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RE: [Qemu-devel] proposal : use gpxe roms in upstream qemu

From: Laurent Vivier
Subject: RE: [Qemu-devel] proposal : use gpxe roms in upstream qemu
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:35:28 +0200

>Hi people,
>For a while now, we are using gpxe instead of etherboot in fedora's qemu, with 
>strong success.
>etherboot is currently deprecated, and gpxe offers a lot of interesting 
>features, like iscsi
>initiator support, besides being actively maintained. I even think with some 
>effort we may be
>able to get rid of extboot by using gpxe infrastructure to initiate virtio 

To boot from a virtio-disk with gPXE you can use my (old) patches:


This series of patches adds block device boot support.

The goal is to use gPXE to boot from a virtio-blk device.

This series has been modified to work with Bochs BIOS with/without BCV or PnP  

[PATCH 1/4] Move romprefix generic part from arch/i386/prefix/romprefix.S to 
[PATCH 2/4] Add block device boot support 
[PATCH 3/4] Add virtio-blk driver 
[PATCH 4/4] cdrom boot support 

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