[arch-releng] [archiso] pxe_curl/pxe_nfs now in master ;)
C Anthony Risinger
anthony at xtfx.me
Tue Nov 29 22:27:53 EST 2011
On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 29.11.2011 11:16, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> I inserted an IP address instead of a name for the moment, you can try
>> netbooting by running
>> qemu -m 1G -kernel gpxe.lkrn 
>> Download takes a while, but the image boots up fine.
>>  https://releng.archlinux.org/pxeboot/gpxe_text.lkrn
> For testing better use this:
> qemu -net nic,model=virtio -net user -m 1G -kernel gpxe.lkrn
> Without the virtio interface, download rates are tiny. With virtio, I
> just downloaded the images with almost 3MB/s.
wow ... very cool. i like how the boot image is only 304K -- after
selecting the real image, i was looking at a prompt about 30sec later
... neat :-)
i didn't have 1G of ram to use at that moment, so i tried 512M
instead, seemed to work ok ... whats the minimum?
might be a bit bandwidth intensive tho -- would be cool to see
flurry/torrent-like method (eg, libtorrent) of gathering the images
... might be a bit "out there", but i would seed the images ;-), and i
have a pretty nice connection.
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