[K12OSN] pxe boot menu feature request
otrcomm at isp-systems.net
Sun May 31 02:24:20 UTC 2009
> I am wondering how many would like to see K12Linux have the ability to
> pxe boot to a boot menu that gives users a choice of booting from
> network (LTSP) or boot from local hard drive (Linux or Windows)?
> DRBL does this and I think it's a great feature. It allows users to
> choose the boot device (network or local HD) without changing bios
> settings. It would allow easier integration of K12Linux into existing
> Windows labs by allowing dual boot but still have pxe netboot as first
> boot device in client bios. It can even be graphical with vesamenu.c32
Some systems currently have this feature. That is, on my Dell C600, I press F12 at boot and it gives me options of how I want to
boot, with mini-nic (pxe) being one. Also, on an intel motherboard system I have, I select F8 at boot and it lets me select how I
want to boot, again with the network being one option.
I guess I do not understand how you could get a K12Linux server to present this option to a client while the client is booting.
Also, if the client does not have a harddrive, would the option still become available?
> Comments, in favor, or against.
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