[ipxe-devel] Issues installing Windows 7 to iSCSI with iPXE

Steve Cross hairlesshobo at stevecross.org
Thu Jan 3 15:42:47 UTC 2013

Oh, I think I got it now. Since I noticed the problem the worst during
installation, I will see if I can manage to roll it into my WinPE
images so that when the WinPE image boots, it should fire up the
sanbootconf. I'll give this a shot and see if I can do away with that
routers option line in my dhcpd.conf. Thanks for pointing this out to

OK, glad to know I'm in the right place.


On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday 03 Jan 2013 15:15:53 Steve Cross wrote:
>> I didn't realize that this routing issue had already been worked
>> around in iPXE. Is this something that I have to specifically enable
>> somewhere or is it supposed to happen automagically?
> It's not iPXE that does it; there's no way for iPXE to construct an iBFT that
> won't trigger the erroneous behaviour in Windows.
> sanbootconf is the iSCSI boot configuration driver for Windows 2000/XP/2003.
> It should also work on later versions of Windows, though it isn't necessary
> since the equivalent functionality is included in Windows by default.
> However, if you do install sanbootconf then it should work around the routing
> issue.
>> On a side note, I just realized that this is the devel mailing list
>> and I am only a user. Please let me know if I need to unsubscribe and
>> leave everyone alone since I am not actively developing iPXE - I would
>> hate to be intruding where I should not be.
> No, this is the right place!
> Michael

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