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[K12OSN] PXEgrub notes



Les,

I did a little work with getting pxegrub compiled (it was a real pain if
I recall correctly...finding a compilable source file stinks... I think
you should get the tar from the SRPM).  I eventually did get it working
in my VMware test thin-client, but I couldn't get the Intel 1000
(gigabit) drivers to work on some of my newer machines (had to
compile/patch the source and it still wouldn't initialize the card
correctly).  Here's some links I gathered:

http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/iainr/documentation/dcs_remote_boot/t1.html
http://www.hp.uab.edu/~ed/grub-net
http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~steinarh/grub/tutorial.html
http://wiki.splitbrain.org/ding:netboot
http://osdev.berlios.de/netboot.html

Hope some of this helps... I am probably going to revisit it this fall
(I don't like the basic PXELINUX (aka Syslinux/isolinux) text boot, and
I can't get the menu.c32 running).

Henry Burroughs
Technology Director
Hilton Head Preparatory School
www.hhprep.org

> 
> ______________________________________________________________________
> From: Les Mikesell <les futuresource com>
> To: Ben Murphy <benjamin murph gmail com>, Support list for opensource software in schools. <k12osn redhat com>
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Changes to dhcpd.conf for PCMCIA Booting
> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 15:47:38 -0500
> 
> On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 11:42, Ben Murphy wrote:
> 
> > That's kind of disappointing, but thank you. Will PCMCIA support be
> > included in later builds of LTSP?
> 
> I'm curious as to how you got that far.  What laptop/card combo was
> able to load a kernel with PXE?
> 
> Meanwhile, if they have CD's you can boot knoppix into runlevel 2 or
> 3 and start 'X -query server' to get a remote desktop.  Or the
> pxelinux boot cd might work.
> 
> On a slightly related note: has anyone tried to set up grub for
> network booting?  I saw something a while back that made me think
> you could PXE or etherboot grub instead of a kernel - or load it
> from a local disk, then have a menu that would allow either a
> local or network boot to continue. 
> 
> -- 
>   Les Mikesell
>    les futuresource com
>   


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