[ipxe-devel] pxelinux.0 - how to see embedded scripts

Matthew Hassel matthew.hassel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 21:31:01 UTC 2015

Taking another shot in the dark here. Have you had anyone else report an
issue that when using Intel x710 nic card that it intermittently boots via

I'll be honest here... haven't tested our environment (I will do this
tomorrow), but here is an article that explains a very similar issue

I'll give it a go tomorrow and try printing the mac address during ipxe and
will report back.

Kind Regards,

Matthew Hassel

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 3:11 PM Matthew Hassel <matthew.hassel at gmail.com>

> That was good timing, and the newly compiled image ended up working where
> we could test. However, it did not fix our issue, but we do not believe at
> this time the issue is related to ipxe itself; we were entertaining the
> idea because our networking team is being lazy.
> Thanks a bunch for you help!!!
> Regards,
> Matthew Hassel
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 9:12 AM Michael Brown <mcb30 at ipxe.org> wrote:
>> On 25/08/15 16:21, Matthew Hassel wrote:
>> > That did prove to be difficult so I ended up recreating what I thought
>> > the embedded script looked like. Curious, any thought on bringing back
>> > uri encoding. We use serial numbers as a key to dynamically build
>> > kickstart files and unfortunately VMware uses spaces in their serial
>> > numbers. Any new cut of ipxe is broken when building vms because
>> > uristring no longer works.
>> Funny you should mention that:
>>    http://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git/commitdiff/ba36953
>> There are outstanding issues regarding how iPXE treats URIs, but the
>> ability to expand settings with any special characters URI-encoded
>> should work.
>> Michael
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