[syslinux] pxelinux don't uncompress kernel and initrd

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Feb 7 07:54:39 PST 2006

Monika Strack wrote:
> Hallo,
> for last Friday, i have a strangely probleme with one of oure clients. 
> I can power on , the bootprom make the connection to the dhcpserver, the 
> client load the pxelinux , it load the kernel and the initrd.img, say ready 
> and this was it. It dont uncompress the initrd and the kernel . I can wait a 
> long ime and the only that I can do is ctrl-alt-del. It give no error code.

The fact that it prints "Ready" indicates that the problem is in the 
transition from pxelinux to the kernel.  One possibility is that it has 
problems shutting down the PXE stack.  Try putting "keeppxe" on the 
kernel command line.


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