[syslinux] Additional file for pxelinux?

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Sat Jul 16 03:56:33 PDT 2005

On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 06:39:41PM +0200, Sebastian Tillmann wrote:
> Hi,
> So, I have the kernel loaded, the initrd booted and the additional file
> resides somewhere in the RAM. I now need a way to access this file. For
> example, I can access the kernel file via /proc/kcore; the initrd image 
> is accessible via /dev/initrd (I guess this is the initrd image?). Is 
> there a similar way to access any additional files that pxelinux loaded
> from the tftp server? Any suggestions?

>From another thread:

| >I suggest to solve the problem in the initrd, so that the first initrd
| >retrieves the the second "initrd".
| >
| For initrd this is not possible (using any bootloader), but with
| initramfs it is, and syslinux 3 support it; just specify multiple
| initramfs files as a comma-separated list:
| initrd=file1.cpio.gz,file2.cpio.gz,file3.cpio.gz

> Thanks again for the help!

The magic words seem to be 'initramfs' and 'cpio'

Geert Stappers

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