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Re: pxechainloader problems

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: pxechainloader problems
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:31:04 +0400

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM, Deepak Chawla <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> In my current setup, I have a diskless client that PXE boots a grub2 image
> and then offers choices to load different ISOs. This setup is working great.
> I now have a need for grub to PXE boot another (custom) PXE loader and it
> looks like the pxechainloader command would do just that. Unfortunately, as
> soon as I try to PXE boot the next image (I've tried both the custom PXE
> loader and the pxegrub image as well), the system resets. The pxechainloader
> in the stock grub-2.00 refused to even load the images. The pxe grub I built
> from the git repo is able to load the image, but not switch to it. Here's

What exactly does it mean? Any error message, what happens at all?

> the menuentry I have for reloading pxegrub.
> menuentry "reload pxegrub" {
>         set kern=/boot/grub/pxegrub.0
>         echo -n "Loading ${root}$kern: "
>         pxechainloader $kern
>         boot
> }
> I did an extensive google search on pxechainloader and the closest info I
> found on this was from a 3+ year old email trail
> (
> Am I missing something? Any suggestions on how to proceed with this?

You should report it on grub-devel and/or file GRUB bug (see on
Savannah project page link to bugs). It is good time as new release is
not far of and it is better fixed before it.

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