[syslinux] PXELINUX

Tony Arcieri tarcieri at atmos.colostate.edu
Thu Jul 25 12:56:30 PDT 2002

Hello, I'm having some issues with PXELINUX.  PXE manages to download
pxelinux.0 just fine, which loads and gets the configuration from the TFTP
server.  However, as soon as it gets the configuration file the system
reboots and I can't figure out why.

Here's a copy of my configuration (in pxelinux.cfg/0A000008):

label linux
kernel vmlinuz-p3
append nfsroot=
ipappend 1

And here's what I can see when PXELINUX boots:

PXELINUX 1.66 2002-01-01  Copyright (C) 1994-2002 H. Peter Anvin
Found PXENV+ structure
PXE API version is 0201
UNDI data segment at:	0009DB40
UNDI data segment size:	3284
UNDI code segment at:	00090000
UNDI code segment size:	24C0
PXE entry point found (we hope) at 9DB4:00F6
My IP address seems to be 0A000008

It then attempts to grab the configuration.  Here's a transcript from

Jul 25 13:52:52 node1 in.tftpd[18710]: connect from node8
Jul 25 13:52:52 node1 tftpd[18711]: tftpd: trying to get file:
Jul 25 13:52:52 node1 tftpd[18711]: tftpd: serving file from

At which point the machine restarts, without ever trying to grab

Any ideas?

Tony Arcieri

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