[Soekris] PXE booting delay
kbenson at a-1networks.com
Fri Jan 13 18:02:38 UTC 2006
On Friday 13 January 2006 03:15, Ted Phelps wrote:
> Hi Kevan,
> Kevan Benson writes:
> > Whenever PXE booting the net4801 to linux, after downloading the
> > pxelinux.0 file the soekris starts displaying weird characters in
> > the upper left corner of the terminal for 5-10 minutes, at which
> > time it then starts looking for the pxelinux config files (in the
> > regular order, ending at default), and loads any other files
> > (kernel, ramdisk, etc) it needs quickly and finishes the boot
> > process.
> That's very odd.
So I thought. ;)
> > Is this the normal process? I've never experienced a box taking 10
> > minutes to finish parsing the pxelinux.0 file before.
> I've happily been using PXE to net boot a net4801 into linux for over
> a year now; what you're seeing is certainly not normal. I would guess
> that /tftpboot/pxelinux.0 is corrupt.
Well, I've used 3 now, so I don't think that's the problem. Originally, I
used the pxelinux.0 I've been using to kickstart the Mini-ITX boxes I have,
and even some workstations and servers. When that was having problems, I
downloaded the version listed under the debian linux HOWTO as it was easily
accessible, and the problem persists. I have since downloaded the latest
version of the syslinux package (3.11) and it made no difference.
> Could you tell us what versions of the BIOS and pxelinux you're using?
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