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Re: Using RPL to load grub

From: Shaun Jackman
Subject: Re: Using RPL to load grub
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 16:58:57 -0700

On 2/10/06, Yedidyah Bar-David <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have no idea, but I do not think it should be necessary - how did you
> compile your grub? I am pretty sure something like '--enable-diskless'
> should make it config through the network. I know this is so for nbgrub
> and pxegrub, but never tried what you did (rpl and stage2 directly).

I found the --enable-diskless option, but I didn't necessarily want to
use nbgrub or pxegrub, since RPL is neither netboot nor PXE, although
possibly it could be made to work with one of those. However, I found
the stage2/diskless image -- which is usually used tacked onto a
header image to create nbgrub and pxegrub -- is exactly what I want!
Although, it's not installed by default. The open source rpld (Remote
Program Load) can load it like this:

        FILE {
                path = "/srv/tftp/diskless";
                load = 0x8200;
        execute = 0x8200;

By default the diskless image fetches /boot/grub/menu.lst. Is it
possible to specify something else? Preferably something dynamic, such
as /tftpboot/grub/%s, where %s is the IP address of the booting


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