[ipxe-devel] Question Regarding ipxe/gpxe

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Sun Apr 24 20:39:31 UTC 2011

On Thursday 31 Mar 2011 00:31:02 Michael Brown wrote:
> You should therefore be able to issue a command to boot from the SAN device
>  at BIOS drive 0x80 *without* having actually hooked in a SAN device.  This
>  should cause the machine to boot from the local disk without exiting iPXE.

Sorry it's taken a bit longer than expected, but this functionality is now 
present in iPXE.  You can boot from local disk using

  sanboot --no-describe --drive 0x80

(The --no-describe is necessary to prevent iPXE from attempting to create an 
iBFT or equivalent for the non-SAN disk.)

On a closely related note, it's now possible to hook multiple SAN drives.  
Relevant documentation is at



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