[syslinux] localboot not working in PXELINUX 2.02

Dan Dunham ddunham at collab.net
Mon Mar 31 16:06:09 PST 2003

H. Peter Anvin writes:
 > Dan Dunham wrote:
 > > Hello,
 > > 
 > > We're using the PXELINUX to boot remote kickstart and Linux rescue
 > > images.  Recently we got some new hardware (Compaq DL360) which
 > > required me to upgrade from PXELINNUX 1.75 to 2.02.  Everything works
 > > fine on the new hardware, but the "localboot 0" option now just hangs
 > > on some of our older boxes.
 > > 
 > > Specifically, our "Tyan Thunder 2510" motherboards with integrated
 > > Intel NICs just hangs when I choose the localboot option.  This option
 > > works fine with PXELINUX 1.75.
 > > 
 > > The PXE version string reads:
 > > 
 > > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (Build 082)
 > > 
 > > I've searched the SYSLINUX mailing list archives, and have found
 > > reports of similar problems with PXELINUX version 2.0, but I could not
 > > find any resolution.
 > > 
 > I have an idea of what might be wrong with these boxes, but I haven't
 > had a chance to work on it.  It's definitely a bug in the PXE stack on
 > these machines, and I'm not sure why a change would affect them.
 > It would help if you could test PXELINUX 2.00-pre15 and PXELINUX
 > 2.00-pre16 and report on whether either one or both of those work.
 > 	-hpa

Hi Peter, thanks for your help.  

Ok, I've tried both of these versions.  2.00-pre15 works fine, while
2.00-pre16 hangs at "Booting from local disk...", which is the same
behavior exhibited by 2.02.  Let me know if there is anything else I
can do to help track this down.


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