VirtualBox

Ticket #8650 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

PXE boot error "could not read from the boot medium"

Reported by: jodbe Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: jb@… Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

I suppose an error in the default linux client config.

In my system i noticed the following: When i configure a new WindowsXP-Box with network bridge this box is able to boot from a PXE server in my network. When i configure a new Debian Linux64 Box with network bridge then this box is NOT able to boot from my PXE-Server, the box is stopped with the following error "could not read from the boot medium". When i configure a new WindowsXP-Box with network bridge and boot by my PXE-Server a Debian Squeeze64 it will install perfecty. After the installation i change the OS-type to Debian64 and everything is working well.

I have tryed this with other linux client configs with the same result. I have have tested with and without CD-ROM drive or image and with different boot orders with no effect.

My Hardware is a new Intel Core i5 2400S on a Asus P8H67-V (Sandybridge EFI-BIOS) 16GB RAM and SSD. VirtualBox 4.0.4 is installd on Debian 6 Squeeze 64-Bit.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

I assume you don't have the Oracle extension pack installed. Your Windows XP VM uses a PCnet network card emulation while for newer VMs the E1000 emulation is used. Due to licensing issues we are not allowed to make the Intel gPXE code open source, therefore you have to install the extension pack. The Etherboot code we use does not implement support for E1000.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by jodbe

hello frank, thank you for the fast answer and for this information. Please excuse my ignorance next time i hopefully read the f... manual before borrowing you ;-)

kind regards jochen

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

No problem :)

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