[ipxe-devel] testing 'smbios/product' variable

Marek Salwerowicz marek_sal at wp.pl
Mon Nov 12 14:12:11 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I am trying to determine the platform (Virtual / Physical) that boots my 
iPXE environment.
I want to do a simple test using the ${smbios/product} variable

For VMware platform it contains "VMware Virtual Platform"
For VirtualBox it contains "VirtualBox"

I am trying to boot that simple script:


set vmware 0
set vbox 0
set VBOXT VirtualBox
set VMWARET     VMware Virtual Platform

iseq ${smbios/product} ${VMWARET} && set vmware 1
iseq ${smbios/product} ${VBOXT} && set vbox 1

echo vmware: ${vmware}
echo virtualbox: ${vbox}

Unfortunately the result is:
Could not boot: Result too large (http://ipxe.org/46022001 )

But the same script typed manually in command line works without any issues.

Is this a bug or I am doing sth wrong?


Marek Salwerowicz

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