[ipxe-devel] quick ipxe question

ghf ghf at cox.net
Tue Dec 16 01:11:52 UTC 2014

I have a strange network situation (I think) while running VirtualBox.


The situation is that this is my home network.  I just moved and AT&T
installed a new high speed modem.  Unfortuantely, it provide DHCP (which my
u-verse box needs) but is broadcasting BOOTP support.  Which it doesn't.  My
local network is on an ASUS router which provides network spanning, which in
most cases allows my local systems which are closer to the switch, to
respond to the DHCP broadcast first, and all is right with the world.  It's
primarily Linux with some Windows, but the server is a Linux
cobbler/tftpboot service.


I actually got this to work once months ago, by manually configuring the
ipxe parameters to hit the correct DHCP and next-server.  Unfortuantely, I
cannot locate the notes.


The problem is with "filename".  I am trying to use the default menu.c32,
but by default it is looking for hostname.pxe.  I tried overriding it with
"pxelinux.cfg/default", it located the file but merely changed the VM state
from "RUNNING" to "GURU_MEDITATION".  Which is funny, but not terribly
enlightening (if I may extend the pun).


Suggestions or help would be appreciated.



Greg Fossheim

unixdoc at earthlink.net




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