Bug#666879: s390(x): please add a netboot image
On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 08:09:45AM +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
>You can boot CDs on s390, which is why we generate ISOs. However, nobody
>implemented to actually pull the debs from the disc. Instead booting CD1 is
>basically equivalent to booting a netboot image. You can, of course, copy the
>debs onto some FTP and then install from there.
>Hence it would be useful to provide a real netboot image that only contains the
>usual documentation, the d390.ins and the boot subdir of a normal CD images,
>but no further debs.
>Please note (for someone's reference) that copying the .ins and boot from the
>CD to a FTP server does not seem to work when trying to boot in LPAR mode. CD
>booting does work with current squeeze images, however.
Hmmm. I didn't realise that s390 was so limited in terms of CD
booting. Is it actually worth spending much time on s390 CDs?
Secondly - debian-cd doesn't make netboot images at all at the moment,
that's normally down to the d-i folks. We could do it, but it's
probably worth checking with them first.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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