[syslinux] localboot option in PXELINUX

Gebhardt Thomas gebhardt at hrz.uni-marburg.de
Fri Jan 14 07:48:06 PST 2005


> 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".

Cheers, Thomas

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