[ipxe-devel] In order to ooting ESXi mboot.c32 from ipxe enable IMAGE_COMBOOT in general/config.h

Thomas Glanzmann thomas at glanzmann.de
Sun Sep 9 13:57:22 UTC 2012

Hello Robin,
and here is the offending file:


(excalibur) [/var/www/esxi5] cp tboot.b00 /tmp/crap.gz
(excalibur) [/var/www/esxi5] file !$
file /tmp/crap.gz
/tmp/crap.gz: gzip compressed data, from Unix, last modified: Mon Mar 14 20:21:40 2011, max compression
(excalibur) [/var/www/esxi5] gunzip /tmp/crap.gz
(excalibur) [/var/www/esxi5] file /tmp/crap
/tmp/crap: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, stripped

Hmm. Maybe I need ELF support, lets compile that in and try again. 
That did not solve it. I searched if I had to enable gzip compression,
but there is no config option so I assume it is always on.

Okay, now I tried to uncompress it and try to use that instead, now it
is identified as multiboot.

It loads and than panics (black screen or reboot). Here is the syslog

Once with your file and once with mine:

I try to compile bzImage support in maybe that is the compression I was
looking for.


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