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#1 2024-04-04 10:27:41

ua4000
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Registered: 2015-10-14
Posts: 427

[SOLVED] netboot : Device error

Hello,
I can't get the https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Netboot to work.
I downloaded the efi one, verified the sig and configured it both ways, directly with efibootmgr, and with systemd-boot:

$ sudo bootctl list
...
         type: Boot Loader Specification Type #1 (.conf)
        title: 99_netb.conf
           id: 99_netb.conf
       source: /boot//loader/entries/99_netb.conf
     sort-key: 99_netb.conf
          efi: /boot//EFI/netboot/ipxe-arch.efi
...

It's placed on the ESP:

$ sudo file /boot//EFI/netboot/ipxe-arch.efi
/boot//EFI/netboot/ipxe-arch.efi: PE32+ executable (DLL) (EFI application) x86-64, for MS Windows, 6 sections

systemd-boot, gives me on booting:

IPXE initialisiing devices ... ok
...
Failed to execute ... device error

MVj7prS


A boot entry from efibootmgr prints the same 2 lines, but without the red line, UEFI is then jumping immediately back to the BBS selection.

I tried to disable fastboot in UEFI, but the error does not change.
Any ideas ?

Last edited by ua4000 (2024-04-05 17:40:45)

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#2 2024-04-04 12:33:05

kermit63
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Registered: 2018-07-04
Posts: 174

Re: [SOLVED] netboot : Device error

I don't think the problem is at your end. I have a previously working ipxe.efi entry that's giving me the same error. I had this entry for at least 5 years and check it every once in a while. The last time I successfully used it was about 4 months ago.

As an alternative, you may want to look at netboot.xyz.

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#3 2024-04-04 17:45:14

ua4000
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Registered: 2015-10-14
Posts: 427

Re: [SOLVED] netboot : Device error

Thanks.
I will recheck arch netboot with another older computer - if I remember correct it worked there last week. Need to verify if it's the same file and same config.

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#4 2024-04-05 17:38:42

ua4000
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Registered: 2015-10-14
Posts: 427

Re: [SOLVED] netboot : Device error

Solved it:
enable in BIOS "OnBoard LAN Boot ROM".

I will update the wiki.

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