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Re: debian-installer netboot

Le mar 11/05/2004 à 06:47, Steve Langasek a écrit :
> On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 02:39:04PM +0200, Benoit Peccatte wrote:
> > I'm tring to compile debian-installer to be able to boot via the
> > network. The goal is to try it on an alpha, by my first steps are on an
> > i386 as it is much faster.
> > I made the "build_netboot" target, I think the word netboot is
> > misleading, because I got a mini.iso file : "tiny CD image that boots
> > the netboot installer". But what I want is a net-BOOT not a net-install.
> It also produces two files named initrd.gz and vmlinuz, which
> (supposedly) can be used together to netboot an i386 machine.  I'm not
> sure of the exact semantics of this, personally.

Then the manifest is wrong. And vmlinuz is not bootable "as is". You
must modify it to make it an etherboot file or a PXE boot file.

> > How can I get a tftpboot file to really netboot ?
> > How can I get same file for an alpha ?
> An SRM-netbootable daily image for alpha is available at
> <http://people.debian.org/~vorlon/d-i/images/daily/netboot/>.

Thank you, that's what I was looking for, I'll give it a try soon.


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