[syslinux] pxechain.com and gpxelinux.0 odd behavior

Hans Lellelid hans at velum.net
Thu Aug 8 16:21:18 PDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:

> On 08/08/2013 04:14 PM, Hans Lellelid wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, I will give some better output tomorrow.  I think when this
> > happened I was still using menu.c32 so I didn't see any output, it just
> > reloaded the menu.  But I will respond back tomorrow after trying this
> > with more scientific rigour.  I might be able to do the packet trace,
> > though that may be a little tricky to orchestrate since these are all
> > ESXi VMs.
> >
> Oh, that's important.  VMwares PXE stack sucks big time.

That doesn't surprise me, but it's unfortunately what I have to work with.
 I'm sure I'll get something figured out.  I figure worst-case I could
compile custom gpxelinux.0 for each of the various (3) servers (i.e. with
the gpxe script to forward to that URL)  that I am trying to chainload from
the first pxe server and try that out; I don't know if that stands a better
chance of working, but I suppose if the problem is specific to pxechn.c32
it might?  I freely admit to only having a basic understanding of what's
going on here.


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