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Can't boot Windows/Ubuntu installer on new ThinkPad 13
2017-12-08, 15:52 (This post was last modified: 2017-12-09 16:17 by f4242.)
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Can't boot Windows/Ubuntu installer on new ThinkPad 13

I have successfully booted the Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 installer on different model of PC. Newer laptops often lack of network adapter built-in but I found that USB adapter were working great.

I received two Lenovo ThinkPad 13 G2 laptop. I can't boot the Windows or Ubuntu installer on theses laptops with IPXE and USB network adapter.

IPXE boot and display the boot menu. I select the item I want to boot. I see that the boot image is being downloader and then nothing. The windows installer stay stalled on the Windows logo and the Ubuntu installer just do nothing.

I built IPXE from source and I use this binary on my TFTP server: ./src/bin-x86_64-efi/ipxe.efi. The computer is configured to boot with EFI and Secure boot is disabled.

This is an extract of my menu.ipxe configuration:

kernel ${boot-url}/windows_10_pro_volume/wimboot
initrd ${boot-url}/windows_10_pro_volume/boot/bcd         BCD
initrd ${boot-url}/windows_10_pro_volume/boot/boot.sdi    boot.sdi
initrd ${boot-url}/windows_10_pro_volume/sources/boot.wim boot.wim

kernel ${boot-url}/ubuntu/16.04_netboot/linux initrd=initrd.gz auto=true priority=high vga=788 locale=fr_CA.UTF-8 kdb-chooser/method=cf url=http://xxxx:****$
initrd http://xxxx:****
boot || goto failed
goto start


I'm running the latest version available of IPXE on the git repository (commit b5e0b5). I had a previous version before and was not working too.

Any idea what's wrong?

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Can't boot Windows/Ubuntu installer on new ThinkPad 13 - f4242 - 2017-12-08 15:52

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