[K12OSN] pxe boot menu feature request

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Sun May 31 12:58:49 UTC 2009

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 11:19:25AM -0700, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> 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
> http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/PXELINUX
> Comments, in favor, or against.
I like the idea but I think it should come as a preconfigured option (not as default), because in most cases I think users/admins won't need the choice and anything that slows
down the boot process is undesirable.

I imagine using such a boot menu to choose between LTSP 5, LTSP 4.2, DRBL, Clonezilla, netinstall of various distros, etc.


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