[syslinux] PXELINUX 4.10-pre17 and newer Dell OptiPlex/Latitude/Precision

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Feb 18 16:54:31 PST 2012

On 02/17/2012 02:58 PM, Gene Cumm wrote:
>> OK,
>> but I have still no issues.
>> I am in the testing process of switching from gpxe to pxe over http.
>> We have a lot of Optiplex 760 and other newer Dell PCs and laptops to
>> process, so i have also the possibilty ( or the need) of investigation.
> So the first and only two packets that I see come in are a broadcast
> ARP packet and an ARP reply for the local gateway.  After this, no
> other received packets get into the stack.  It looks like the next
> thing that may be best is to force the polling as it seems impossible
> to reliably query the PXE stack's status.

Except that there are platforms where polling reliably hangs the
system...  we might want to check with what iPXE does on these platforms.


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

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