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|Summary:||localboot syntax is unusable under some new servers|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Hui Li <huli>|
|Component:||cobbler||Assignee:||Scott J Henson <shenson>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||13||CC:||awood, dgoodwin, huli, jeckersb, npatil, shenson, vanmeeuwen+fedora|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2011-06-28 07:11:20 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Hui Li 2010-10-25 22:48:52 EDT
Description of problem: After the timeout value passed cannot boot up the local hard disk. The system will hang or repeat PXE boot procedure endlessly. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Just import a distro and using the default settings. Steps to Reproduce: 1.Import a distro. 2.Restart the machine as the Cobbler client. 3.After timeout value passed. Actual results: The system will hang or repeat PXE boot procedure endlessly. Expected results: The system is booting up with the hard disk. Additional info: Actually this problem is due to LOCALBOOT 0 this syntax. Some servers we have test like IBM x3850 X5 and HP DL585 G7 server even some RHTS servers in the Beaker. We have found the solution, using chain.c32 module. Here's instruction we did for this solution. 1.Using the latest syslinux package and using the latest NBP pxelinux.0. 2.Copy menu.c32 and chain.c32 to /tftpboot folder. 3.Modify the server specific configuration file under pxelinux.cfg/ and replace LOCALBOOT 0 with COM32 chain.c32 APPEND hd0 0 Then the system will boot up the hard disk successfully. However, we suppose that it's only a temporary solution by now 'cause after cobbler sync executed the cobbler template will recover the good configuration file. So is it possible to modify Cobbler codes then using chain.c32 to boot up the hard disk? Because "LOCALBOOT 0" really has a serious incompatibility problem with servers and that unable to add new servers to Beaker. Otherwise we can only modify some templates manually.
Comment 1 Scott J Henson 2010-12-31 00:55:48 EST
The template file that generates this should be /etc/cobbler/pxe/pxedefault.template and a few others in this directory. So this should be user modifiable. Also, can we be sure that the new syntax works properly on all systems? From a quick read of the PXE standard and the syslinux documentation, it seems that localboot 0 should work on all boards that truly support PXE. It is supposed to unload the PXE environment and then continue on with the next boot device. So this seems like a bug with the BIOS of the boards that don't boot. Considering the above, I think a documentation note and no change in the defaults that we ship. Does anyone disagree?
Comment 2 Hui Li 2010-12-31 01:13:28 EST
Actually we have changed all /etc/cobbler/pxe/pxedefault.template in our lab controller within module chain.c32. And the whole environment is running for about 2 months and no error reported at all. So I suppose this way is a right method to handle some incompatibly problem.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-01-03 09:34:29 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2011-05-30 10:48:00 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2011-06-28 07:11:20 EDT
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.