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ipxe script load but not proceed
2012-12-26, 03:32
Post: #1
ipxe script load but not proceed

I'm trying to user ipxe.lkrn in menu.c32 of pxelinux.0, the config menu like below:

Title ipxe
kernel ipxe.lkrn
initrd test.ipxe

When I select this menu, then the lkrn and script was loaded successfully, but seem the script was not proceed, then just go back to pxelinux.0 and the previous menu appears again.

script like:

chain https://xxxxx/test

I also tried append the script as kernel option " kernel ipxe.lkrn dhcp && chain https://xxxxx/test". also didn't work.

The ipxe.lkrn is customized by VMware to deploy ESXi server, and no "read" and "menu" option within it, so I cannot use the ipxe's native menu.

Any help will be great appreciated, this problem has troubled me a few days....
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2012-12-31, 14:27
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RE: ipxe script load but not proceed
Then it is quite likely that your network card is not supported by this particular build of iPXE prepared by VMware.

If you have the name, linux driver name and PCI ID of your network card, we can at least confirm if it is supposed to be supported or not.

You should get in touch with VMware and ask which options their iPXE binary is compiled with, so that you can replace it with a newer version that has better hardware support (if the network card is indeed supposed to be supported). If you're able to get a response from them, I would also like to know which git commit of iPXE it is based on. Which version of VMware are you using?
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