[syslinux] Chainloading pxe boot loaders and dhcp root-path option

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri May 27 15:36:03 PDT 2011

On 05/27/2011 03:17 PM, Gene Cumm wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 21:40, Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 06:26,  <Kjetil.Mikkelborg at kongsberg.com> wrote:
>>> Any progress in this rewrite?
>>> I have been watching this list since you announced your work in hope that you might succeed one day :)
>> Not really yet.  It's still on my mind though.
> Over the weekend I was able whip it into better shape.
> http://git.zytor.com/?p=users/genec/syslinux.git;a=blob_plain;f=com32/modules/pxechn.c;hb=refs/heads/pxechain-com32-alpha
> is the raw file in my git tree.
> Todos:
> 1) Set BOOTP/DHCP sname/option 67
> 2) Use HPA's pack/unpack (thank you)
> 3) Allow for arbitrary options (String, IP address and hexbytes are my
> first targets; (u)int{8,16,32} would be the remaining possibilities)

I think there is a library for that in ISC dhcp, it might be too much,
but it might be worth checking out at least.


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