[ipxe-devel] wimboot installs not working if doing PXE boot through IPMI commands

Floris Bos bos at je-eigen-domein.nl
Mon Jul 31 17:00:38 UTC 2017


We normally tell servers to initiate a PXE network boot through IPMI 
commands, among the lines of:

ipmitool -I lanplus -H -U ipmiuser -P password bootdev pxe
ipmitool -I lanplus -H -U ipmiuser -P password power cycle

Works well for starting Linux installations, however if we do this with 
wimboot Windows fails to install.

Gives a "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an 
existing system partition" error message in Windows setup.

While installation does go fine if not sending the "bootdev pxe" 
command, but manually selecting boot device from BIOS boot menu.

Like Windows setup has problems detecting what is the first hard drive 
when we meddled with the boot order through IPMI, or something like that.

Any solution to this?

Yours sincerley,

Floris Bos

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