Repeated PXE jumpstart
emaste at phaedrus.sandvine.ca
Mon Sep 24 10:42:03 PDT 2007
On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 09:02:04PM +0100, Jan Grant wrote:
> The alternative is to put PXE ahead of the HD in the boot order, and
> call back to the deployment host at the end of installation (prior to
> reboot) to signal a DHCP reconfiguration.
> It adds a PXE timeout to each boot; the upside is that replacing a
> wedging or otherwise broken install is just a matter of reconfiguring a
> DHCP server.
You could instead load pxegrub and have it boot from the disk instead
of waiting for the PXE timeout. Or, if you're willing to accept a
network-booted loader, how about just having it load and boot the kernel
from the disk?
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