[ipxe-devel] Chain loading ipxelinux from pxelinux

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Sep 14 05:09:29 UTC 2012

On 09/11/2012 07:28 AM, Pereira wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question regarding chain loading ipxelinux from within pxelinux.
> We are trying to integrate IPXE into our network boot environment due to
> the benefit from faster data transmission rates with the featured http
> functionality. So far our TFTP server hands out ipxelinux.0 with the
> embedded pxelinux
> to the clients upon boot and DHCP request. It is possible to load system
> files over HTTP and even chain load to other pxelinux bootloaders with
> the chainloader.com module.
> Particularly what is not working is chain loading from ipxelinux to
> ipxelinux; and chain loading from pxelinux to ipxelinux.
> The machines just reboot without any further message.
> The problem is that other departments point to our bootloader so we are
> required to have a solution that takes a minimum amount of changes,
> especially to the existing bootmenu entries from other departments. So
> the basic idea was to simply replace pxelinux with ipxelinux on our
> servers.
> Any debugging tips or hints would be greatly appreciated!

pxelinux.0 is what version?


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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