UEFI PXE boot

Erinn Looney-Triggs erinn.looneytriggs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 23:33:23 CDT 2012


On 07/11/2012 09:23 AM, Jared_Dominguez at DELL.com wrote:
> Did you check the errata mentioned on the bottom of that bug report? I've copied the link below.
> 
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2012-0892.html
> 
> --Jared
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Kaj Niemi
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:06 AM
>> To: Erinn Looney-Triggs
>> Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
>> Subject: Re: UEFI PXE boot
>>
>> No luck I'm afraid, I spent about a week last winter to try to get it to work. I
>> had a bunch of R510s that I wanted to try to UEFI PXE boot but fortunately
>> was able to skip that part as they had the 2 extra startup disks inside (which
>> were smaller and could be booted from without UEFI).
>>
>> If you get it to boot successfully all the way please write it up somewhere. ;)
>>
>>
>>
>> Kaj
>> --
>> Kaj J. Niemi
>> BaseN Corporation
>> <kajtzu at basen.net>
>> FI +358 45 63 12000
>> KSA +966 54 899 7789
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jul 9, 2012, at 23:17, Erinn Looney-Triggs wrote:
>>
>>> Has anyone here had luck with UEFI based PXE booting in a Linux
>>> environment?
>>>
>>> I am essentially running into the same issue as this person here:
>>> http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2011-
>> November/045603.html
>>>
>>> Basically it will boot grab the grub image, transfer the vmlinuz and
>>> initrd and then just hang, with this error:
>>>
>>> Trying to allocate 923 pages for VMLINUZ
>>> [Linux-EFI, setup=0x1039, size=0x39a2c0]
>>> [Initrd, addr=0x7de51000, size=0x1cabcd5]
>>>
>>> Any insights?
>>>
>>> -Erinn
>>>
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> 

Well just to update folks I have tried with an updated BIOS, updated NIC
firmware, and with the updated GRUB code, still no luck. I am going to
try iPXE/gPXE next.

-Erinn



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