[arch-releng] [PATCH 1/3] [syslinux-iso] Comment IPAPPEND option and add comment about usage.

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Jun 26 05:52:38 EDT 2010

Am 25.06.2010 22:50, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> OK. Tested (using mkinitcpio.git and syslinux 4.00-pre60 (not in repos))
>> * Build OK
>> * Boot normal OK
>> * Boot from PXE+NBD OK
>> * Boot from MEMDISK OK
>> * Boot from PXE+MEMDISK OK

Wow, many thanks.

>> Warning: in syslinux-4.00-pre50 memdiskfind command is missing, I open
>> a FS if still missing in next package.

Yes, it didn't exist in that version. And in a later version, it was
broken. We'll have syslinux 4.00 on Monday if all goes to plan, so I can
move that to extra then.

> btw
> * MEMDISK was tested directly using:
> qemu-system-x86_64 -m 512 -kernel /tmp/archiso-tftp/memdisk -initrd
> /tmp/archiso-tftp/boot/archlinux.iso -append "archisolabel=ARCH_201006"

WTF, that didn't work for me ... well, my "initrd" was a 700MB hard disk
image and no a 160MB ISO. Still, it simply hung and didn't continue.

> * PXE+MEMDISK (add a menu entry to
> /tmp/archiso-tftp/pxelinux.cfg/default like this)
> LABEL memdisk
> MENU LABEL memdisk
> LINUX memdisk
> INITRD /boot/archlinux.iso
> APPEND iso
> then booting via PXE any machine.

You should mention that iputils' tftpd has a 16MB size limitation! You
need to use either tftp-hpa or dnsmasq. You can probably also use qemu's
builtin tftpd.

You can also use gpxelinux instead of pxelinux and then download the ISO
via ftp or http (gpxelinux will accept INITRD http://...)!

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