[syslinux] "so old bootloader ..." with syslinux-3.05 on x86_64

Richard Plana RPlana at zicorp.com
Sat Jan 8 17:10:15 PST 2005


I'm trying to install Fedora Core 3 on an AMD 64-based machine using PXE (via DHCP and TFTP). I've managed to get the machine to load the kernel over the network and start booting, but instead of loading the root fs from initrd.img (that I appended as a config via pxelinux.cfg), it loads the pre-existing rootfs on my harddisk.

At the top of dmesg is the message: "so old bootloader that it does not support commandline?!"

I'm using pxelinux.0 from syslinux-3.05 I downloaded from sf.net dated Jan 7, 2005.

Any help figuring this out would be appreciated.

Richard Plana

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