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Bug#570273: debian-installer: netboot stops after loading pxelinux.cfg/default

"Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe" <Mario.Holbe@TU-Ilmenau.DE> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 01:18:01AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
>> Problem is: it works perfectly here for me using the daily image you linked 
>> to on two systems: in VirtualBox and my (oldish) Toshiba laptop.
> All right, I think I got it... syslinux/pxelinux.txt states, that:
> 	PXELINUX currently requires that the boot server has a TFTP server
> 	which supports the "tsize" TFTP option (RFC 1784/RFC 2349).

But if you look in the NEWS file of Syslinux, which is packaged as
/usr/share/doc/syslinux/changelog.gz (why?) you'll find:

Changes in 3.70:
        * PXELINUX: We no longer require a TFTP server which supports
          the tsize option for all transfers.

which sounds ambiguous, but if you also consider
it becomes clear that this issue shouldn't affect the Lenny version.

If it does, that definitely is a Syslinux bug.

> However, although tftpd-hpa generally works, it is horribly slow in
> inetd as well as in standalone mode, i.e. it takes ages until some
> menu is displayed (having a look at the network traffic going on in
> the meantime shows why :/).

I never had such a problem with tftpd-hpa.  Could you please elaborate?

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