[syslinux] Syslinux 6.01 PXE tftp problem

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 04:08:17 PDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Jonas Keidel <jonas at jonas-keidel.de> wrote:
> Hey,
> i'm using latest Syslinx 6.01 and try to get the linux kernel booted via
> tftp in EFI mode.
> My menu entry:
> LABEL rescue64
>   MENU LABEL ^1. 64-Bit Rescue-System - wheezy - 3.10.2
>   LINUX  /rescue/dev-64/vmlinuz
>   INITRD /rescue/dev-64/initramfs.cpio.gz
>   APPEND ...
> If i select the entry i get: "Bad file number!". Over http it works like a
> charm.
> With the pxelinux.0 it works via tftp but not over http.
> Do anyone what is the problem?
> Best regards.

Any chance you could try 6.02-pre12 for your EFI boot?

With pxelinux.0, are you doing EFI or BIOS?  I suspect BIOS.
pxelinux.0 isn't capable of HTTP downloads without gPXE/iPXE.
lpxelinux.0 however should be.


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