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Dell Optiplex 3010 systems set to use UEFI mode fails when network booting using iPXE ('iPXE initializing devices' message is displayed and hangs)

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Article ID: 173877

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Issue/Introduction

Customer attempts to boot a Dell Optiplex 3010 into a preboot operating system using iPXE and the message ''iPXE initializing devices' stays on the screen

'iPXE initializing devices' error is thrown

Cause

There is a known issue with iPXE and Dell optiplex 3010 systems.  See 'https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/12385/ipxe-efi-no-menu-with-optiplex-3010'

Environment

DS 8.5

Resolution

There are two workarounds:

  1. Use normal PXE
  2. Set the Dell Optiplex 3010 to be in BIOS mode so iPXE will work with it.