[ipxe-devel] iPXE ISO fails to boot on an OpenSource Xen VM

Shao Miller Shao.Miller at yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Wed Oct 5 14:32:18 UTC 2011

On 10/3/2011 11:48, Charles Watt wrote:
> I've pulled and built the top of the tree and tested the ipxe.iso on 
> numerous physical servers, VMware, KVM, HyperV, and Citrix XenServer, 
> all with success.  But when booted on an OpenSource Xen VM (in KVM 
> mode) it appears to hang at the "Loading ipxe.krn .......... Ready." 
> line (see attached image).  Then after a few seconds the VM halts.
> Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to look?  What modules 
> should I recompile with DEBUG?

That message is from Syslinux (ISOLINUX, specifically).  It looks like 
your Syslinux is pretty old.  Would you consider upgrading it?

- Shao Miller

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