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Old 12-10-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
nagileon
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PXE + httpfs


Hi there


I already have a PXE server in my network with Centos,Fedora,Memtest,Knopix etc.

I need to add backtrack to the list.

So I copied vmlinuz + initrd.gz to /tftpboot/backtrack/
I modified my configuration file: vim /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default

LABEL backtrack
MENU LABEL BT4
KERNEL backtrack/vmlinuz
IPAPPEND 1
APPEND netboot=http httproot=http://10.15.0.3/repo/ vga=0x317 initrd=backtrack/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=9999 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet

When I boot I can see the initrd.gz and vmlinuz are being loaded but then the system is unable to find BT4 directory and it drops into busybox shell. Which means that http://10.15.0.3/repo/ is not being mounted to /mnt/httpfs/.

I can mount it from command line though:

httpfs http://10.15.0.3/repo/ /mnt/httpfs/

All this makes me think that backtrack doesn't really understand following line in the configuration file:

APPEND netboot=http httproot=http://10.15.0.3/repo/

So how to make backtrack aware that I need it to mount httproot=http://10.15.0.3/repo/ to /httpfs during the boot proces ?

Reagrds

Peter
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc..._O0QI4LYtbL-oA

http://hi.baidu.com/huatux/blog/item...1277fb587.html


http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...parentID=51411


Might work stock with gpxe.

Last edited by jefro; 12-10-2009 at 06:02 PM.
 
  


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