[ipxe-devel] iPXE 1.0.0+ fails to load linux kernel, sends ARP requests

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Thu Jan 24 16:07:45 UTC 2013

On 24/01/13 12:55, Jussi Peltonen wrote:
> Now I have run into a problem with iPXE on Intel 82571EB. For some
> unknown reason loading of Linux kernel fails. I think that 7 boots out
> of 10 fail. I have captured network traffic with Netshark. Captures
> show, that when kernel load fails, network adapter starts to send ARP
> requests to find the server.
> Interesting frames are included at the end of this message.
> Capture files can be downloaded from my personal web page:
> http://personal.inet.fi/koti/juho69/boot_ok.pcap
> http://personal.inet.fi/koti/juho69/boot_failed.pcap
> Can you find reason for this kind of behaviour?

You seem to be using pxelinux on top of iPXE, with some kind of 
multicast configuration.  Does everything work if you load the kernel 
directly using iPXE, instead of going via pxelinux?


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