Re: Bug#140579: TFTP-booting the bootfloppies on i386 now working!
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I have successfully installed a debian with debian's boot-floppies via
TFTP on i386. As already mentioned in this bug, there is a tool called
"mknbi-linux" witch appends initrds to a tftpimage. "mknbi-linux is part
of the debian package "mknbi" (Create tagged images for Etherboot or
Netboot). If you add the root.bin to the existing tftpboot.img with
"mknbi-linux" the boot-floppies do their work.
I have writte a patch to the "tftpboot.sh" 1.25 that I got via CVS. The
patch is appended to the mail. boot-floppies should add a
build-dependency for "mknbi", and the skript should be working on future
Then the tftpboot.img boots with etherboot- and netboot-roms. (I've only
tested etherboot). If you wanna boot these images with a 3com rom, you
need to extend it with "imggen", as I mentioned before (I've tested this
one too). I'll contact the "mknbi" maintainer to include it in his package.
sorry for taking so long and missing woody-freeze :(
I've been on a longer vacation.
spg@spacepig:~$ diff tftpboot.sh_1.25 tftpboot.sh_1.25-1
| elif [ "$arch" = "i386" ]; then
| mknbi-linux --output $tftpimage.tmp $tftpimage $rootimage
| mv $tftpimage.tmp $tftpimage
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