[ipxe-devel] Localboot from iPXE

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Thu Jun 14 09:48:31 UTC 2012

On Thursday 14 Jun 2012 07:40:38 hgvsms at web.de wrote:
> I found iPXE and it looks very interesting. But how do I do the local boot?
> The only way I found is to chainlod to pxelinux and then do the localboot.
> Is there any other way to do it directly from iPXE?

You can use the "exit" command to exit out from iPXE and boot the next device 
in the BIOS boot order: see http://ipxe.org/cmd/exit

In some cases, you may need to explicitly boot from a local disk, rather than 
trying to exit to the BIOS.  For this, you can use the "sanboot" command (see 

  sanboot --drive 0x80

Hope that helps,


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