[syslinux] Can not boot using pxelinux

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Fri May 20 23:38:19 PDT 2005

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On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 02:19:41AM +0100, Andrew Soroka wrote:
> I have fedora3 runing tftp.
> The server log shows that the client has requested the bootfile
> May 19 02:04:57 mouse dhcpd: BOOTREQUEST from 00:0d:60:00:8c:b9 via eth0
> May 19 02:04:57 mouse dhcpd: BOOTREPLY for to mercury (00:0d:60:00:8c:b9) via eth0
> May 19 01:04:58 mouse in.tftpd[3422]: RRQ from filename pxelinux.0
> On the client side I can see the following
> Bootp
> TFTP.......
> Then a blinking cursor.
> Is almost as if pxelinux.0 was not running or was not reading its config
> file.

Is pxelinux.0 actually transfered?  (verify with `tcpdump port tftp` )

> I have /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default as my config file.

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> Note I have tried memdisk and a doss boot floppy image but to no avail.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> The client machine is a via C3, I wonder if I need to recompile the pxelinux
> for this cpu.

What is special about that CPU?   ( tell more about the client )

> Cheers
> Andrew

Geert Stappers

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