[syslinux] Syslinux 5.x and VMware ESXi mboot.c32

Shantanu Gadgil shantanugadgil at yahoo.com
Thu May 16 20:54:52 PDT 2013

--- On Thu, 5/16/13, Matt Fleming <matt at console-pimps.org> wrote:

From: Matt Fleming <matt at console-pimps.org>
Subject: Re: [syslinux] Syslinux 5.x and VMware ESXi mboot.c32
To: "Shantanu Gadgil" <shantanugadgil at yahoo.com>
Cc: syslinux at zytor.com
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 2:05 PM

On Wed, 15 May, at 10:32:01PM, Shantanu Gadgil wrote:
> Hi,
> I have had a VMware ESXi network boot setup for quite some time now.
> After upgrading from 4.06 to 5.01 (or 5.10-pre3) the network boot fails with the following error:
> --- snip ---
> Failed to load COM32 file esxi/5.1.0/mboot.c32
> boot:
> --- snip ---
> This error is seen for the ESXi bootup only.
> The default mboot.c32 from syslinux itself doesn't work and this setup has been working with Syslinux 4.06.

Did you also upgrade mboot.c32 to the corresponding 5.01 (or 5.10-pre3)

SG> Yes, I did. This wouldn't matter though, right? The mboot.c32 being loaded is the one which ships with ESXi 5.
(I have the ESXi ISO loopback mounted and the data accessed directly, instead of wasting disk space :) :))

Are there are any other messages printed before the "Failed to load.."
one above?

SG> None that I can see in the small amount of time :(


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