Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438103
Implement non-PXE boot methods using mkelfimage
Last modified: 2008-12-29 21:36:29 EST
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.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Checked into ltsp-trunk and will be in the next ltsp update.