[ipxe-devel] iPXE on arm64 has broken endpoints across many distros

Travis Lazar travis.lazar at gmail.com
Wed May 1 21:51:12 UTC 2019

You are totally right. I clicked through to the ipxe.org mail list from the
netboot.xyz site - which is the wrong group of people.

I'll see if I can track down the forum post you reference, find the right
maintainer list from netboot.xyz, and provide some of those extra details.

Sorry for the noise.

-Travis Lazar

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 2:38 PM Christian Nilsson <nikize at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 1 May 2019 at 21:35, Travis Lazar <travis.lazar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm bringing up a set of iPXE scripts on an Ampere Computing eMAG
> (aarch64) system. I chain load the boot.netboot.xyz menu, which loads
> fine, OS distros are present as expected, but none will execute an install.
> >
> > The root cause is the URL configurations. The linux install URLs are
> almost always wrong for aarch64 builds of these distributions. It's easy to
> see in Ubuntu's case where the standard base URL as set in boot.cfg (line
> 66) is set to archive.ubuntu.com, however, all of the aarch64 builds
> exist and are hosted on ports.ubuntu.com. When loading and executing a
> boot through the menu a file-not-found error is given. I can replicate this
> across CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu (all major versions of each). I haven't
> checked other distros, but I assume the problem is consistent.
> >
> > What's the best way to move forward? I'm happy to help in whatever way I
> can, but I'm a complete PXE/iPXE noob and would need some guidance on
> making the correct code changes in the correct ways for a pull request.
> Otherwise, I'm happy to assist another developer in hunting down the
> correct URL configurations for each of these distros. Please advise.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > --
> > Travis Lazar
> > Ampere Computing
> Hi,
> Since you are mentioning boot.netboot.xyz I'm guessing you are using
> scripts from there with these paths?
> iPXE itself does not have any repos for these kind of things.
> You should be reporting this to the project that hosts or creates
> those scripts, remember to if possible provide information about where
> the correct images can be found,
> And maybe you could even suggest how the script can be modified to do
> correct detection.
> I think there is a thread on the forum about how to do the detection.
> /Christian

*Travis Lazar*
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