

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Esben Storgaard Nielsen <esn at solar.dk> wrote:
> Hi All
>
> Thank you for trying helping me, solving this issue.
>
> I will try to answer all of you mails, I'm from Denmark, I just arrived at my job today.
>
> @ Christians first mail
>
> I our environment we have about 100 different subnets, and lot of them are on slow link.
> We use Microsoft SCCM for handling client OS, so to ensure we use http 
> instead of tftp we use undionly.kpxe We also use it for adding other 
> boot options, I have attached a menu sample, used on rom-o-matic
>
> @ the specific Lenovo model, it is a Lenovo T460P 20FX-S08L00 and
> 20FX-S17500
>
> @ the link I posted http://forum.ipxe.org/showthread.php?tid=7713&highlight=i219 it look exact the same on my computer, I have attached a picture of the boot screen.
>
> @  Officially build undionly.kpxe have I attached a picture
>
> @ I have a machine for testing, and a subnet where I can change the pxe boot options, but I'm a technician so I'm not expert on building  software by myself.
>
> @ Richards mail
>  I have tried to fully discharge the computer.
>
>
> Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards,
>
> Esben Storgaard Nielsen
> Systems Administrator, Server
>
> Solar A/S
> Industrivej Vest 43
> 6600 Vejen
>
> Phone Direct +45 79300314
> Fax
> Mobile       +45 40342836
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Nilsson [mailto:nikize at gmail.com]
> Sent: 13. december 2016 20:39
> To: Richard Moore <rich at richud.com>
> Cc: Esben Storgaard Nielsen <esn at solar.dk>; iPXE Developer List 
> <ipxe-devel at ipxe.org>
> Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] I have a trouble booting iPXE from a 
> specific laptop
>
> Just in case it was unclear: if undionly.kpxe is used then what is in the intel.c driver does not matter since undionly means what it says, only the PXE UNDI stack is use.
>
> in case ipxe.pxe is used instead than that flag can make a difference but so far I have only seen that flag affect link speed and not link up, so on some intel nic that flag is needed to enable gigabit linkup (sometimes but not always), otherwise it might end up on only 10mbit link instead.
>
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 8:13 PM, Richard Moore <rich at richud.com> wrote:
>> Hi Esben,
>>
>> The git master (rom-o-matic) uses has this in intel.c
>>
>> PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15b7, "i219lm-2", "I219-LM (2)", 0 ),
>>
>> it probably needs to be
>>
>> PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15b7, "i219lm-2", "I219-LM (2)", INTEL_NO_PHY_RST 
>> ),
>>
>>
>> ...otherwise it wont work in some machines with that chip (out of 4 
>> different types of HP machines I tested with, one needs 
>> INTEL_NO_PHY_RST and other three are ok)
>>
>>
>> You will need to build yours from source (changing that line) and try 
>> it, rather than use rom-o-matic.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Rich
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 2016-12-13 at 15:08 +0000, Esben Storgaard Nielsen wrote:
>>
>> Hi again
>>
>>
>> If i look in the net card setup menu, I can see a small diference
>>
>> T460P PCI ID 8086/15B7/17AA/5050/31   Don't work
>> T460  PCI ID 8086/156F/17AA/2233/21   Works
>>
>>
>> Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards,
>>
>> Esben Storgaard Nielsen
>> Systems Administrator, Server
>>
>> Solar A/S
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>> 6600 Vejen
>>
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>> Fax
>> Mobile       +45 40342836
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richard Moore [mailto:rich at richud.com]
>> Sent: 13. december 2016 15:18
>> To: Esben Storgaard Nielsen <esn at solar.dk>
>> Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] I have a trouble booting iPXE from a 
>> specific laptop
>>
>> Check the net card's hardware  dev/ven are in here, 
>> src/drivers/net/intel.c
>>
>> Should be something like
>>
>>
>>       PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15a0, "i218lm-2", "I218-LM", INTEL_NO_PHY_RST ),
>>       PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15a1, "i218v-2", "I218-V", 0 ),
>>       PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15a2, "i218lm-3", "I218-LM", INTEL_NO_PHY_RST ),
>>       PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15a3, "i218v-3", "I218-V", INTEL_NO_PHY_RST ),
>>       PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15b7, "i219lm-2", "I219-LM (2)", INTEL_NO_PHY_RST ),
>>       PCI_ROM ( 0x8086, 0x15b8, "i219v-2", "I219-V (2)", 0 ),
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Rich
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Again
>>
>> I still have some trouble bootin iPXE from 1 type of computer.
>> Lenovo tells me, that they can’t help because the net card isn’t 
>> on a compatibility list from iPXE.
>> That’s correct, http://ipxe.org/appnote/hardware_drivers
>>
>> The net card used is an “Intel i219LM“
>>
>> I use undionly.kpxe and use the site https://rom-o-matic.eu/ for 
>> building my file, and here is the net card is presented on the net 
>> card list.
>> So I think that the compatibility list isn’t updated.
>>
>> I can see on the FAQ forum that the problem has being reported once 
>> before.
>> http://forum.ipxe.org/showthread.php?tid=7713&highlight=i219
>>
>> I can’t see where I can try the suggestion, there is no option in 
>> the advance section on rom-o-matic.eu
>>
>>
>> Could you came with some suggestions, so I can get further with this 
>> task.
>>
>>
>> Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards,
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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>> From: Christian Nilsson [mailto:nikize at gmail.com]
>> Sent: 25. november 2016 01:11
>> To: Esben Storgaard Nielsen <esn at solar.dk>
>> Cc: ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
>> Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] I have a trouble booting iPXE from a 
>> specific laptop
>>
>> In the image it looks like you have BIOS doing PXE DHCP request, 
>> getting response and loading some version of ipxe.
>> After that you should have another DHCP request but this time from 
>> iPXE, is this second dhcp request seen by the dhcp server?
>>
>> The ipxe in the image is missing the "git version id" please make 
>> sure you have the latest version of ipxe git master and that the git 
>> version id is shown when booting.
>>
>> One thing that might be interesting is if you press ctrl-b to get the 
>> iPXE shell and then type dhcp enter followed by ifstat to get some 
>> info about nic driver and how it looks in regards to packets received 
>> and sent and any possible error.
>>
>> You are using ipxe.pxe? have you tried undionly.kpxe instead?
>>
>> /Christian
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Esben Storgaard Nielsen 
>> <esn at solar.dk<mailto:esn at solar.dk>> wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> We using IPXE to boot our SCCM boot image, and its works very fine.
>>
>> But now we got at strange issue, with a new Lenovo T460P laptop.
>>
>> When we try booting PXE, I got a ip address, and it contact the iPXE 
>> server, and on the tftp log, we can see it sends the boot menu file, 
>> but nothing happens on the laptop.
>> When we use the T460 there is no problems.
>> And both computers have the same net card.
>>
>> Any suggestions to solve my issue?
>>
>> I have attached a picture of the failure computer.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards,
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Esben Storgaard Nielsen
>> Systems Administrator, Server
>>
>>
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