[syslinux] PXE floppy, PXELINUX and LOCALBOOT

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jan 25 14:33:56 PST 2005

Paolo Salvan wrote:
> Hi!
> A friend of mine has tried a PXE floppy (build from the new etherboot 
> 5.3.12) to load PXELINUX.0; a menu voice of the pxelinux.cfg use the 
> LOCALBOOT statement.
> Selecting this statement, the PC retry to boot from the floppy... is 
> this normal?
> The user expected that LOCALBOOT would have tried the NEXT boot device 
> (ie CDROM or HD), not the FIRST boot device (the floppy)...
> (note: this has been tried this on a couple of PC...

It's not possible to go to the "next device" once you have booted from a 
disk drive (floppy or hard disk.)


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