[ipxe-devel] iPXE and Windows Server 2003

Sven Dreyer sven at dreyer-net.de
Fri Mar 4 17:38:24 UTC 2011

Hi Shahid,

Am 04.03.2011 18:08, schrieb Shahid Munir:
> I'll try that. How do I get a menu to appear so I could run memtest or
> load firmware alongside the ESXi install?

Create boot.ipxe:

chain http://your.webserver/menu.c32 http://your.webserver/menu.cfg

Create a menu.cfg in the syslinux/pxelinux menu style. Add entries like 

LABEL esxi
   MENU LABEL Install ESXi
   KERNEL http://your.webserver/installesxi.ipxe
LABEL memtest
   MENU LABEL Memory Test
   KERNEL http://your.webserver/memtest.img

As you can see, you can load further iPXE scripts (the installesxi.ipxe).

Put boot.ipxe, menu.c32, menu.cfg, memtest.img and installesxi.ipxe to 
your webserver root directory.

Configure your DHCP server to hand out "http://your.webserver/boot.ipxe" 
as boot file name.

Regards, Sven

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