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HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
2013-10-30, 15:16
Post: #1
HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
Hi,
I am new to this ipxe, facing issue with booting amd64 winpe from wimboot in HP G8 hardware.

x86 is working fine, and amd64 is working on vm's. I saw some other raised same concern, but couldn't get the resolution from their post.

Can you please help me.

environment:
ipxe + http + wimboot
Referred: http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe, http://ipxe.org/wimboot
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2013-11-03, 23:19
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RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
Got any screenshots or logs of the errors you get?
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2013-11-06, 10:10
Post: #3
RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
(2013-11-03 23:19)robinsmidsrod Wrote:  Got any screenshots or logs of the errors you get?

winpe image is getting downloaded, I can see this from below http log.

[06/Nov/2013:16:06:45 +0530] "GET /win2012/amd64/media/sources/boot.wim HTTP/1.1" 200 165629257 "-" "iPXE/1.0.0+"

Then its showing windows loading files... after that it goes blank screen. I couldn't get any logs from winpe, as it didn't loaded into command prompt.

if I try loading x86 wim (/win2012/x86/media/sources/boot.wim ),then its boots successfully.


My Config as below,

set base-url ${boot-url}/win2012
cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set arch x86
kernel ${boot-url}/wimboot
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/bootmgr bootmgr
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/Boot/BCD BCD
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/Boot/Fonts/segmono_boot.ttf segmono_boot.ttf
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/Boot/Fonts/segoe_slboot.ttf segoe_slboot.ttf
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/Boot/Fonts/wgl4_boot.ttf wgl4_boot.ttf
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/Boot/boot.sdi boot.sdi
initrd ${base-url}/${arch}/media/sources/boot.wim boot.wim
boot || goto failed
goto start


I have tried injecting drivers as well,but still failed to boot with amd64.
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2013-11-07, 17:37
Post: #4
RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
Hi,

if all files download well and the boot process results in a blank screen the most likely cause is a fail of the PE boot.
You get a blank or blue screen (not BSOD) if the required fonts are missing.
The set of fonts depends on the PE version you use.
E.g. for a PE3.1 you need:
chs_boot.ttf
cht_boot.ttf
jpn_boot.ttf
kor_boot.ttf
wgl4_boot.ttf
not sure if you need all of them, but this set works for me.

I think for PE4 it was this set:
segmono_boot.ttf
segoe_slboot.ttf
segoen_slboot.ttf
wgl4_boot.ttf

segoen_slboot.ttf was missing in the docu.

You also might be interested in my experiences here http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-dev...02769.html
and here: http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-dev...02821.html
You could create a ISO using your PE x64 and check if i boots in a VM first. One of the links above also shows a way to boot that ISO using iPXE.
If that works and using wimboot results in a 0xc000000d or 0xc0000017 error we have the same problem
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2013-11-11, 11:17
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RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
We encounter similar problem.
But our problem happend to not only HP g8 server but also another kind of server from antoher vendor.
After ipxe try to boot winpe on this server, it enter "black screen" after the screen below:
[Image: 9a749f33tw1eah7emsfqrj20k50bcwgs.jpg]
In fact, this problem has block us for a long time, any help will be appreciated.
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2013-11-11, 15:13
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RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
(2013-11-07 17:37)Nostradamus Wrote:  I think for PE4 it was this set:
segmono_boot.ttf
segoe_slboot.ttf
segoen_slboot.ttf
wgl4_boot.ttf

segoen_slboot.ttf was missing in the docu.

I've added segoen_slboot.ttf to the font list on both http://ipxe.org/wimboot and http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe. Are these font lists now complete, as far as you know?

Thanks,

Michael
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2014-04-28, 21:04
Post: #7
RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
Hi,
I am also facing same issue. Even after adding the font segoen_slboot.ttf. Are there any new updates to this ?
Thx

(2013-11-11 15:13)mcb30 Wrote:  
(2013-11-07 17:37)Nostradamus Wrote:  I think for PE4 it was this set:
segmono_boot.ttf
segoe_slboot.ttf
segoen_slboot.ttf
wgl4_boot.ttf

segoen_slboot.ttf was missing in the docu.

I've added segoen_slboot.ttf to the font list on both http://ipxe.org/wimboot and http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe. Are these font lists now complete, as far as you know?

Thanks,

Michael
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2014-05-09, 13:24
Post: #8
RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
Hi,

I am also facing the same issue of black screen. I have all the four fonts specified in http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe. Is there any updates on this?
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2014-05-17, 22:57
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RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
(2014-05-09 13:24)karthikeayan Wrote:  I am also facing the same issue of black screen. I have all the four fonts specified in http://ipxe.org/howto/winpe. Is there any updates on this?

Please try the latest version of wimboot (v1.0.5), which includes a change designed to improve the chances of bootmgr.exe displaying errors correctly.

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2014-05-30, 16:20
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RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
Have you checked for a BIOS update?
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2016-04-11, 11:55
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RE: HP G8 - wimboot fails with amd64 winpe
I managed to get this working with 1.06 only (2.52 was a no go)

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