[ipxe-devel] Using iPXE to chain load Windows PE shows blank screenin Dell notebook
cychau at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 06:53:38 UTC 2011
Yes. same boot loader pxeboot.0 is a link to pxeboot.n12
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Tal Aloni <tal.aloni.il at gmail.com> wrote:
> I haven't tested PXELinux, this is a good question indeed.
> is it the same boot loader you're using? (pxeboot.n12)
> p.s. I can only confirm the black screen, I haven't confirmed that WinPE
> is actually loaded without GUI.
> Tal Aloni
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Chee-Yang Chau <cychau at gmail.com>
> *To:* Tal Aloni <tal.aloni.il at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:57 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [ipxe-devel] Using iPXE to chain load Windows PE shows
> blank screenin Dell notebook
> If this is not iPXE problem, then why booting WinPE via PXELinux works?
> 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
>> ipxe-devel mailing list
>> ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> Best regards,
> Chau Chee Yang
Chau Chee Yang
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