[ipxe-devel] Need help with SAN boot Windows XP.

jerrycheng-hinet jaspers.cheng at msa.hinet.net
Tue Mar 1 17:01:20 UTC 2011

Thanks, Michael.

After updating the latest iPXE, I did get the error message showed "Nothing 
to boot: No such file or directory (http://ipxe.org/2d03e13b)".

I follow the hints to use the iPXE command line to perform DHCP manually. I 
found iPXE always got DHCP configuration from attached wireless router, 
which only got an IP address without filename and root-path assigned.

In gPXE, it seems always gets the wanted DHCP configuration from the DHCP 
server, then I can successfully sanboot the windows xp from the assigned 

Is there anything I can do to avoid DHCP configuration from wireless router? 
What should I do to get the wanted DHCP configuration from DHCP server? 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Brown" <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk>
To: <ipxe-devel at ipxe.org>
Cc: "jerrycheng-hinet" <jaspers.cheng at msa.hinet.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] Need help with SAN boot Windows XP.

> On Monday 28 Feb 2011 18:10:42 jerrycheng-hinet wrote:
>> I recently move from gPXE to iPXE. I used to chainload gPXE and sanboot
>>  windows xp sucessfully.
>> When I try to do the same thing with iPXE, it failed to find the root 
>> path
>>  of sanboot (screen showed "No filename or root path specified/ No more
>>  network devices").
>> The chainload secttion of my "dhcp.conf" looks like:
>> if exists user-class and option user-class = "iPXE" {
>>   filename "";
>>   option root-path 
>> "iscsi:";
>> } else {
>>   filename "undionly.kpxe";
>> }
> That looks correct to me.
> Sorry that the error message isn't very helpful.  I've pushed a change to
> improve this error message: if you use the latest iPXE then you should 
> find
> that it now displays
>  Nothing to boot: No such file or directory (http://ipxe.org/2d03e13b)
> and you can find some troubleshooting hints on that web page
> (http://ipxe.org/2d03e13b).
> Michael 

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