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  Thread: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI via iPXE
Post: RE: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI vi...

A few days later... some additional info: I have resolved the hanging on my hardware. I had been building snponly.efi on Ubuntu 16. I now built it on Ubuntu 20 and it works. I am briefly getting the ...
pxe_curious General 28 32,114 2020-09-14, 16:15
  Thread: The forum website seems to be having issues
Post: The forum website seems to be having issues

There are a few posts that cannot be opened - it returns database errors. Starting a new thread gives the following error message: Code: The following warnings occurred: Warning [2] count(): Paramet...
pxe_curious General 0 1,600 2020-09-08, 14:16
  Thread: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI via iPXE
Post: RE: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI vi...

My point was not really about snponly.efi vs ipxe.efi. The thing I noticed was that when I used a signed iPXE binary for UEFI booting, I did not have this issue. No change to iPXE scripts or anything...
pxe_curious General 28 32,114 2020-09-07, 02:46
  Thread: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI via iPXE
Post: RE: Why Esxi 6.5 or 6.7 fail to start setup GUI vi...

I have been fighting the same thing. I have tons of Dell 13th and 14th-generation servers that work just fine with iPXE (snponly.efi) and UEFI (Windows/Linux/ESXi). But recently I started evaluating ...
pxe_curious General 28 32,114 2020-09-03, 21:21
  Thread: UEFI SecureBoot support
Post: RE: UEFI SecureBoot support

I know this thread is a bit old, but does come up when googling SecureBoot and iPXE... I was playing around with vSphere Auto Deploy and found that VMware does provide a signed snponly64.efi file tha...
pxe_curious General 12 46,866 2020-01-30, 17:18
  Thread: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIMBOOT
Post: RE: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with...

(2018-08-22 00:19)pxe_curious Wrote:  I am still working on replicating it so I can escalate it to the vendor(s). I installed Windows Server 2016 on a Dell PowerEdge R640 and made sure it works ...
pxe_curious General 8 26,220 2018-08-22, 02:12
  Thread: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIMBOOT
Post: RE: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with...

The fault is all mine. Back in 2016 I was trying to solve a BSOD issue (http://forum.ipxe.org/showthread.php?tid=8115) and ended up solving it by setting the BCD to allow only one CPU. Having just o...
pxe_curious General 8 26,220 2018-08-22, 00:19
  Thread: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIMBOOT
Post: RE: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with...

If I use bootmgfw.efi (renamed to bootx64.efi) with boot.sdi, my boot.wim and a new BCD, skipping iPXE and WIMBOOT, the WinPE loads fine and networking is also working perfectly fine with the X710. T...
pxe_curious General 8 26,220 2018-08-20, 21:25
  Thread: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIMBOOT
Post: RE: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with...

(2018-08-18 09:21)NiKiZe Wrote:  Did you try latest git master and the ipxe.efi build which have native drivers for the x710 nics? Yes, tried it this morning. Did see ipxe.efi use the X710 nativ...
pxe_curious General 8 26,220 2018-08-18, 16:12
  Thread: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIMBOOT
Post: RE: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with...

(2018-08-17 23:27)NiKiZe Wrote:  If you are using snponly.efi than you have a firmware bug or windows driver bug. Even if the same WinPE, when loaded from a USB stick, does not exhibit this iss...
pxe_curious General 8 26,220 2018-08-17, 23:34
  Thread: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIMBOOT
Post: Intel X710 not working once WIM is loaded with WIM...

Testing with a Dell PowerEdge R640 in UEFI mode and the X710 rNDC. Loading iPXE and then WIMBOOT then WinPE based on Windows 10 1803 (and also tried 1607 and 1709). Using the following iPXE script: ...
pxe_curious General 8 26,220 2018-08-17, 23:22
  Thread: Loading PNG for console on older hardware broken
Post: RE: Loading PNG for console on older hardware brok...

Also built binaries on CentOS 6.10/7.5. In both cases the binaries that were built exhibited the flawed behavior and failed to load the background image on older hardware.
pxe_curious General 13 30,925 2018-08-17, 21:03
  Thread: Loading PNG for console on older hardware broken
Post: RE: Loading PNG for console on older hardware brok...

Just a follow-up: Rebuilt my build environment with a fresh Ubuntu 18 install and the binaries built in on that platform do show the video mode problem on older hardware. Binaries built on Ubuntu 16 a...
pxe_curious General 13 30,925 2018-08-17, 19:39
  Thread: Question about building iPXE with named configuration
Post: RE: Question about building iPXE with named config...

Just noticed that #define CONSOLE_FRAMEBUFFER has to go into src/config/local/console.h or it won't work. So the options have to go into their respective files in local. Tested it and this works grea...
pxe_curious General 6 16,159 2018-08-16, 22:32
  Thread: Question about building iPXE with named configuration
Post: RE: Question about building iPXE with named config...

Brilliant! So essentially, considering your explanations of some of these options, my src/config/local/general.h file should look like this: Code: #define CONSOLE_FRAMEBUFFER #define NSLOOKUP_CMD #...
pxe_curious General 6 16,159 2018-08-16, 21:39
  Thread: Loading PNG for console on older hardware broken
Post: RE: Loading PNG for console on older hardware brok...

The motherboard works with Core 2 Duo and Quad procs. The particular machine I was testing with has a Q9400.
pxe_curious General 13 30,925 2018-08-16, 21:13
  Thread: Loading PNG for console on older hardware broken
Post: RE: Loading PNG for console on older hardware brok...

(2018-08-16 18:43)NiKiZe Wrote:  Did you try the failing builds on any other hardware to see if this issue could be reproduced? I tried the "broken" binaries on all kinds of hardware and had no ...
pxe_curious General 13 30,925 2018-08-16, 19:24
  Thread: Question about building iPXE with named configuration
Post: RE: Question about building iPXE with named config...

(2018-08-16 17:55)NiKiZe Wrote:  Never change the original config/*.h instead add new files to config/local/*.h which you add the specific changes to. So yes always keep originals untouched. Do...
pxe_curious General 6 16,159 2018-08-16, 19:19
  Thread: Loading PNG for console on older hardware broken
Post: RE: Loading PNG for console on older hardware brok...

I nuked and rebuilt my build environment, going back to Ubuntu 16. Built the older commit and it worked. Built the latest commit and it worked as well. Not sure what it was in my build environment th...
pxe_curious General 13 30,925 2018-08-16, 16:25
  Thread: Question about building iPXE with named configuration
Post: Question about building iPXE with named configurat...

I have been building iPXE undionly.kpxe and snponly.efi binaries for a while now. There are some features I need that are not in the default build and some features I really do not need. To get the bu...
pxe_curious General 6 16,159 2018-08-16, 15:36