[ipxe-devel] unstable http downloads

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Mon Dec 2 13:54:19 UTC 2013

Thomas Mieslinger <miesi at pc-h.de> on Fri, 2013/11/29 16:20:
> Hi,
> I have VMware VMs running on E5-2650 iron, 10g connected. The VM I want 
> to install has an emulated e1000 chip which fist runs the stock vmware 
> PXE ROM, then pxelinux 4.03 and then finally ipxe.lkrn.
> The http Server is a centos 6.4 with apache httpd-2.2.15-29 serving files.
> Downloads initiated by ipxe a very unstable. Often the vmlinuz or 
> initrd.img file downloads stuck at 43% or so.

I suffered something similar, reported more than a year ago, not sure if it
is related. The topic was "Stalls in network transfer" [0].

I "fixed" this by using virtio network device and booting iPXE ISO image
inside Virtualbox.

[0] http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2012-September/001809.html
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