[ipxe-devel] wimboot amd64 trouble

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Wed Jan 30 15:23:12 UTC 2013

On Friday 25 Jan 2013 17:50:55 Malte Starostik wrote:
> after having gone with memdisk & WinPE ISO for a while, I stumbled over
> wimboot just today...very impressive work!
> Sure thing I tried it at once.  On a VM (qemu/kvm) it did a perfect job
> immediately.  On a physical machine though, it just hangs at "Windows is
> loading files..." if I include wgl4_boot.ttf.  Without the font, I see
> "Windows is loading files..." in text mode for an instant and then it hangs
> with just a black screen.
> If I omit boot.wim, I get the expected error message fine, so everything
> seems to "work" to some extent.
> The issue happens consistently with WinPE 3.0 with and without
> customisations, vanilla WinPE 3.1 as well as the boot.wim from a plain Win
> 7 SP1 setup image.

Does it work if you use the full set of files (not just boot.wim) from a stock 
Windows 7 ISO?


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