[arch-releng] [RFC] [PATCH] [archiso] README: add: alternative boot methods

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Apr 19 10:19:58 EDT 2012

On 04/19/2012 05:13 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>> +All ISOs are ready to act as PXE server, some manual steps are needed
>> +to setup desired PXE boot mode.
>> +Alternativelly is possible to use an already PXE server following the same logic.
>> +Note: Setup network first, adjust IP adresses, and respect all slashes "/".
> to set up the desired PXE boot mode.
> Alternatively it is possible to use a what?
Your "PXE server" made with you with for example: ISC dhcpd, tftp-hpa, 
and maybe other components.
> "respect all slashes" isn't that obvious?
Maybe, but not in all cases. (example last slash must be present here 
otherwise will not work at all: --dhcp-option-force=210,/arch/ )
> How about DHCP?  As I user I would like to know if any dhcp server is started by default (as this could have an impact on my network)
> maybe you should add something like "some manual steps are needed to set up the desired PXE boot mode, which also involves enabling the DHCP server"
dnsmasq always start the dhcp server, in fact I titled it as "* DHCP + TFTP"

Following the policy, that the user knows what he does, and this is 
purely as a reference and memory aid(at least this is my intention), do 
not think it needed further clarification. If necessary the wiki is the 
right place.

Thank you for the feedback :)

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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