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 Post subject: absence of PXE+ structure
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:08 am 
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Hi,

I faced issue about PXE structure. I couldn't found !PXE in pxe pointer of PXENV+ structure. My structure for PXENV+:
Code:
    // The Signature of the PXENV+ structure - contains "PXENV+".
    uint8_t  Signature[6];

    // The MSB contains the Major version number, while the LSB contains the minor version number.
    uint16_t Version;

    // The Length and the checksum of the structure, used for calculating the checksum.
    uint8_t  Length;
    uint8_t  Checksum;

    // A Far Pointer to the real mode PXE API entry point.
    uint32_t RMEntry;

    // 32-bit offset to the protected mode API entry point. Instead of this, the !PXE structure is recommended.
    uint32_t PMOffset;

    // The rest of the fields don't matter much, and the Specifications can be referred.
    uint16_t PMSelector;
    uint16_t StackSeg;
    uint16_t StackSize;
    uint16_t BCCodeSeg;
    uint16_t BCCodeSize;
    uint16_t BCDataSeg;
    uint16_t BCDataSize;

    uint16_t UNDIDataSeg;
    uint16_t UNDIDataSize;
    uint16_t UNDICodeSeg;
    uint16_t UNDICodeSize;

    // This is a far pointer to the "!PXE" structure, only present when the structure is present.
    uint32_t PXEPtr;

When I was in the Protected mode, I switched to real mode for PXE interrupt. After that es and ebx registers got the address of PXENV+ structure.
Then I want to use PXEPtr that has incorrect address. But there is correct Signature, Length, Checksum in PXENV+ structure but PXEPtr has incorrect address or in VMWare workstation PXEPtr has address of PXENV+ structure.


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 Post subject: Re: absence of PXE+ structure
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:50 am 
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Did you tell your compiler that the PXENV+ structure doesn't follow C struct alignment rules?


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 Post subject: Re: absence of PXE+ structure
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:15 am 
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Yes, I've configured like this:

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struct __attribute__((__packed__)) PXE_ENV{
    // The Signature of the PXENV+ structure - contains "PXENV+".
    uint8_t  Signature[6];

    // The MSB contains the Major version number, while the LSB contains the minor version number.
    uint16_t Version;

    // The Length and the checksum of the structure, used for calculating the checksum.
    uint8_t  Length;
    uint8_t  Checksum;

    // A Far Pointer to the real mode PXE API entry point.
    uint32_t RMEntry;

    // 32-bit offset to the protected mode API entry point. Instead of this, the !PXE structure is recommended.
    uint32_t PMOffset;

    // The rest of the fields don't matter much, and the Specifications can be referred.
    uint16_t PMSelector;
    uint16_t StackSeg;
    uint16_t StackSize;
    uint16_t BCCodeSeg;
    uint16_t BCCodeSize;
    uint16_t BCDataSeg;
    uint16_t BCDataSize;

    uint16_t UNDIDataSeg;
    uint16_t UNDIDataSize;
    uint16_t UNDICodeSeg;
    uint16_t UNDICodeSize;

    // This is a far pointer to the "!PXE" structure, only present when the structure is present.
    uint32_t PXEPtr;
};


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 Post subject: Re: absence of PXE+ structure
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:44 am 
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I found a problem. I have to translate segment:offset to physical address in this field (PXEPtr). That's worked well!

Thanks.


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