[ipxe-devel] kexec: booting to the real mode iPXE

Anton D. Kachalov mouse at yandex-team.ru
Mon Apr 8 10:28:50 UTC 2013


I would like to know is it possible to boot to the real-mode iPXE with native drivers and PXE stack to chain to the e.g. DOS with network support.
Linux build of iPXE allows only Linux images. The "lkrn" build is not compatible with "kexec" that requires "bzImage" instead of "zImage" format. Fast hack of kexec tool didn't get it works.

I would like to reduce reboot cycle to boot directly to DOS from Linux with network support or big RAM disk (32MB). Grub4dos doesn't trick well on most modern server's hardware.

Anton D. Kachalov

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