[ipxe-devel] HP Blade Support

Miller, Shao shao.miller at yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Thu Mar 17 16:14:14 UTC 2011

I'm afraid that my recollection is that neither gPXE nor iPXE boots
local CD-/DVD-ROMs.  Perhaps you are referring to "falling back" to a
BIOS CD-/DVD-ROM boot by exiting iPXE/gPXE?  Are you following a guide
somewhere?  Are you trying to install Windows Server 2008 to a SAN disk?
There were some recent iPXE changes which might be relevant here.  -

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor Dodds [mailto:trevordodds at rogers.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:12
To: Miller, Shao
Cc: ipxe-devel at ipxe.org
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] HP Blade Support

Hi Shao 

I have the 2008 image in the cdrom, my boot order is 1st PXE then CDROM.
would boot the cd fine, it's just iPXE that seems to stick. 

From: "Miller, Shao" <shao.miller at yrdsb.edu.on.ca>
To: Trevor Dodds <trevordodds at rogers.com>
Cc: ipxe-devel at ipxe.org
Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 11:57:08 AM
Subject: RE: [ipxe-devel] HP Blade Support

Good day, Trevor.
Exactly how are you booting the CD-ROM via iPXE?  SAN?  MEMDISK?  Doing
this is 
actually a bit tricky, so I'm not sure what method you're using.
- Shao Miller


From:ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org 
[mailto:ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org] On Behalf Of Trevor Dodds
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:57
To: ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
Subject: [ipxe-devel] HP Blade Support
I've been testing both gPXE (1.01) and latest iPXE on HP Blade servers
using undionly.kpxe.

With gPXE I'm able to attach to the target and begin a windows 2008 R2
from CD Rom, however windows can not make the device bootable. I decided
to try 
with iPXE to see if windows would view the target as a bootable device
attaches the target fine but it will not boot from the cdrom to start
install, it just hangs with "Trying to boot CDRom", sometimes it would
just hang 

at "No more network devices"


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