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   * An iPXE UEFI option ROM will work with users' existing iPXE scripts and boot infrastructure (web servers, script generators, certificate authorities,​ etc).  A legacy EDK2 option ROM will require users to abandon their existing investment and create a new boot infrastructure.   * An iPXE UEFI option ROM will work with users' existing iPXE scripts and boot infrastructure (web servers, script generators, certificate authorities,​ etc).  A legacy EDK2 option ROM will require users to abandon their existing investment and create a new boot infrastructure.
  
-  * An iPXE UEFI option ROM will provide the advanced error reporting capabilities of iPXE.  A legacy EDK2 option ROM will be limited to the standard UEFI error reporting capabilities. ​ For example, an iPXE error message might read "''​Could not configure net0: Timed out ([[:err:4c106035|http://​ipxe.org/​4c106035]])''",​ giving a URL containing problem-specific troubleshooting tips and contact details, while a standard UEFI error message might simply read "''​Timed out''"​.+  * An iPXE UEFI option ROM will provide the advanced error reporting capabilities of iPXE.  A legacy EDK2 option ROM will be limited to the standard UEFI error reporting capabilities. ​ For example, an iPXE error message might read "''​Could not configure net0: Timed out ([[:err:4c1060|http://​ipxe.org/​4c106035]])''",​ giving a URL containing problem-specific troubleshooting tips and contact details, while a standard UEFI error message might simply read "''​Timed out''"​.
  
   * An iPXE UEFI option ROM will provide the advanced features of iPXE regardless of the limitations of the underlying firmware. ​ A legacy EDK2 option ROM will be limited to supporting only those features implemented by the platform OEM.  For example, if the platform OEM chooses not to support iSCSI then a legacy EDK2 option ROM will not be able to perform an iSCSI boot.  Since iPXE includes its own iSCSI initiator, it will not suffer from this limitation.   * An iPXE UEFI option ROM will provide the advanced features of iPXE regardless of the limitations of the underlying firmware. ​ A legacy EDK2 option ROM will be limited to supporting only those features implemented by the platform OEM.  For example, if the platform OEM chooses not to support iSCSI then a legacy EDK2 option ROM will not be able to perform an iSCSI boot.  Since iPXE includes its own iSCSI initiator, it will not suffer from this limitation.
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