[arch-releng] PXEboot + unattended install

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Nov 20 14:08:27 EST 2011

On Sun, 20 Nov 2011 18:57:54 +0000
Greg Sutcliffe <greg.sutcliffe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20 November 2011 18:28, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > AFAIK archiso images boot fine over pxe. (archboot is not official)
> > archboot doesn't even use aif, but archiso does, and it accepts a 'script' boot parameter,
> > which can do whatever you want, such as starting an aif automatic install.
> > at least, that's how I remember things are.  I didn't ever try this myself but IIRC other people have.
> >
> > Dieter
> Thanks for the fast reply Dieter. I was trying to avoid passing an
> entire iso over TFTP - my internal virtual network takes long enough
> just to pass the 80Mb initrd from archboot. I'll test it anyway (the
> netinst iso is only double that, not too bad), just so I've got a
> handle on how it works - thanks for the tip.

maybe there's a better way (like transmit something minimal, mount / over nfs or whatever),
but i'm not familiar enough with archiso.

> Are there plans to integrate archboot and the main iso images (or aif)
> in some way?


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