booting from host with multiple network cards
glaweh at physik.fu-berlin.de
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 physik.fu-berlin.de> 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
> 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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