Bug 70359 - New limbo installer doesn't seem work via pxelinux
Summary: New limbo installer doesn't seem work via pxelinux
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
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Version: limbo
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-07-31 19:38 UTC by Samuel Flory
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-07 22:33:18 UTC
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Description Samuel Flory 2002-07-31 19:38:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm using pxelinux from syslinux-1.75 to do network installs.  It worked fine
for the old limbo, and for 7.2/3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup dhcp, and tftp to load pxelinux.0  (I can send my config files if need be.)
2.Copy vlminuz, and initrd from images/pxe/ to /tftpboot
3.Setup pxelinux config file
# Redhat Limbo beta 
label limbo
  kernel /vmlinuz.8.0 
  append initrd=initrd.img.8.0 lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=9216

4.Attempt to start limbo installer

Actual Results:  Kernel appears to load, but after a few ".." it hangs.  The
system pxe installed the 1st beta fine.  It pxeboots dos, linux, 7.2, and 7.3
installers just fine.

Additional info:
default autoburn

# Linux nfs root RH (2.4.18-5-netboot4)
label linux
  kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-5-netboot4
  append root=/dev/nfs ip=::::::dhcp nfsroot= co
nsole=ttyS0,9600 console=tty0 

## Autoburn
label autoburn
  kernel  /vmlinuz-2.4.18-5-netboot4 
append  root=/dev/nfs ip=::::::dhcp nfsroot= con
sole=ttyS0,9600 console=tty0 acpismp=force itburns

# Redhat Limbo beta 
label limbo
  kernel /vmlinuz.8.0 
  append initrd=initrd.img.8.0 lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=9216

# Redhat 7.3 fullauto /w burnin 
label 73fb
  kernel /vmlinuz.73 
append  initrd=initrd.img.73 lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=8192 vga=788 ks=nf

#pxe grub stuff
#filename                        "/pxegrub";
option option-150               "/grub.cfg";

#option root-path                "/vol0/nfs/root/initial,v3";

#pxelinux stuff
filename                        "/pxelinux.0";

#next-server          ;
#option routers;

#needed for other dhcpd server
#ddns-update-style  ad-hoc;
max-lease-time 86400;
default-lease-time 43200;

subnet netmask {
        option broadcast-address;

Comment 1 Samuel Flory 2002-08-01 21:31:59 UTC
A work around seem to be to use memdisk:

dd if=/dev/zero of=23040 count=23040
mkdosfs 23040
mount -o loop /limbo/images/bootnet.img m1/
mount -o loop 23040 m2
cp -a m1/* m2
cp /limbo/images/pxeboot/initrd-everything.img m2/initrd.img 
umount m1 m2
syslinux -s 23040

# Redhat Limbo beta
label limbo
    kernel memdisk
    append initrd=23040
  #kernel /vmlinuz.8.0
  #append initrd=initrd.img.8.0 lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=9216

Comment 2 Samuel Flory 2002-08-01 21:36:42 UTC
  I'm not sure it's clear from my last.  I'm using memdisk in pxelinux.

Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2002-08-07 21:06:12 UTC
We ship PXE, not PXELinux. Please contact the author.

Comment 4 Samuel Flory 2002-08-07 22:30:10 UTC
  Actually you do ship pxelinux.
[root@flory sflory]# rpm -qf /usr/lib/syslinux/pxelinux.0

  The pxe package you guys ship is very complex to setup, and lacks the feature
set of pxelinux.  Then again I'm okay with the memdisk work around.

Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2002-08-07 22:32:52 UTC
Eek, you are correct, sorry about that.

Comment 6 Samuel Flory 2002-08-22 17:39:08 UTC
  This works in null.

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