Bug 1466184 - Request for signed grub with HTTP included
Request for signed grub with HTTP included
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-06-29 04:32 EDT by Ferry
Modified: 2017-09-06 05:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-09-06 05:53:56 EDT
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Description Ferry 2017-06-29 04:32:09 EDT

we'd like to PXE boot Fedora on computers that have secureboot enabled.

Fedora ships with a signed grub version that can be placed behind shim.efi to accomplish this.

Unfortunately the signed grub version does not include HTTP support for fetching the images and TFTP is really inconsistent performance wise (mostly dependent on the NIC used, when using 300MB initrd's NIC X will download in 20s whilst NIC Y will take 7-10 minutes - they all do it in 20s on HTTP being much more consistent thus).

As such we'd like to request the signed version to include HTTP support, so kernel and initrd can be fetched from a HTTP server providing a much more consistent (and reliable) experience.

Thanks in advance :).
Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 04:36:11 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.
Comment 2 Ferry 2017-09-06 05:53:56 EDT
Fedora 27 / Rawhide seems to have resolved this. Pulled shim/grub from a 27 nightly and can PXE boot whilst loading over HTTP just fine with that.

Currently using it to boot Fedora 25, where grub pulls kernel and initrd from a web server via HTTP.

Thanks :).

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