booting from host with multiple network cards

Michael Goetze mgoetze at
Mon Nov 23 15:22:30 CET 2009

Toomas Tamm wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 01:38:16PM +0100, Thomas Lange wrote:
>> * bootoption ethdevice: use specified network device for network booting
>> (PXE) instead of default (being eth0). Feature contributed by Helge
>> Wagner. Usage example: ethdevice=eth1
> Does anyone know/remember, why the problem cannot be fixed properly,
> i.e. make live-initramfs try all interfaces and use the first one
> where a DHCP reply is obtained?
> This used to be possible with fai-kernels under etch, so why is it not
> possible with live-initramfs?

Red Hat's Kickstart also does this, I agree it would definitely be much

However, lacking that, the ethdevice boot option would at least be
better than what we have now...


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