pxeboot looping

John Pettitt jpp at cloudview.com
Thu Apr 27 07:00:11 UTC 2006

Erik Nørgaard wrote:
> 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.
> Erik
It's fetching it - I just grabbed pxeboot from an iso image ant that one
gets a lot further so I suspect something in my build environment is not
right for the soekris box.  I'm still investigating.


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