[syslinux] Using pxelinux mboot.c32 to jumpstart a Solaris host

Wu, Johnny Johnny.Wu at kbcfp.com
Fri Oct 14 11:44:57 PDT 2011

Hi all,

I'm trying to use mboot.c32 to build our Solaris machines but the problem we are getting is the network interface doesn't get configured.  It would boot in to the miniroot and then drops in to a shell.  At the shell, if I configure the interface via dhcp it would continue on with the jumpstart.

This is the first time we are using syslinux (version 4.04) and looking at the changelog since version 3.73 it supports the "-solaris" option which passes the dhcp information to the kernel.  Looking online people been having this problem since 2007.  I'm pretty sure it should be fixed by now.  Am I missing something in my config?

LABEL Oracle Solaris 10
MENU LABEL Oracle Solaris 10
KERNEL mboot.c32
APPEND -solaris img/solaris/multiboot - install -B install_media= --- img/solaris/x86.miniroot
We are using a Windows DHCP which I'm not sure if it makes  a difference since I can get pxegrub to build the machine.

Any help would be great!



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