[Mageia-dev] PXE boot on cauldron failed

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 20:19:51 CET 2013

On 9 January 2013 09:26, Guillaume Rousse <guillomovitch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Any idea ?
>>> huh, i never knew that you could specify URLs in pxe configs... for
>>> kernel and initrds
>> Me neither, this is very cool actually. If you make it work again
>> Olivier, that would deserve a mini wiki somewhere...
> Unless something changed, tough, there is still a length limit to appended
> parameters (probably 255), so using an URL for initrd is likely to reach
> this limit earlier.

good point!
it's supposed to be fixed with kernel-2.6.26 but I guess some boot loaders
do not use the latest boot protocol (/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc/x86/boot.txt)
or still silently cut after 255/256 bytes.

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