pxeboot with amd64 vs i386

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Wed May 17 11:46:03 PDT 2006

On Wed, 17 May 2006, Robert Watson wrote:

RW> I have my first SMP amd64 box at the office now to work with, and thought it
RW> was all going to be easy.  Sadly not, or at least, not yet. :-)
RW> I configured dhcpd, tftpd, and nfs to export the 6.1 install CD from my
RW> notebook.  All good so far.  The problem is as follows: if I insert the 6.1
RW> i386 release CD, it all works great.  If I insert the amd64 CD, then I get
RW> the following after pxeboot has been going for a bit:
RW> (root at bloom.cse.buffalo.edu, Sun May  7 02:16:38 UTC 2006)
RW> Can't work out which disk we are booting from.Guessed BIOS device 0xffffffff
RW> not found by probes, defaulting to disk0:
RW> can't load 'kernel'
RW> At that point, lsdev shows the disk devices, but not the pxeboot "disk",
RW> which leaves me without a kernel, etc.  So something is different between
RW> the i386 and amd64 disks, or maybe there's a problem with my BIOS.  I was
RW> wondering if anyone else had set up a similar configuration and had it work?

Well, I can try connecting ATAPI CDROM to our DL145G2 not active yet tomorrow 
to give it a try.

PXE did not work for me either, see previous threads.

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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