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Installation fromPXE netboot

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dekar
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Re: Installation fromPXE netboot

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Post by dekar » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:54 am

Hello all!

Do we plan adding netboot functional in future releases?

It's really needfully feature.

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Re: Installation fromPXE netboot

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Post by patpat » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:46 pm

ditto.

Today a Linux distro w/o PXE support is hard to believe....

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Re: Installation fromPXE netboot

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Post by fehlix » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:35 pm

dekar wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:54 am
Hello all!

Do we plan adding netboot functional in future releases?

It's really needfully feature.
Suggest to open a Enhancement request at https://bugs.mxlinux.org/,
to get better visibility.
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Re: Installation fromPXE netboot

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Post by patpat » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:58 pm

MX (or antiX) does not support PXE boot because:
1) The booting initrd does not include the required network components.
2) The included init script does not know anything about network boot

But Serva did it:
https://www.vercot.com/~serva/an/NonWindowsPXE3.html

Their approach consists of loading a sequence of 2 initrds included in MX's ISO and a tiny one provided by Serva;
I just got a PXE booting MX 18.3; cool.

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