[PVE-User] iPXE rom version update

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Thu Aug 27 09:53:31 CEST 2015

They don't had tagged an stable release in the last five years, and 
always include latest master maybe wouldn't be a good idea, as it can 
introduce bugs and complications with changes.
Have you an idea how they handle that, are there any releases which are 
considered as (somewhat) stable?

On 08/27/2015 06:44 AM, Phil Kauffman wrote:
> I would like to request that 'pve-qemu-kvm' include a more recent 
> build of iPXE. It includes things like being able to build menus. 
> Using the default version will bomb and give you an error: 'menu 
> command not found'
> I suggest that the newer versions be included by default. I'm sure the 
> package maintainer is already aware of how to do this but I'll include 
> the following anyway for everyone else:
> # clone iPXE
> git clone git://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git
> cd ipxe/src
> # build ipxe rom
> make bin/8086100e.rom    # e1000
> make bin/virtio-net.rom  # virtio
> make bin/10ec8139.rom    # rtl8139
> # you should now have those rom files in bin/ which you can then copy 
> into the deb or, if you are not the package maintainer, into the 
> directory /usr/share/kvm/. Note the name difference:
> # now copy into /usr/share/kvm. Backup the old copies first.
> cp bin/8086100e.rom /usr/share/kvm/pxe-e1000.rom
> cp bin/virtio-net.rom /usr/share/kvm/pxe-virtio.rom
> cp bin/10ec8139.rom /usr/share/kvm/pxe-rtl8139.rom
> Cheers,
> Phil
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