[ipxe-devel] Using wimboot with iPXE to boot Windows PE via HTTP

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Thu Mar 21 01:08:04 UTC 2013

On Wednesday 20 Mar 2013 21:22:42 Duane Voth wrote:
> I'm also having wimboot troubles.  My ipxe script is:
>     #!ipxe
>     kernel tftp://
>     ...
> but my error message is:
>     ...
>     tftp:// ok
>     Could not select: Exec format error (http://ipxe.org/2e008001)
>     Could not boot: Exec format error (http://ipxe.org/2e008001)
> I'm using the wimboot in
> http://git.ipxe.org/releases/wimboot/wimboot-latest.zip.  Is wimboot able
> to execute in both uEFI and Legacy mode?  I don't see a uEFI specific
> version of wimboot.  Or perhaps http://ipxe.org/wimboot is not meant for
> uEFI?

There's no support for wimboot in UEFI at present.  There is a lot of work 
currently going in to improving iPXE's UEFI support, and wimboot is likely to 
receive a UEFI upgrade as part of this.


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