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Boot with two Debian-live "disks" [was: Net (PXE) boot from a two interfaces computer]

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On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 10:27:52AM -0500, Joseph Rawson wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 September 2008 04:17:39 Frédéric BOITEUX wrote:
> > 	Hello,
> >
> >   I'm trying to boot a Debian Live system from network (with PXE) on a
> > PC with 2 ethernet interfaces. It doesn't work because the bootable
> > ethernet interface (only one of the two) is recognized as 'eth1' by
> > udev, the other one as 'eth0', so the Debian Live system send
> > its DHCP request (to configure it, then mounting its filesystem by NFS)
> > on the wrong interface (it isn't connected).

Sorry for hijacking the thread -- but I had just a similar problem,
which has its roots in live-initramfs as well: a system with two live
images (one on USB stick, one on a flash-ide, seen by the system as
/dev/hda). Telling the BIOS to boot from USB does boot kernel and
initramfs from there *but* mounts the cramfs from "the other" disk.

Lots of fun, I tell you ;-)

The use case would be updating the "built-in" image. Now I guess there
could be a way to circumvent that with some boot params (I don't know
wheter this would be possible in the two-NIC case of Frédéric).

- -- tomás
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