[syslinux] Syslinux 5.11-pre7 not working

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Thu Jul 4 04:21:42 PDT 2013

On Wed, 03 Jul, at 11:22:27PM, Shantanu Gadgil wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a happy user of version 4.06 and have been hoping to upgrade the 5.x series (for the HTTP bits).
> I have the following problems with the 5.11-pre7 build:
> 1. TFTP load is horribly slow ... even when the two REAL machines are connected to the same switch.
> For a typical RHEL installation, the vmlinuz loads ... the initrd.img loads very very slowly and just times out (I waited over 10 mins)
Could you capture a packet dump of this transaction?

> A minor issue: The TFTP doesn't clear screen before the "kernel" start loading so the text appears on top of the splash (at the bottom if the screen) ... :(
> The above two are NOT seen on the 4.06 branch.
> 2. HTTP loading just doesn't work! :( :(
> I have tried these with the 4.10, 5.10, 5.11 branches, no luck!
> As of today I have noticed an error message:.
> --- msg ---
> Loading http://A.B.C.D/os/rhel/6.4/x86_64/disc1/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz... netconn_write error -5 
> failed: no such file or directory
> --- msg ---

Is that the exact error message you saw? Not "netconn_write failed: -5"

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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