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Re: status of grub netboot in GRUB2

From: Lennart Sorensen
Subject: Re: status of grub netboot in GRUB2
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:26:45 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 09:31:13PM +0200, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> On 08/31/2010 09:05 PM, John Lumby wrote:
> First of all please avoid sending HTML-formatted mails to this list.
> > Anyone know if any work is being done on implementing a netboot
> > function into GRUB2 similar to what is available in GRUB1?    I.e.,  
> >    .   supports current network hardware with self-contained drivers
> >    .  does not require PXE hardware
> >    .  does not require any other software
> >
> This is useful functionality for e.g. OS recovery over internet, system
> where firmware supports netboot but provides only pretty unusable
> functions to bootloader or when GRUB itself is a firmware
> Manoelo Abranches is working on this feature:
> . One of the
> tasks in my TODO list is to assess how much can be merged into 1.99.

Well a neat program for booting over the internet would be gPXE:

Maybe that does what needed already.

Len Sorensen

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