[syslinux] syslinux PXE boot version upgrade, network no longer working

Lukas Schwaighofer lukas at schwaighofer.name
Tue Feb 6 14:20:04 PST 2018

Hi David,

On Mon, 5 Feb 2018 18:09:51 -0500
David McDowell via Syslinux <syslinux at zytor.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the suggestion Lukas. Is lpxelinux.0 [1] a fork of this
> distro or a completely different open source option?

The file is part of syslinux (pxelinux) and exists since version 5.10.
So neither a fork nor a different project ;) .  According to the link I
had provided:

 Since version 5.10, a special PXELINUX binary, lpxelinux.0, natively
 supports HTTP and FTP transfers, (...)

You probably already have the required file and only need to
change your dhcp configuration to point your clients to a
different boot file (and make sure it's accessible via tftp).

> I can vouch that running 4.07 fixed my issue with older model laptops
> I mentioned. I’m still waiting on tests with bleeding new demo models
> we have to see if the network loads those as well. I might try an
> early 5.x release if I have troubles with the newest hardware.

Glad you found an option that works for you.


[1] http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=PXELINUX#HTTP_and_FTP

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