[syslinux] compiling pxelinux in elf

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Oct 22 18:09:18 PDT 2005

Chittaranjan Mandal wrote:
> Hi
> I have used pxelinux successfully in some situations.
> However, I am unable to boot IBM NetVista thin clients using pxelinux.
> The kernel that does boot up these thin clients over the net is in elf
> format (it is called kernel.2200).
> # file kernel.2200
> kernel.2200: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), 
> statically linked, not stripped
> So, I would have liked to compile (assemble) pxelinux in elf format.
> A simple change of "-f bin" to "-f elf" in the command line to assemble
> does not work (errors are thrown up).
> What to do?

If it's using ELF, it's probably not using PXE.


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