Why does using 'chain.c32' to PXE boot from a system's local drive fail?

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  • A system is installed with a working Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation

  • A network interface in the system is set to boot via PXE but the System Administrator needs it to default to automatically boot from a local drive

  • The config file under /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/ on the TFTP server is set to boot a server from local disk using the chain.c32 directive
  • The system fails to boot


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • syslinux-3.86-1.1.el6.x86_64 and later versions
  • tftp-server
  • PXE booting via network interface

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