[ipxe-devel] [gPXE] gpxe on USB or HD

Yadin Flammer yxf4 at psu.edu
Fri Jun 14 03:21:51 UTC 2013

Well hey, that might explain the blank drive then.... Important tip, 
I'll give that a shot  :)
One of the things that drives me nuts about unix, you'd think that dd 
would kick back and say you can't do that, specify a device not a 
partition, rather than acting like it was successful.

I'm still powerful curious why iPXE can't seem to start downloading the 
PXE image from the server when using the CD, no idea if that will change 
with USB if I get that working.


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On 6/13/13 11:16 PM, Clive Eisen wrote:
> On 14 Jun 2013, at 12:18, Yadin Flammer wrote:
>> As I have mentioned previously, using dd to clone the .usb file to the usb key results in a blank usb key (sdc1).  On the off chance that the entire contents were invisible for some reason, I tried to boot it anyway, and simply got a black screen with nothing at all.  Per your other email request, a little more detail:
> Er that would be /dev/sdc you need to use NOT /dev/sdc1
> You need to dd to the device, not a a partition on the device
> --
> Clive

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