[ipxe-devel] undi without using bios pxe?

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Tue Jan 10 18:12:10 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 10:45:07 Christoph Mathys wrote:
> I tried using undi to access a network card which is not yet supported
> by ipxe. Well, it didn't really work, but I'm not sure if it is even
> supposed to work.
> Can I use an ipxe script to configure the IP and access a webserver
> with the undi-driver? Or does the bios pxe-code need to run first and
> initialize the NIC? We don't use bios pxe (or any dynamic
> configuration for that matter), so this might be a bit special here.

The iPXE undi driver is capable of loading the NIC driver from the PXE ROM, 
but many BIOSes do not support this.  (For example, some BIOSes will not map 
the PXE ROM into the option ROM space unless the BIOS is configured to attempt 
a network boot.)


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