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Bug 438103 - Implement non-PXE boot methods using mkelfimage
Summary: Implement non-PXE boot methods using mkelfimage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ltsp
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: K12LTSP
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-19 02:30 UTC by Warren Togami
Modified: 2008-12-30 02:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-30 02:36:29 UTC

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Description Warren Togami 2008-03-19 02:30:05 UTC
Many older clients, or clients using non-PXE methods like LinuxBIOS or bootp
cannot use the standard kernel and initrd images.  The kernel and initrd must be
wrapped in a certain way to allow booting by these clients.  Debian/Ubuntu has
their own implementation using mkelfimage to support these clients that I need
to adapt in a Fedora way.

Some very older clients need an image wrapped with mknbi instead to be
supported, but it is currently not a priority for me to implement this.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:43:04 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2008-08-11 04:53:37 UTC
Checked into ltsp-trunk and will be in the next ltsp update.

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