Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167762
Gui does not presserv or allow kernel boot options to be set for a diskless system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
Description of problem:
The gui tool does not allow one to set kernel boot options for a diskless
client. If changes are made to the pxelinux.cfg file of that diskless client
the gui will destroy the changes made if used later to adjust the diskless
clients settings. There needs to be a way to set kernel boot options and have
them be persistent to the diskless client.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This bug is fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.33-1_EL4, available from:
Options entered manually into pxelinux.cfg/ files ARE preserved, UNLESS they
are options that are always generated and set by system-config-netboot - these
options must always be set only by the GUI:
'initrd', 'root', 'init', 'ks', 'method', 'ip', 'console',
'ramdisk_size', 'NFSROOT', 'SNAPSHOT', 'ETHERNET'
All other kernel / anaconda boot options can be manually set in the cfg file
and their values will be preserved accross cfg file modifications by s-c-nb.
From User-Agent: XML-RPC
system-config-netboot-0.1.33-1_FC4 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.