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Re: PXEgrub development on grub2

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: PXEgrub development on grub2
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:59:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 05:04:35PM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> HEllo
> 2009/9/9 Felix Zielcke <address@hidden>:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 09.09.2009, 17:07 +0300 schrieb Lars Nooden:
> >> I see that all new work is on Grub2.  What timeline is there for
> >> bringing the pxegrub functionality forward to grub2 from legacy grub?
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> -Lars
> >>
> >
> > I don't know what pxegrub can do, but GRUB 2 has PXE support:
> >
> >
> This would suffice for reading config and/or default from tftp so the
> boot selection can be changed remotely on systems that have PXE.
> Is it possible to do something similar on systems that do not have PXE
> (ie systems without PXE BIOS or Apple EFI)?

We should have network card drivers like GRUB Legacy had.  In GRUB Legacy,
they were imported from Etherboot.  In GRUB 2 we can do the same, as long
as they're GPL-compatible.

Robert Millan

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