[arch-releng] [archiso] pxe_curl/pxe_nfs now in master ;)

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Tue Nov 29 08:06:57 EST 2011

On 11/29/2011 09:13 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 29.11.2011 11:16, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> Am 28.11.2011 16:37, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>>> Not that mkinitcpio-0.8.0 hits core, I pushed all archiso patched to
>>> master. Wait for next next testbuild, or build yourself!
>>> 8bd0674 [archiso] Add DNS resolver support to archiso_pxe_common
>> The DNS resolver does not work. First, the symlinks
>> /lib/libnss_{files,dns}.so.2 are missing, only the
>> libnss_{files,dns}-2.14.1.so are there.
>> If I create the right symlinks, the resolver seems to do something, but
>> times out. Using an IP address works fine. I don't know what's wrong
>> with the resolver, I might have a look later.
>> I inserted an IP address instead of a name for the moment, you can try
>> netbooting by running
>>   qemu -m 1G -kernel gpxe.lkrn [1]
>> Download takes a while, but the image boots up fine.
>> [1] https://releng.archlinux.org/pxeboot/gpxe_text.lkrn
> Okay, I think I found the problem:
> The ip= command line option doesn't pass a DNS server! The ipconfig
> utility simply uses the same as the remote server - which is wrong in
> the case of qemu.
> Instead of IPAPPEND 3, I now use ip=dhcp and the resolver works.
The issue will be when machine has two or more network devices. You need 
to pass manually BOOTIF option, otherwise ipconfig will setup all 
network devices with the same settings.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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