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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Sat Jun 26 16:28:23 EDT 2010

  On 06/26/2010 06:52 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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.
No problem :)
>>> 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.
>> * 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.
Yes I am using dnsmasq tftp server.
About qemu internal tftpd does not work, hung after downloaded some MBs.
> You can also use gpxelinux instead of pxelinux and then download the ISO
> via ftp or http (gpxelinux will accept INITRD http://...)!
True :) It seems that using pxelinux.0 also works with http://, but 
under qemu (that uses GPXE rom).

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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