[ipxe-devel] Weird issue booting to x64 WinPE 3.0 or 4.0 after mounting iSCSI disc

shouldbe q931 shouldbeq931 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 18:43:28 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM, Steve Cross <hairlesshobo at stevecross.org> wrote:
> OK so I am having a very strange issue, and it's only occurring on one
> system of mine.
> Background on environment:
> 2 separate WinPE installations, both 3.0. One is for 32 bit only and one is
> for 64 bit only.
> 2 separate Windows 7 install CDs on a network share, one for 32 bit only and
> one for 64 bit only.
> In my iPXE list, I have a category for installers, and that list there are
> the following options:
> Install Windows 7 x86 to Local HDD
> Install Windows 7 x64 to Local HDD
> Install Windows 7 x86 to iSCSI
> Install Windows 7 x86 to iSCSI
> The ONLY difference between the top two options and the bottom two, is that
> the bottom two sanhooks the iSCSI drive prior to wimbooting. I have used
> this exact setup on countless machines with no problem... except this one
> particular one.
> If I try to use the Install Win7x64 to iSCSI, then the WinPE Freezes almost
> immediately and will not boot.

At a guess, I'd check that the iSCSI volume is not "bad", how about
cloning an existing iSCSI LUN and seeing if it will boot from it...



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