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Old 08-21-2006, 04:22 AM   #1
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Is it possible to update the pxe network install initrd.img and vmlinuz ?


At our office we have built a PXE network install machine, using the guide here -

We used this method to install Fedora Core 4.

It worked fine until we got a new range of motherboards with a in-built via-rhineII network card, the original Fedora Core 4 kernel (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) doesn't support the network card so it unable to pick up the NFS mount (with the FC4 DVD files on).

The most recent Fedora Core 4 kernel (2.6.17) does support the card, so it is possible to install FC4 via DVD then copy (via CD) the latest kernel RPM

- this is however very fiddly.

Is it possible to update the initrd.img and vzlinuz used by the PXE boot to the 2.16.17 kernel ?

- or is it possible to use the LAN driver from here - in conjuction with the original kernel (2.6.11) for the pxe install ??

Also - I have managed to use the latest Fedora 4 kernel - 2.6.17 to use as a diskless environment as outlined here -

- It works fine (for diskless)

I just need to know how to update the network-install kernel?
Old 08-22-2006, 04:54 AM   #2
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If it is not possible to upgrade the network install kernel is it possible to add a module to the original ?


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