[syslinux] 3.07 on VMware 4.5.2-8848
ilgb at livius.net
Thu May 5 05:20:56 PDT 2005
pxelinux fails on vmware due to a problem in DO_IDLE/check_for_arp.
the behaviour is the following:
after the boot prompt is displayed the sistem seems frozen, but after a very long time echo is displayed or timeout expires. adding various debug prints in ui.inc showed that sometimes DO_IDLE takes a lot to complete; commenting out the call to pxe in check_for_arp avoids the problem (but probably has other consequences at the UDP level).
the problem might be in
- the parameters sent to pxenv,
- the vmware bios pxe code
- or even in the virtual machine itself
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