[syslinux] about pxe booting, no boot filename found

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Mar 16 09:38:19 PST 2004

luoj02 at tartarus.uwa.edu.au wrote:
> hello,
> I have a problem about pxe booting.
> I have two isolated machines, one(server) has got dhcp and tftp servers
> working correctly ( I am pretty confident with this). The other machine
> (client) using floopy to boot with pxe-request. The problem is, the client
> cannot get the bootfile("/tftpboot/pxelinux.0"), it always report no boot
> filename found. I also found the IP address, which server assign to client, is
> also refused by client, since the "discover" process keeps running.
> I guess it is possible because I dont have "pxe-boot server" working properly.
> There are many possibilities, is there anyone with similar experience or got
> the answer? Thanks a lot!

What does your DHCP configuration file look like?

Note that if you're using the -s /tftpboot option to the tftp server,
you should specify `filename "/pxelinux.0";' not `filename


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