[ipxe-devel] Loader can only do ELF or bz2

Chris Foran cforan at qnx.com
Wed May 25 18:04:18 UTC 2016

That is very helpful.  Thanks!

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From: Michael Brown [mailto:mcb30 at ipxe.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:58 AM
To: Chris Foran <cforan at qnx.com>; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] Loader can only do ELF or bz2

On 17/05/16 17:44, Chris Foran wrote:
> We are trying to get iPXE to be loaded by Intel’s ABL (Automotive Boot 
> Loader).  ABL does some of the things a BIOS would do, but is highly 
> stripped down and doesn’t provide a user interface.  It is designed to 
> load either an ELF or bz2 (Linux kernel) image.  Does anyone have any 
> advice for producing an iPXE image in ELF?

You can produce a bzImage by building e.g. bin/ipxe.lkrn.

Note that iPXE will assume that various standard BIOS interfaces (e.g. 
INT 10, INT 1a, etc) exist and function as expected.


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