[ipxe-devel] Error code 280860 : link down, driver not loaded ?

Géraud Guibert GGuibert at oceanet-technology.com
Thu Sep 28 10:29:38 UTC 2017

Hello M. Brown, 

For sure, this code is confirming that the network is down, as
told by ifstat and route...

Here is the script :


# wait/force interface to be up !?
sleep 2

set otdns x.x.x.x
set otweb www.ourwebsite.fr
set otipxe ipxe/otboot.ipxe   

set ip y.y.y.y
set netmask
set gateway y.y.255.254

set net0/dns ${otdns}
set net0/ip ${ip}
set net0/netmask ${netmask}
set net0/gateway ${gateway}

set http_s https
chain ${http_s}://${otweb}/${ipxe} ||

set http_s http
chain ${http_s}://${otweb}/${ipxe} ||

So for the moment passing by the config ipxe to check,
then CTRL-X to validate and let it go

No magic here, because doing exactly the same thing manually
with the same parameters and facing the problem (if interrupting
the ipxe too quickly) , as said in my initial email.

Sincerely yours
Geraud Guibert
De : Michael Brown <mcb30 at ipxe.org>
Envoyé : mercredi 27 septembre 2017 15:08
À : Géraud Guibert; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
Objet : Re: [ipxe-devel] Error code 280860 : link down, driver not loaded ?

On 27/09/17 08:48, Géraud Guibert wrote:
> I'm facing a first problem in ipxe with the error code 280860 !?

That error indicates an unopened network device.  Most likely your
embedded script is missing any command that would open the network
device (e.g. "ifopen" or "dhcp").

What is in your embedded script?


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