[syslinux] syslinux tftp timeouts?

Mikey Sklar sklarm at electric-clothing.com
Tue Jun 15 07:06:58 PDT 2004

We saw a problem while use pxelinux v2.06. This occured on nearly two
dozen machines in our environment which were being rebooted at the same
time over the weekend. The issue seems to be that tftp was not enitrely
avaialble. Unfortunately pxelinux left us at a bootprompt rather than
continuing with the next boot device which is the hard disk which already
has a OS loaded.

If the tftp hand off is part of the pxelinux code and not part of the
pxe rom, would this be a bug with pxelinux? When a tftp server times
out shouldn't pxelinux continue on?

PXE-E32: TFTP open timeout

PXELINUX 2.06 0x3f46af85  Copyright (C) 1994-2003 H. Peter Anvin
UNDI data segment at:   00096B70
UNDI data segment size: 3DB0
UNDI code segment at:   0009A920
UNDI code segment size: 4E5C
PXE entry point found (we hope) at 9A92:00D6
My IP address seems to be 900EC270
TFTP prefix:
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/01-00-06-5b-8f-36-dd
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/900EC270
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/900EC27
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/900EC2
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/900EC
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/900E
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/900
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/90
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/9
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/default
Could not find kernel image: linux

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