booting from host with multiple network cards

Henning Glawe glaweh at
Sun Nov 22 17:17:10 CET 2009

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 03:33:37PM +0100, Thomas Lange wrote:
> >>>>> On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 15:21:07 +0100, Henning Glawe <glaweh at> said:
>     > I think that there would be still the problem of interface names/enumeration
>     > of the network devices. Is there any way to detect which interface was used
>     > for pxe/tftp kernel loading? 
> If you have two cards (a very common hardware), and PXE booting is
> done from the "first" card which the kernel defines as eth1, it's a
> perfect solution to tell the kernel ethdevice=eth1.

which you would need to configure manually in the pxeconfig for the
individual machine...

> The kernel itself does not know anything about were it was loaded
> from. It even does not know if it was loaded from network or disk or
> whatever device.

Well, but maybe there is some way in pxelinux to auto-generate a kernel
command line parameter for this, which in turn cound be evaluated in the

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