[ipxe-devel] Create rom image with embedded script [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Andrew Dwyer andrew.dwyer at dsto.defence.gov.au
Wed Mar 2 23:48:17 UTC 2011

Michael Brown <mbrown at ...> writes:
> > Does anyone have any suggestions for me on this issue?  I'm still having
> >  the same problem of iPXE on my network card not showing up as a bootable
> >  device.
> HP BIOSes are known to do some strange things, such as using random unmarked 
> areas of system memory to hold critical BIOS data structures.  You could try 
> the attached patch, which will convert iPXE to a dumb pre-PCI3 ROM that 
> doesn't do *anything* on initialisation except inform the BIOS that it is a 
> bootable device.  It should then show up as "iPXE" (rather than the usual 
> "iPXE (PCI 37:09.0)").

Thanks for the patch Michael.  I'm assuming I just need to apply it to the iPXE 
trunk and build as normal?  

I'll make the changes and let you know how I go.



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