[ipxe-devel] Hyper-V G2 iPXE menu scrolling

shouldbe q931 shouldbeq931 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 14:44:19 UTC 2016

On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 11:18 PM, Michael Brown <mcb30 at ipxe.org> wrote:
> On 13/03/16 22:22, shouldbe q931 wrote:
> Try enabling CONSOLE_CMD (in config/general.h) and CONSOLE_FRAMEBUFFER (in
> config/console.h) and use a command such as "console -x 800 -y 600" to
> switch into a graphical framebuffer mode.  That should bypass the bizarre
> text window that the Hyper-V G2 firmware seems to have created.
> Also, you should probably use iPXE's native Hyper-V network card driver
> (netvsc) rather than the SNP driver.
> Michael

I enabled CONSOLE_CMD and CONSOLE_FRAMEBUFFER, rebuilt uefi.ipxe and
added console -x 800 -y 600 as the first line in my boot.ipxe (option
76), and the console now works :-)

BIOS booting errored with  "console: command not found" so I added ||
to the end of the line, and it works for both G1 & G2 Hyper-V, and

As regards the NIC, I followed http://ipxe.org/download and did "make
bin-x86_64-efi/ipxe.efi" did I miss something specific for Hyper-V


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