[syslinux] Can I use pxelinux to boot a cdrom image or isolinux from pxe?

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Tue Jun 14 01:04:23 PDT 2005

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On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 09:10:04PM -0700, Tim Harvey wrote:
> Greetings,
> I've been a user and fan of SYSLINUX for a couple of years now.  I use PXELINUX
> for a PXE server.  I've only been able to boot linux kernel/initrd images and
> dos bootdisks, however now I'm wanting to create a boot image for the 'Rescue
> Is Possible' (RIP) linux recovery disk -
> http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/
> Previous versions came with a kernel and initrd that could be used with PXE but
> the latest version instead comes as an ISO image which uses syslinux which
> raises a couple of questions:
> 1) Is there some way I can use pxelinux/memdisk to boot a generic bootable ISO
> image?
> 2) Is there some way that I can 'chain load' the syslinux on this ISO image
> from my pxelinux?
> Thanks for any advise,

Qeustions like these, have been posted before on this mailinglist.
I can't recall that I have seen a "Here is a How To" message,
so it doesn't make sense to redirect to the archive of this mailinglist.

Back to the questions. I wonder why you want to solve it at the "client
side". The previous version of RIP provided a nice "server side" setup.
What about taking the usefull parts from the RIP ISO and putting them
on the server where you add the PXELINUX stuff?

> Tim

Geert Stappers

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