[ipxe-devel] Grub2 vs iPXE

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Fri Sep 4 11:44:28 UTC 2015

On 04/09/15 11:54, Vít Ondruch wrote:
> Trying to boot Fedora using iPXE from GRUB [1], it does not work.
> Following the manual how to add the boot menu item, the boot fails with
> the "kernel too old" message.
> This is probably caused due to iPXE kernel reporting its version as 1.0.0+:
> $ file /boot/bfo.lkrn
> /boot/bfo.lkrn: Linux kernel x86 boot executable bzImage, version 1.0.0+
> (a937), RO-rootFS,

GRUB shouldn't care about the version number string (which is not 
supposed to be interpretable, just human-readable), but it might care 
about the bzImage header version field, which iPXE reports as 2.07.


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