[ipxe-devel] Windows having problems parsing iBFT from recent iPXE versions?

Steve Cross hairlesshobo at stevecross.org
Thu Oct 30 18:50:22 UTC 2014

I just built a copy of ipxe using the latest code from the repository ad
was able to boot my NUC just fine. It still says 587KB as well. Looks like
you are on to something with the BIOS issue.

Curious, have you went in and customized the BIOS settings at all? I know
on mine if I play with the settings too much it will break them, but I've
found that they run perfect with factory defaults. You might want to try a
clear BIOS in case you haven't already done that and see if it makes a

*Steve Cross*
hairlesshobo at stevecross.org

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Steve Cross <hairlesshobo at stevecross.org>

> Just checked and mine says 587kb free after PXE unload, but then again I
> am running a much older copy of iPXE, so not sure if that is relevant.
> *Steve Cross*
> hairlesshobo at stevecross.org
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Floris Bos <bos at je-eigen-domein.nl>
> wrote:
>> On 10/30/2014 06:50 PM, Steve Cross wrote:
>>> Alright, i'm all caught up on the email chin. A few differences between
>>> our setup:
>>> -- I am running an older series Intel NUC / BOXDCCP847DYE
>>> -- I am running Windows 7 on my NUCs but would be willing to try 2012 if
>>> I can get my hands on a copy.
>>> -- I think the biggest difference between our setups is the fact that I
>>> am running a copy of iPXE from a few years ago (chainloading undionly.kpxe
>>> dated 07/01/2013).
>>> If I can find the time tonight after work, I will try upgrading that to
>>> the latest version of iPXE and see if it breaks my setup or not. I will let
>>> you know what I find.
>> Actually, last month's testing was with CentOS, instead of Windows.
>> Does your iPXE outputs "463kB free base memory after PXE unload" on boot
>> like I have with my newer NUC?
>> Or is it a much higher number?
>> If the last, your BIOS does not have the same problem as mine.
>> Yours sincerely,
>> Floris Bos
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