[ipxe-devel] Fwd: iPXE Boot

Jarrod Johnson jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 23:30:49 UTC 2013

Meant to send this on list
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From: Jarrod Johnson <jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] iPXE Boot
To: "Russ, Danny L. (KSC-ESC-622)[QinetiQ North America - ESC]" <
danny.russ at nasa.gov>

Currently, xCAT is using iPXE in UEFI land chainloading snponly.,efi (
https://git.ipxe.org/vendor/xcat/ipxe.git/shortlog).  Unfortunately, the
patch restoring snponly.efi function to ipxe.git has not yet been accepted.

If you git clone it, then make bin-x86_64-efi/snponly.efi, it will work
nicely (tested extensively on bladecenter).

Of course, a simple disk clone won't suffice, you'll need to make sure to
have a boot vfat partion and efibootmgr to set boot device.

Alternatively, use asu64 or AMM to set bootorder to have "Legacy Only" as
the first boot device and it will act like 'good old bios'

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Russ, Danny L. (KSC-ESC-622)[QinetiQ North
America - ESC] <danny.russ at nasa.gov> wrote:

> Hello,
> I work at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and we are currently using GPXE
> in some automation with DRBL and Clonezilla to image machines on our
> network.  Currently the version of gPXE that we are using does not seem to
> be compatible with our IBM Blade Centers using UEFI.  I would like to build
> a .lkrn image that would work on these blades so that we can boot DHCP to
> our DRBL server for imaging from within the GRUB boot loader.  I couldn't
> seem to find any documentation on the website on how this would be
> accomplished.  Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Danny Russ
> Linux Systems Administrator****
> ESC – Team QNA****
> SSPF Building – Room 2223F4****
> Kennedy Space Center, FL****
> Office: (321) 867-5531
> Email: danny.russ at nasa.gov
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