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Re: Feature request: network devices

From: Seth Goldberg
Subject: Re: Feature request: network devices
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:32:15 -0800 (PST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (GSO 1167 2008-08-23)


Enhancing the TFTP & PXE boot capabilities of GRUB2 is extremely important to our use of GRUB2, so if you're interested in doing this work, please let me know so we can coordinate our efforts.


Quoting mardok45, who wrote the following on Tue, 10 Nov 2009:

Are you talking about Grub legacy?  I would like to use Grub2 just for the
sake of being up-to-date.

What needs to be added to Grub2 to be able to boot via TFTP?  I can't make
any promises, but I would like to see if I can add the features myself as a
side project (when I'm not busy with school).

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:40 AM, Vasily Averin <address@hidden> wrote:

mardok45 wrote:
I'm attempting to load Grub2 off a DHCP server with Macintosh's
(PowerPC) Netboot.

I am able to boot Grub2, but it gives me the following errors:

error: no such disk
Unsupported type network for device last-boot
Unsupported type network for device last-boot
error: no such disk

I've used grub from bean's git repository and lightly patched it to add
module for efi.
Then I've created grub.efi binary with embed grub.cfg and embed disk with

I'd like to make a feature request to have network device drivers.  It'd
be nice to be able to boot off the network and be prompted with a menu
that allows you to boot into one of several different Linux environment
contained on a server.  Maintenance and imaging are the main things I
want to use this for.


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