[ipxe-devel] Could not boot image: Error 0x7f048281

Shao Miller sha0.miller at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 06:51:37 UTC 2015

Good day, Linus.

If I'm not mistaken, the EFI firmware is returning an error to iPXE.  My
guess would be that your Apple device provides a 32-bit EFI environment, but
you're trying to boot a 64-bit EFI Syslinux.  Please try a 32-bit EFI
Syslinux, instead.

Good luck!

- Shao Miller
Synthetel Corporation
W: https://www.synthetel.com

-----Original Message-----
From: ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org
[mailto:ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org] On Behalf Of Linus Lüssing
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 01:33
To: ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
Subject: [ipxe-devel] Could not boot image: Error 0x7f048281


First of all, thanks for all the dedication on iPXE! PXE is such a
useful thing and you guys help to make it available on every
device, even if vendors were too lazy to implement it. Just saw
the latest commit regarding smsc95xx and noticed, hey, I have a
device with that and without on-board PXE, so that will be useful in
the future :).

Currently I am trying to boot a different device though: Somebody
donated an iMac 2007 (Intel Core 2 Duo) to us and I would like to
make it useable with our PXE infrastructure.

I was able to boot an iPXE via Clonezilla. I had one issue, but
could resolve that by simply updating iPXE. Now, with iPXE 1.0.0+
(91dd5) I am having another issue which I was not able to resolve
yet. The output looks like this:

iPXE initalising devices...ok

iPXE 1.0.0+ (91dd5) -- Open Source Network Boot Firmware -- http://ipxe.org
Features: DNS HTTP TFTP EFI Menu

net0: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx using m88e8058 on PCI05:00.0 (open)
 [Link:down, TX:0 TXE:0 RX:0 RXE:0]
 [Link status: Down (http://ipxe.org/38086193)]
Waiting for link-up on net0..... ok
Configuring (net0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)...... ok
net0: gw
Next server:
Filename: syslinux64.efi
tftp:// ok
syslinux64.efi : 199952 bytes [EFI]
Getting cached packet
My IP is

            Could not boot image: Error 0x7f048281
No more network devices

Press Ctrl-B for the iPXE command line...

The last link in the output does not seem to contain any
information to resolve this issue. Anyone having an idea what I
might be missing or what might be going wrong?

Cheers, Linus
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