[ipxe-devel] Installing to san

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Sun Aug 28 09:36:11 UTC 2011

On Saturday 27 Aug 2011 07:17:57 Sam Ballinger wrote:
> Basically is there a way to make the system setup iscsi keep it resisted
> then exit out of pre boot maybe a time out ? then continue onto boot from
>  cd so i can install on the iscsi target directly .
> If there is a fix for this or if you can point me to the right source files
> i can have a crack at it my self .

Your BIOS may allow you to fall through and attempt a boot from CD after the 
boot from the iSCSI target fails.  This doesn't work on all BIOSes.  You will 
get more reliable results by configuring the root-path to point to the iSCSI 
disk and the filename to point to the installer.  There is an example of doing 
this (for Windows) at


The process also works for Linux distros that support install-to-iSCSI, but I 
haven't written it up with pretty pictures yet.


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