[ipxe-devel] 38086101 after a fresh compilation

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Thu Aug 17 09:50:07 UTC 2017

On 16/08/17 15:05, Géraud Guibert wrote:
> Doing a fresh git clone installation with personal configurations
> to adjust the behavior (embedded script...), but after compilation
> and ISO copy on the OVM server (Oracle Xen server) to boot
> a VM, got this error message :
>    net0: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx using netfront on vif.0 (closed)
>      [Link:down, TX:0 TXE:0 RX:0 RXE:0]
>      [Link status: Down (http://ipxe.org/38086101)]

That's not an error.  Your embedded script simply hasn't attempted to 
open the network card (e.g. via "ifopen", or implicitly via "dhcp" or 

> Got also another problem when activating EFI (#define IMAGE_EFI) :
 > <snip>
> bin/blib.a(efi_image.o): dans la fonction « efi_image_probe »:
> /home/gguibert/git-gg/ipxe/src/image/efi_image.c:295: référence 
> indéfinie vers « efi_systab »

You can't enable IMAGE_EFI for a BIOS build.  EFI images can only run on 
a EFI system (and are automatically enabled if you are building an EFI 
version of iPXE).


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