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Quick Start Example not Working - dressguard - 2012-04-07 15:21

I tried the Quick Sample in a VirtualBox but could not get it working:
"show hostname" and "show filename" are responding by "Could not find 'hostname'" and "Could not find 'filename'". I think this is to be expected as I didn't change the configuration of my DNS server. But "chain http://boot.ipxe.org/demo/boot.php" crashes my VirtualBox completely. GETting the page in a web browser from http://boot.ipxe.org/demo/boot.php gives me following script:


kernel vmlinuz-2.6.17-14mdv bootfile=http://boot.ipxe.org/demo/boot.php fastboot
initrd initrd.img

I don't know whether this is to be expected. So quick question: is the Quick Sample working right now or is it probably a configuration issue on my side?

RE: Quick Start Example not Working - robinsmidsrod - 2012-09-28 11:24

That content seems correct, so it is probably your local setup or the way you start iPXE that is wrong.

If you download http://boot.ipxe.org/ipxe.iso or http://boot.ipxe.org/ipxe.usb and put it on CD or USB and boot you should be getting a display where you can press Ctrl-B to get a shell.

Once you're in the shell you should type
(and press enter) to get an address from your local DHCP server.

If that responds okay (you can use the
command to see if you got an address and such) you can continue typing in a command like this:

chain http://boot.ipxe.org/demo/boot.php

That should boot the demo and you should be getting to a Linux environment. If that doesn't work, please report back.