Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84638
Phoebe 3 RELEASE-NOTES omit any mention of PXE based installs
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
The instructions on images/pxeboot/README indicate a PXE/TFTP based
install/upgrade is permitted.
Yet -- for 8.0.94, there is a substantial notation and section on changes in the
Installation process, and an enumeration of methods, NOT mentioning PXE based ones.
The following statement is clearly inaccurate:
If you are performing anything other than an installation from an IDE or USB
device, you will be asked to insert a driver diskette created from one of the
following image files:
... for in a PXE/TFTP installation, no removable media device would even be
present. The "anything other than" language is the problem
1. Please amend that line to continue:
from an IDE or USB device, **or across a network, as with a PXE based
new material marked with ** bracketing
2. and later add a sentence:
PXE based installations are discussed in images/pxeboot/README[, and more fully
detailed in __??__].
here:  bracket an unknown to me. Are they discussed more fully in the new
While the capability to perform installs using PXE exists to some extent, it is
not an installation method that we support; therefore, it will not be documented.