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Re: Woody Freeze Plans - Progress Report

On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 01:21:23PM -0700, Nicolas Lopez wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 10:37:13AM +0200, Thierry Laronde wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 07, 2001 at 10:16:10PM +0200, Roland Mas wrote:
> > > Ian Eure (2001-04-07 13:02:13 -0700) :
> > > 
> > This GRUB detects the PCI NIC and then sends a bootp request (this is a
> > slighty patched GRUB). It then downloads a menu from the server where the 
>   Patched or just recompiled to enable the support?

GRUB compiled with all the support for the PCI NIc plus a patch to allow
this option :

bootp --with-configfile

which tells GRUB, after having initialize the PCI NIC, to query a `menu.lst'
file from the network (the menu displayed as a choice).
[the patch is in the archive of GRUB mailing list]

> > 
> > Just to say that, if one wants to make install from the network, the size of
> > the kernel(s) and initrd are no more a problem : with a general GRUB floppy
> > one can start from the network.
>   Or a pxegrub image ;) Or nbgrub if you're got an etherboot rom.

Yes. But the above method allows you to use a vanilla floppy for all PCI

Thierry LARONDE, Centre de Ressources Informatiques, Archamps - France
PingOO, serveur de com sur distribution GNU/Linux: http://www.pingoo.org

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