pxeboot looping

Erik Nørgaard norgaard at locolomo.org
Thu Apr 27 05:58:33 UTC 2006

John Pettitt wrote:
> Help!
> I'm trying to set up a machine to boot using pxe and have run into an
> odd problem.
> The box (a Soekris 4510) load pxeboot via TFTP prints a few lines of
> text then reboots - the last text I see is:
>> Building the boot loader arguments
>> Relocating the loader and the BTX
>> Starting the BTX loader
> There is no further net traffic after the last tftp packet.
> I'm stumped - I thought it might be a cpu issue (the Soekris is a 486
> clone) so I rebuilt pxeboot with -march=i486 and it didn't make any
> difference.

Do you see the pxeboot actually gets fetched? Check the logs on your
server. My immediate idea is that it doesn't get as far as fetching the
pxeboot loader.

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