[syslinux] PXE Hanging

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jan 25 17:40:58 PST 2002

Nigel Feltham wrote:

> These terminals have PXE compatible network bios and are based on Pentium 
> technology. They boot linux correctly using PXELINUX if the flash memory is 
> disabled but when enabled PXELINUX gets as far as loading the kernel, 
> displays a 'ready' message then hangs. It does the same when using memtest86 
> as kernel image (works without flash, hangs with it). Is this a known problem 
> and is there a way I can patch your source to avoid the problem ( the flash 
> memory simulates an IDE device but may be using some memory your loader 
> needs?). 

Make sure you're using a kernel which supports the 2.02 boot protocol
(2.4.0-test3-pre3 or later.)


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