[syslinux] localboot option in PXELINUX

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Fri Jan 14 11:32:48 PST 2005

On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 04:48:06PM +0100, Gebhardt Thomas wrote:
> Hi,
> > On a properly functioning BIOS, it means boot the next device in the
> > list (like having CD-ROM in your list with nothing in the drive... it
> > goes on to the next thing.)
> thanks for your help!
> So the sentence
> > On PXELINUX, specifying "LOCALBOOT 0" instead of a "KERNEL"
> > option means invoking this particular label will cause a local
> > disk boot instead of booting a kernel.
> is a bit misleading; depending on the configured BIOS boot device list
> "LOCALBOOT 0" could as well mean "try PXE boot on the second NIC".

Yes, the next Network Interface Card is indeed local to the computer
and considered a valid (local) boot device.

Read "LOCALBOOT 0" as "localboot++" 

> Cheers, Thomas

Geert Stappers

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