Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165239
Missing pSeries netboot images
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
Description of problem:
The files in this directory are for use in booting a pSeries
machine. They are as follows:
boot.iso - A bootable CD-ROM image for starting an installation on pSeries
netboot.img - A network boot image for starting an installation on pSeries
There is no netboot.img file
There should be a netboot.img file for netbooting
This is because we're not getting the zImage.stub stuff on the ppc64 kernel anymore.
netboot.img was the combined kernel-and-initrd hack? I thought we dropped that
because yaboot was going to be fixed so it could actually load them separately?
*** Bug 167266 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 119053 [details]
Create netboot images again (for ppc32 and ppc64)
zImage.stub doesn't need to be created anew with each kernel -- it can be part
of the ppc64-utils package along with the mkzimage script. The current
ppc64-utils package is waiting in beehive with that fix.
This patch adjusts the installer accordingly. It needs to be applied on top of
the patch in bug #166625, which creates a unified boot CD.
(Rationale: although yaboot _can_ be used for booting from TFTP, it's more
complicated to do it that way. Not only do you have to make yaboot itself
available by TFTP, but also the kernel and initrd and a hand-modified
yaboot.conf pointing at them. In addition to this, yaboot can't actually read
from the CD on Pegasos II machines -- so the ppc32 'netboot.img' is useful there
because it means we can still boot from the CD instead of having to hack up a
Paul committed this with your other ppc changes