[syslinux] Boot into operating system after PXE boot

Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Sat Jul 1 04:33:38 PDT 2006

On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 10:09:51AM +0000, Bart Coninckx wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to check with you all if the following is possible:
> I'd like to combine G4L (Ghost clone) with PXE (been done before) but in such a way that an option in LDAP is checked after booting with PXE. If it's set, a certain program is executed with certain parameters (G4L), if not, the PC should continue to boot in it's installed operating system.
> Is the latter possible? If so, how do I go about to continue booting after the PXE soft has loaded? I've seen it in a commercial product (Zenworks Imaging by Novell), so it should be possible ...

One possible way is to boot G4L, check if the system needs reimaging,
and, if not, use kexec to boot the already installed linux system.

Or the other way around, the installed system checks ldap and continues
or boots G4L (kexec, loadlin or other method).

If the installed system is restricted to Linux or *BSD, I wouldn't
use kexec to boot G4L, but integrate G4L in the current system's initrd.

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