Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440271
Intel e1000 boot ROM doesn't show up in boot menu
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:16:19 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
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?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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I believe this was reworked in F11.