[syslinux] memdisk : booting OpenBSD and NetBSD

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Apr 22 09:29:28 PDT 2004

Kasper Fock wrote:
> Thanks for the answers.
> I get pxelinux to boot pxeboot but it the hangs during the BTX.
> it prints:
> 	TFTP.
> 	PXE Loader 1.00
>  	Building the boot loader arguments
> 	 Relocating the loader and the BTX
> If the pxeboot i loaded directly. (not using pxelinux it works fine)
> My config file for pxelinux, to load pxeboot look like this:
> 	label freebsd
> 	KERNEL img/memdisk
> 	append ramdisk_size=100000 network load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 
> initrd=img/freebsd5.2.1/pxeboot vga=788 root=/dev/ram
> Is this the right way to load pxeboot from pxelinux? or does anybody have an 
> suggestions to get this setup to work?

No, it's not.  Don't use memdisk.  Load pxeboot.0 directly (kernel 


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