[ipxe-devel] New Command Idea

Sascha Böhme s.boehme at pcs-scharfenberg.de
Tue Jul 5 21:09:12 UTC 2016

Hi all,

we successfully tested and DID bare metal recovery by

·         sanhook the iSCSI target we backup the wbadmin image to

·         boot wim and choose install
-> Windows installer inspects iBFT and mounts LUN/volumes :)

·         cancel install / go back and choose repair option / System Image Recovery

Volume still mounted, repair tool finds backups and you can recover from. No-one seems to know that...

Problem: GPT formatted disk will obviously not work for sanboot/sanhook and hence there is nothing in the iBFT.

Idea: New command: sandesc iscsi: that just fills the iBFT with the target for Windows installer without hooking into int 13h.

Question: Is there any chance this idea could work?

Would not like to dig into code without any chance of success...

Thanks reading!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Sascha Böhme
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