Bug#140579: TFTP Testing
"Philip Dodd" <email@example.com> cum veritate scripsit:
> Ok, this much is true. However, my personal sticking points aside, if there
> is an 'official' way of doing things, why then is the install guide so thin
> on the ground on these matters? If a bug should be filed against the
> install guide to improve it, i would gladly, because it is as near as
> useless for booting tftp and nfs root machines (on intel at least). the
> simple question of getting etherboot, for example - there are others, to
> boot tftpboot.img is not even mentioned, and that does seem to be one of the
> main uses of tftp booting on intel, though perhaps I am mistaken.
Yes, it is rather thin.
I've used grub with network card support (needs a recompile, the
maintainer refused to include binaries for network support in the
Debian package) to do tftp boots.
It requires a NFS root, i.e. a installer directory with
dbootstrap etc. mountable from somewhere.
For example, this is the grub command-line I used to boot up
a note PC to start up a shell:
kernel (nd)/boot/netboot init=/bin/sh root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.1:/,flags=
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