EFI64 "On Demand" hangs while downloading kernel
- EFI64 PXE settings on CloneDeploy Server: ipxe_efi, kernel=4.9.8 (I changed it because the defaults also caused similar hanging)
- Using DHCP proxy (seems to work fine).
- Net booting from an EFI (64) VM, I reach the first menu, select "On Demand" and then it gets stuck on this:
The percentage varies when I reboot to try again but it never reaches 100%. (though CPU is constantly stuck on 100% :))
I checked what happens if I paste that link in my browser and it downloads it quickly and fully.
tcpdump shows it initially turned to the right URL, but then a weird URL (see marked TFTP lines):
The VM's IP is 10.0.135.205 at first, then (I guess due to the imaging environment) it changes to 10.0.170.129. (I verified by the MAC address)
TCP stream in wireshark shows:
[code]GET /clonedeploy/service/client.asmx/IpxeBoot?filename=4.9.8&type=kernel HTTP/1.1
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:19:23 GMT
Server: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)
Content-Disposition: inline; filename=4.9.8
Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100
Every other combination of settings that I tried for the EFI64 it always hung after selecting "On Demand".
(yes, I created the boot files each time I changed something, and it showed on the first menu that loaded)
Try changing to the 64bit kernel. Efi 64 bit requires a 64bit kernel.
I see now you said you tried defaults.
The same issue happens if I select "Client Console", "Add computer", "Diagnostics".
Only "Boot to Local Machine" works.
I wonder if this has something to do with the settings that enabled Apple NetBoot with the Mac Mini. I'll try reverting the changes to see if it has any effect.
Also, when trying syslinux, it hangs before even reaching the first menu on this:
[code]Getting cached packet
My IP is 10.0.135.205[/code]
For efi the only real option is ipxe. Syslinux hasn't been developed in quite some time, and doesn't really work with EFI and grub unfortunately has a bug where it doesn't read proxydhpc data. Overall I haven't had any issues with ipxe though.
Have you tried any of the other ipxe versions?
Yes, all of them.
What hypervisor are you using? Can you try a different nic type?
vSphere. Can't change NIC in existing machine.
Edit: Yes I can, hold on.
Replacing E1000E with VMXNET 3 seems to have fixed this, but now it's stuck on:
[code] ** Starting Network On Interface eth0 **
udhcpc (v1.23.2) started
No lease, failing
udhcpc (v1.23.2) started
I'll try another NIC.
Ok it eventually loaded just after posting. Thanks!