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Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI via iPXE
2019-12-04, 08:53
Post: #1
Brick Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI via iPXE
It is strange that it is good to load Esxi files, however, it hangs once stepping to load Setup GUI. The last step referring to the screen is "Shutting down firmware services....". I see some people in discussion that iPXE is necessary to enable IMAGE_COMBOOT. however, I failed to make it if enable #define IMAGE_COMBOOT in src/config/general.h. It always prompt me that relocation truncated to fit: R_X86_64_32 against symbol 'com32_farcall' defined in .text.com32_farcall section in bin-x86_64-efi/blib.a(com32_call.o) … etc.

not sure what is wrong, anyway, Esxi installation works well while I am using PXE. The contents on how I tried to boot in iPXE is like,
kernel http://myserver/vmware/esxi_6.5.1/efi/boot/mboot.efi -c http://myserver/vmware/esxi_6.5.1/boot.cfg
boot

The contents of boot.cfg,
bootstate=0
title=Loading ESXi installer
timeout=5
prefix=http://myserver/vmware/esxi_6.5.1
kernel=tboot.b00
kernelopt=runweasel ks=http://myserver/vmware/esxi_6.5.1/ks.cfg
#kernelopt=runweasel
modules=b.b00 --- jumpstrt.gz --- useropts.gz --- features.gz --- k.b00 --- chardevs.b00 --- a.b00 --- user.b00 --- uc_intel.b00 --- uc_amd.b00 --- sb.v00 --- s.v00 --- ata_liba.v00 --- ata_pata.v00 --- ata_pata.v01 --- ata_pata.v02 --- ata_pata.v03 --- ata_pata.v04 --- ata_pata.v05 --- ata_pata.v06 --- ata_pata.v07 --- block_cc.v00 --- char_ran.v00 --- ehci_ehc.v00 --- elxnet.v00 --- hid_hid.v00 --- i40en.v00 --- igbn.v00 --- ima_qla4.v00 --- ipmi_ipm.v00 --- ipmi_ipm.v01 --- ipmi_ipm.v02 --- ixgben.v00 --- lpfc.v00 --- lsi_mr3.v00 --- lsi_msgp.v00 --- lsi_msgp.v01 --- misc_cni.v00 --- misc_dri.v00 --- mtip32xx.v00 --- ne1000.v00 --- nenic.v00 --- net_bnx2.v00 --- net_bnx2.v01 --- net_cdc_.v00 --- net_cnic.v00 --- net_e100.v00 --- net_e100.v01 --- net_enic.v00 --- net_fcoe.v00 --- net_forc.v00 --- net_igb.v00 --- net_ixgb.v00 --- net_libf.v00 --- net_mlx4.v00 --- net_mlx4.v01 --- net_nx_n.v00 --- net_tg3.v00 --- net_usbn.v00 --- net_vmxn.v00 --- nhpsa.v00 --- nmlx4_co.v00 --- nmlx4_en.v00 --- nmlx4_rd.v00 --- nmlx5_co.v00 --- ntg3.v00 --- nvme.v00 --- nvmxnet3.v00 --- ohci_usb.v00 --- pvscsi.v00 --- qedentv.v00 --- qfle3.v00 --- qflge.v00 --- qlnative.v00 --- sata_ahc.v00 --- sata_ata.v00 --- sata_sat.v00 --- sata_sat.v01 --- sata_sat.v02 --- sata_sat.v03 --- sata_sat.v04 --- scsi_aac.v00 --- scsi_adp.v00 --- scsi_aic.v00 --- scsi_bnx.v00 --- scsi_bnx.v01 --- scsi_fni.v00 --- scsi_hps.v00 --- scsi_ips.v00 --- scsi_isc.v00 --- scsi_lib.v00 --- scsi_meg.v00 --- scsi_meg.v01 --- scsi_meg.v02 --- scsi_mpt.v00 --- scsi_mpt.v01 --- scsi_mpt.v02 --- scsi_qla.v00 --- shim_isc.v00 --- shim_isc.v01 --- shim_lib.v00 --- shim_lib.v01 --- shim_lib.v02 --- shim_lib.v03 --- shim_lib.v04 --- shim_lib.v05 --- shim_vmk.v00 --- shim_vmk.v01 --- shim_vmk.v02 --- uhci_usb.v00 --- usb_stor.v00 --- usbcore_.v00 --- vmkata.v00 --- vmkplexe.v00 --- vmkusb.v00 --- vmw_ahci.v00 --- xhci_xhc.v00 --- emulex_e.v00 --- weaselin.t00 --- esx_dvfi.v00 --- esx_ui.v00 --- lsu_hp_h.v00 --- lsu_lsi_.v00 --- lsu_lsi_.v01 --- lsu_lsi_.v02 --- lsu_lsi_.v03 --- native_m.v00 --- rste.v00 --- vmware_e.v00 --- vsan.v00 --- vsanheal.v00 --- vsanmgmt.v00 --- btldr.t00 --- tools.t00 --- xorg.v00 --- imgdb.tgz --- imgpayld.tgz
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RE: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI via iPXE
(2019-12-04 08:53)hugogong Wrote:  It is strange that it is good to load Esxi files, however, it hangs once stepping to load Setup GUI. The last step referring to the screen is "Shutting down firmware services....". I see some people in discussion that iPXE is necessary to enable IMAGE_COMBOOT. however, I failed to make it if enable #define IMAGE_COMBOOT in src/config/general.h. It always prompt me that relocation truncated to fit: R_X86_64_32 against symbol 'com32_farcall' defined in .text.com32_farcall section in bin-x86_64-efi/blib.a(com32_call.o) … etc.

what is your commandline for the compile. and which compiler are you using? have you searched for your error message on the iPXE mailing list or the forum?

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