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bug #61033: Wrong IP used when boot with dnsmasq in proxy DHCP mode

Submitted by:  Andrew Goodbody <agoodbody_linaro>
Submitted on:  Thu 12 Aug 2021 01:54:33 PM UTC  
Category:  Network Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Thu 12 Aug 2021 01:54:33 PM UTC, original submission:  

On a network where the DHCP server cannot be used to serve net boot file information, dnsmasq has a proxy mode to provide the additional information. The UEFI firmware correctly loads the grub2 image from the information on the proxy DHCP but grub2 itself only sees the main DHCP server.

The below log shows that the proxy is on and this is where the grub2 image is loaded from, but grub2 thinks it should load from the main DHCP server at

[Bds]Booting UEFI PXEv4 (MAC:0002F700883A)

>>Start PXE over IPv4PXE: Failed to read system GUID from the smbios table!

.PXE: Failed to read system GUID from the smbios table!

  Station IP address is

  Server IP address is
  NBP filename is /EFI/grubnetaa64.efi
  NBP filesize is 266240 Bytes
 Downloading NBP file...

  NBP file downloaded successfully.
Loading driver at 0x000F8F59000 EntryPoint=0x000F8F5A000
Loading driver at 0x000F8F59000 EntryPoint=0x000F8F5A000
Welcome to GRUB!

error: time out opening `/EFI/arm64-efi/normal.mod'.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue> set

Andrew Goodbody <agoodbody_linaro>


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