[syslinux] testing out 6.03 network booting... (6.03-pre19)

Shantanu Gadgil shantanugadgil at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 14 01:00:09 PDT 2014

On Mon, 8/11/14, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [syslinux] testing out 6.03 network booting... (6.03-pre19)
 To: "Shantanu Gadgil" <shantanugadgil at yahoo.com>, "syslinux at zytor.com" <syslinux at zytor.com>
 Date: Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:21 PM
 On 08/11/2014 06:12 AM,
 Shantanu Gadgil wrote:
  > * Things are broken using 6.03-pre17
 lpxelinux.0 and working correctly using 6.03-pre19
 Wonderful.  It looks like we really hit some
 paydirt here.
We are not ready for "prime-time" though.
Using the "lpxelinux.0" file from 6.03-pre19 ...

My RHEL5 installs, when  using the "http://" for kernel, initrd and append lines, seem to be hitting some sort of parameter length limit.
The culprit seems to be the long "append" line.

The same append line, when NOT using "http://" work fine. (of course the initrd and kernel lines don't have http://xxxxxxxxx) and so are shorter.

RHEL6 installs works fines with the long parameter lengths, http or otherwise.

* I'll try to shorten the WEB url for RHEL5 and see if it goes through.


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