[ipxe-devel] Using iPXE to chain load Windows PE shows blank screenin Dell notebook
cychau at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 23:38:56 UTC 2011
I notice one thing when using iPXE to chain load Windows PE, it takes much
long time to load WinPE compare to PXELinux -> WinPE.
On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Tal Aloni <tal.aloni.il at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have tested the Dell Latitude E6400 and E6410 on the past,
> IIRC at least one of them is showing the described issues even when
> booting Windows PE from tftp, this issue has nothing to do with iPXE.
> Tal Aloni
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Chee-Yang Chau <cychau at gmail.com>
> *To:* ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:38 PM
> *Subject:* [ipxe-devel] Using iPXE to chain load Windows PE shows blank
> screenin Dell notebook
> I have both PC and Dell notebook in my LAN environment. Both PC and Dell
> notebook supports PXE boot.
> I attempt to chain boot into Windows PE with SanBoot iscsi target:
> 1. DHCP
> 2. undionly.kpxe
> 3. Press Ctrl-B to iPXE command line
> 4. set keep-san 1
> 5. set skip-san-boot 1
> 6. sanboot iscsi-target
> 7. chain tftp://192.168.0.1/windows.pe/pxeboot.0
> Boot PC using above steps does boot into Windows PE environment with iscsi
> target available for Windows setup.
> However, Dell notebook using same steps boot the Windows PE too, but it
> doesn't show the GUI screen as what PC does. I have tried 2 dell notebook
> and both giving same result. My Windows PE image will show a cmd windows
> after loading the Windows PE. The dell notebook doesn't show anything and
> screen just blank. I try to type exit and press enter, the notebook will
> reboot. I feel it did boot into Windows PE but doesn't show the GUI screen.
> I then try another steps using PXE Linux:
> 1. DHCP
> 2. pxelinux.0
> 3. show menu "pxelinux.cfg/default"
> 4. kernel windows.pe/pxeboot.0
> Both PC and Dell notebooks boot into Windows PE GUI environment and I can
> see the GUI screen for notebook as well.
> Both scenarios using same WinPE image.
> What could cause the notebook using iPXE to chain load WinPE shows blank
> after booting?
> Thank you.
> Best regards,
> Chau Chee Yang
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Chau Chee Yang
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