[syslinux] PXELINUX 4.10-pre*

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue May 3 20:04:44 PDT 2011

On 05/03/2011 07:07 PM, Gene Cumm wrote:
> So far I tested PXELINUX from 4.10-pre12, 4.10-pre9 and 4.10-pre6.
> The first two take a long time with a TFTP file not found and
> eventually find my file but error out (presumably to kaboom).  The
> last takes a long time, does a lot of retransmitted packets (didn't
> watch the first two), then eventually loads the file but continues
> this behavior for TFTP and HTTP transfers.  This is on VMware Server
> 2.0.2-203138 in Linux using the DHCP server that comes with VMware
> Server, the PXE ROM from VMware Server (info below) and tftpd-hpa 5.0.
> HPA, if there's a test you'd like me to try (patch, different -pre,
> etc) let me know.
> PXE ROM strings:
> Network boot from AMD Am79c970A
> Copyright (C) 2003-2005  VMware, INC.
> Copyright (C) 1997-2000  Intel Corporation
> UNDI code segment at 9ECC len 0A0D
> UNDI data segment at 9C7F len 24D0

I know the VMware PXE stack is awful beyond belief.  However, could you
get a packet trace (e.g. wireshark) by any chance?


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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