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Old 01-06-2011, 05:36 AM   #1
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Red face Netboot in GRUB


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I am trying to use netboot functionality available in GRUB(legacy). I just compiled GRUB with --enable-diskless and --enable-rtl8139 options and installed in USB flash drive. I am getting the grub prompt when tried to boot from that USB. But not getting bootp command..what i need to do to enable bootp command??
 
Old 01-12-2011, 07:38 AM   #2
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If you have the grub prompt you need to enter the instructions for the boot menu. I can not give you the step by step because I would need to know what partition and which distro you are using. Do you have a distro on this flash drive?
 
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I admit I had never heard about netbooting using grub - it's cool! This guy http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/G...E_network_boot is using a different command - dhcp and root (nd) instead of [bootp], could you give that a go?
 
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Can't say but take a look at gpxe. It may work if you can't get this working.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 04:02 AM   #5
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If you have the grub prompt you need to enter the instructions for the boot menu. I can not give you the step by step because I would need to know what partition and which distro you are using. Do you have a distro on this flash drive?
My kernel(Ubuntu-10.04) is in hard disk (partition 1).
 
Old 01-13-2011, 07:08 AM   #6
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First I may misunderstand you but you are trying to boot ubuntu 10.04. If so I have tried and never had success at using grub legacy to boot an ext4 file system except by chainloading. A couple of distros that I know of (Open Suse and Fedora) use ext4 with a modified grub legacy.
 
  


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