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Bug#295953: install: tftpd (package) can't PXE boot

Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl> writes:

> On Friday 18 February 2005 23:53, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
>> The Sarge installer manual for PXE boot should mention that the tftpd
>> package is not suitable for PXE boot and atftpd (untested) or
>> tftpd-hpa (works) must be used.
> Do you mean the big, fat note in [1] is not enough?
> [1] http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s06.html#tftpd
> Closing this bug.
> Cheers,

Aparently not.

Right at the start it says:

| You need to setup a TFTP server, and for many machines, a BOOTP
| server , or DHCP server.


| The Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is used to serve the boot
| image to the client. Theoretically, any server, on any platform,
| which implements these protocols, may be used. In the examples in
| this section, we shall provide commands for SunOS 4.x, SunOS 5.x
| (a.k.a. Solaris), and GNU/Linux.

The "any server" obviously isn't true as debian has one that doesn't
work. Maybe that could be clarified to "any server with tsize support"
with a hyperlink to the NOTE in the tftpd section?

I already had tftpd up and running for my mipsel system so I never
fully read the detailed tftpd section but only skimmed it. My
bad. Maybe colour coding the note might help too.


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