[syslinux] keyboard input under a vm

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jul 19 08:47:58 PDT 2004

Gianluigi Tiesi wrote:
> The problem seams to be in check_for_arp, disabling it pxelinux works 
> correctly in vmware.
> Sorry if my posts are not "grouped" but I'm repling direclty from 
> pipermail links.

Yes, this is correct.  VMWare incorrectly implements the UDP receive PXE 
function as a blocking operation; the spec states it's nonblocking.

This is a VMWare bug, and it can't really be worked around by PXELINUX. 
    Complain to VMWare; you've paid money for their product, but you 
probably haven't paid for mine.


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