[ipxe-devel] DHCP failing on Intel 82579V Gigabit [8086:1503] after PXE boot]

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Tue Mar 5 14:31:41 UTC 2013

On 12/01/13 10:25, Richard Moore wrote:
> I made a little override patch (attached) to fix the PXE booting on the
> new HP laptop hardware (XX70x's) which seems to have solved the problem
> in our environment.
> I thought I would post it as other people had had problems and no better
> solution has been forthcoming.

In the absence of any prospect of a better solution, I have produced a 
generalised version of this patch:


Patches to add PCI IDs for other known-broken devices are welcome.

In the longer term, I think the optimal solution would be to fix up 
ipxe.kpxe (which isn't currently a sensible build target) so that it can 
use a native driver if present, falling back to the UNDI driver if 
necessary.  This would allow native iPXE drivers to be used instead of 
the UNDI driver where possible, which should obviate the need for this hack.


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