[ipxe-devel] Building in a Windows Environment

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Fri Jun 13 17:07:47 UTC 2014

On 11.06.2014 17:56, David J Gardner wrote:
> My name is David Gardner, I am working as an Embedded Software Engineer
> Intern this summer at Rockwell Automation is Milwaukee, WI.  I have been
> assigned a project to add PXE boot support to some of our products. They
> run on Windows CE with a custom bootloader. I found your product iPXE,
> and have been trying to utilize it. Howerver, as it is Linux based I am
> running into a few problems.  My main issue is not begin able to
> build/"make" the source code.  Do you know of any way to do this in the
> windows environment?

Simplest way is to use a virtual machine, e.g. VirtualBox, and install
Ubuntu, Debian or Fedora and compile it there. I've heard reports that
some people have gotten it to work on Cygwin, but I don't remember the
details, and as far as I can remember, it isn't really supported.

Once you've got a Unix-like system installed with the right
dependencies, as mentioned on http://ipxe.org/download, it should just
be a matter of cloning the repo with git and typing make inside the src

If you get some issues I'd urge you to join us on IRC on the Freenode
network in the channel #ipxe. I'm sure we can work out the issues with
your build environment.

-- Robin

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