[ipxe-devel] [gPXE] how to use gpxe w/o dhcp

Yixuan Huang yixuan178 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 16:20:57 UTC 2011

Hello Guys,
I am facing a new issue. I want to post new message. However, just record
here either. ipxe seems has no driver for broadcom (14e4:163a), which
should be bcm5709s series. I tested it on IBM HS22V.

I used gpxe, it can show that interface.


On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 11:12 PM, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk>wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 Nov 2011 16:55:00 Yixuan Huang wrote:
> > Sorry, I am not catching your mean.  Here I have no DHCP server, and my
> > client which I want to boot from gpxe cannot get any ip address, so how
> can
> > I set my client, then connect remote server which store kernel. Does
> there
> > has a command or in script I can type ip address for that client, like
> > ifconfig under unix/linux. After I config ip, then I can connect server
> and
> > get anything I want.
> You need to use the "set" command:
>  http://ipxe.org/cmd/set
> This will allow you to configure an IP address without using DHCP.  You
> will
> also need to open the network interface using the "ifopen" command:
>  http://ipxe.org/cmd/ifopen
> and download and boot something using the "chain" command:
>  http://ipxe.org/cmd/chain
> Once you've worked out the commands that you need, you can create an iPXE
> embedded script; see
>  http://ipxe.org/scripting
> Note that most of these features are not supported by gPXE (which is a dead
> project); the first thing that you should do is upgrade to iPXE.
> Michael
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