Bug 440271 - Intel e1000 boot ROM doesn't show up in boot menu
Intel e1000 boot ROM doesn't show up in boot menu
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Glauber Costa
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-02 11:49 EDT by Jay Turner
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-10 02:53:19 EDT
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2008-04-02 11:49:36 EDT
Description of problem:

When /usr/share/kvm/pxe-e1000.bin loads (either if specified as -option-rom, or
when -boot string contains 'n' is present) there's no "Network" choice in F10
menu, and the code from the ROM is unconditionally executed.

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Additional info:

This breaks situations when user wants to have boot from network available
(selectable via F10 menu), but default to boot from network. Examples are "-boot
cn" (this one can be produced by libvirt) or "-boot c -option-rom
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-02 23:36:54 EDT
Hmmm, something from the e1000 pxe rom must be different.  As the option rom
definitely shouldn't get called unconditionally.  And there's nothing special
casing it afaict from a quick look through kvm.
Comment 2 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-04-03 03:45:30 EDT
Jeremy I was attempting to rebuild the option rom, but was not able to find
neither sources nor configuration file used to generate one that was shipped in
the package. Do we ship a blob here?

Also, I generated a rom from gPXE project and it worked (nearly, that is it had
a default DHCP timeout somewhat shorter) all well. I'm thinking whether we
should package etherboot or gPXE separately providin rom images for selected
NICs and let qemu/kvm use those?
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:35:17 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 6 Lubomir Rintel 2009-06-10 02:53:19 EDT
I believe this was reworked in F11.

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