[arch-releng] Arch Linux Netboot Live System

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Thu Jan 31 07:41:20 EST 2013

Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> on Thu, 2013/01/31 13:14:
> Am 31.01.2013 12:01, schrieb Christian Hesse:
> > The "Arch Linux Netboot Live System" [0] allows to boot Arch Linux install
> > media directly from internet. At the moment the iPXE image chainloads a
> > syslinux image providing a graphical menu. The culprit is loading kernel
> > and initramfs from WAN - tftp is horribly slow if latency increases.
> We use HTTP exclusively, no TFTP at all. Slowness in the transfer may be
> due to the iPXE network driver performance.
> > My suggestion is to drop syslinux completely and just use iPXE. Latest
> > development releases from git do have a menu system [1] and iPXE itself is
> > capable of loading kernel and initramfs via http (or https or whatever you
> > prefer), decreasing boot time dramatically.
> We would need to port all config files to iPXE. I am rather comfortable
> with the syslinux syntax and we use similar configurations as the CD.
> Other than more maintenance effort for me, I do not see an advantage in
> using iPXE over pxelinux.

Uh, you are right...
pxelinux output flashed by too fast and I hit a very slow mirror I think. So
sorry for the noise, anything is just fine. ;)
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Chris           get my mail address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*               gcc -o sig sig.c && ./sig    */b/42*2-3)*42);}
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