Frequently asked questions

What does the "i" in "iPXE" stand for?

It doesn't.

A network card

How much does iPXE cost?

How does iPXE relate to gPXE and Etherboot?

iPXE is the official replacement for gPXE1) Any feature present in gPXE is also present in iPXE, and users can seamlessly upgrade from gPXE to iPXE.

See also

1) iPXE is developed by the people who originally developed gPXE (which evolved from Etherboot). Unfortunately, the gpxe.org and etherboot.org domains are owned by an individual who wishes to exercise a high degree of control over the project and the codebase, so in April 2010 the decision was taken to create a new project named iPXE, using the existing codebase as a starting point.
Since the two projects diverged, development on gPXE has stopped. In the past seven months there has been only a single one-line change to the gPXE tree, compared to well over 350 commits to the iPXE tree in the same time period.
In summary: if you are currently using gPXE then you should upgrade to iPXE as soon as is reasonably practical.
 
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