[syslinux] pxelinux don't uncompress kernel and initrd

Monika Strack strack at tzv.fal.de
Wed Feb 8 06:03:14 PST 2006

Am Dienstag, 7. Februar 2006 16:54 schrieb H. Peter Anvin:
> 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.
> 	-hpa

I have try it with "keeppxe" , but same situation. The pc boot over some month 
ok. After a reboot of our core switch the probleme occure.


Monika Strack
Institut fuer Tierzucht 
Bundesforschungsanstalt fuer Landwirtschaft

31535 Neustadt               e-mail: most at tzv.fal.de
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