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I have a test process that used to work well. Today it broke. The host is Ubuntu precise. Virtualbox is 4.2.16. Ipxe is latest github master branch.

I boot ipxe.iso in virtualbox to load a http URL from server then do the actual booting. Today, when I booted, I got:

iPXE ISO boot image
Loading ipxe.krn...ready.
iPXE initialising devices...WARNING: Using legacy NIC wrapper on ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

Then ipxe tried to get dhcp address for ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff and it failed. Same VM configuration but different ISO, like RIPLinux.iso, works fine. And same ipxe.iso in KVM works fine.

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