[syslinux] does PXE have a BIOS device addr?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Jul 20 20:32:43 PDT 2006

Eric A. Hall wrote:
> I noticed in isolinux that I could use -1 to specify the last boot device,
> which is my PXE here (I've got it setup to get called after nothing else
> works). I'm wondering, is there a standard address reference for PXE?
> Like, floppies are usually addressed as 0x00 and first HD is usually
> addressed as 0x80, is there a standard for PXE?

No, it doesn't work that way.  The PXE stack can't be initialized if it 
wasn't booted from.

> It'd be great to have a reliable "boot from PXE" option and that seems
> like the way to go...

You can use Etherboot/gPXE together with ethersel.c32 to create a boot 
from PXE option, however.


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