[ipxe-devel] Could not configure console: Error 0x7f4ce08e

Thomas Miletich thomas.miletich at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 15:39:23 UTC 2015

that error code(0x7f4ce08e) indicates that the iPXE EFI framebuffer
driver is having some trouble interacting with EFI.

Could you please build iPXE with debugging for efi_fbcon enabled(e.g.
make <your-ipxe-target>.efi DEBUG=efi_fbcon).
This should print some more detailed error messages.


On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue> wrote:
> Hi,
> So having this iMac 2007 boots an ipxe.efi through Clonezilla just
> fine. That iPXE is then able to successfully fetch the boot.ipxe
> and menu.ipxe configuration from a server just fine, however the
> ipxe.efi seems to dislike the console command:
> -----
> http://fritz.nobreakspace.org/pxe/menu.ipxe... ok
> Could not configure console: Error 0x7f4ce08e (http://ipxe.org/7f4ce08e)
> Could not boot image: Error 0x7f4ce08e (http://ipxe.org/7f4ce08e)
> No more network devices
> -----
> It seems like it dislikes the following entry in the menu.ipxe:
> -----
> console --picture http://fritz.nobreakspace.org/pxe/splash.png
> -----
> ipxe.efi is built with CONSOLE_CMD, IMAGE_PNG, CONSOLE_SERIAL and
> In the same ipxe build directory I created an undionly.kpxe and
> that one is able to use the menu.ipxe with the background image on
> a normal desktop PC with a 64-bit AMD Sempron just fine.
> Cheers, Linus
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