[ipxe-devel] help: sanboot from AoE target not working

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Thu Nov 20 18:33:36 UTC 2014

sanboot is not yet supported on EFI platforms. We do not have an ETA on
when it will be available. If you have commercial interest in the
feature you could fund the development, if not, and you don't have C
bare-metal programming skills then your only option is to have some

-- Robin

On 20.11.2014 04:38, linql at centran.cn wrote:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> hi, there
> I am working on booting from ipxe.efi on EFI Shell. The
> ipxe.efi(revision a937) is compiled with SANBOOT_PROTO_AOE flag on, and
> when executed on EFI Shell,  error occurs as 'Could not open SAN
> device', and also can not chain boot from http url with error goes
> 'Permission denied'. I'm pretty sure that the ipxe.efi supports features
> like HTTP, AoE and the corresponding AoE target has been exported
> because everything goes ok when booting from PXE (legacy BIOS). 
> Revision of the EFI as follows:
>     EFI Specification Revision   2.31
>     EFI Revision                     5.9
> Did I miss something with compiling ipxe or ipxe does not support EFI
> very well.
> Best regards,
> Perter Lin
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