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

Christian Nilsson nikize at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 19:44:20 UTC 2015

in iPXE you can do scripting and menus and lot's more that you cant do
in syslinux. I see no reason to stay with syslinux except for if you
still do loots of disk booting.

if you are using gpxe please upgrade!

why would you use grub instead of iPXE if you are going to switch.

A common problem is to have multiple steps when chaining PXE -> iPXE
-> pxelinux -> OS (atleast remove as much as possible, and the not
needed, less capable is pxelinux)

EFI makes it even more complex and probably needs to be more or less
separate anyway (even if you can reuse parts)

If it was me I would start creating the EFI infrastructure with pure
iPXE and avoid any other boot loader as much as possible.

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 8:38 PM, Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 07:29:13PM +0100, Christian Nilsson wrote:
>> Why are you trying to boot syslinux? can't you boot directly to the
>> kernel from ipxe?
> We have a little collection of various operating systems, e.g.
> various Linux distros and handy tools, in our hackerspace here and
> with a PXE capable laptop or one of the desktop computers here
> together with the menu of the pxelinux people can choose which one
> to boot, use and try.
> This works out of the box for most devices here, but not for this
> iMac yet. Ideally people would get the same menu through iPXE with
> this iMac, too.
> Of course, I could translate the pxelinux config into a grub.cfg
> and copy that into the Grub2 config of Clonezilla. But there are
> several people adding things to the central PXE server and I think
> translating & syncing wouldn't work out for long.
> By booting a syslinux.efi instead of the gpxelinux.0 I should be
> able to get the same PXE setup and menu on the iMac, too,
> shouldn't I? (sorry, if I'm completely missing something, not
> super experienced with PXE, EFI, syslinux etc. myself :) )
> Cheers, Linus

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