[syslinux] Feature request

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Mar 19 06:20:18 PST 2003

Olli Savia wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to make my machine to boot over network with pxelinux.
> My machine has two network interfaces and I'd like to use
> pxelinux's IAPPEND option to pass network configuration to the
> kernel. Unfortunately, with IAPPEND option I can't pass default
> interface to the kernel and my boot fails.
> Could it possible to add a feature to pxelinux that can be used to
> add <device> and <PROTO> fields to generated kernel ip command
> line parameter (ip parameter format is described
> in kernel sorce file net/ipv4/ipconfig.c).

No.  Don't bother with IPAPPEND and just let the kernel dhcp again if 
you really need it.

IPAPPEND is really only needed for some very exceptional circumstances 
when a repeated DHCP would cause problems.  I don't want to keep adding 
cruft to it.


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