I was the one who put up the posting about redhat 8 and pxe.
I'm having problems with it.
I don't use the pxe that comes with redhat like you do, I actually
use the pxelinux that comes with syslinux. This also uses
tftp to get the kernel to the client.
You put the vmlinuz and initrd files in /tftpboot, I've done
this, this works perfectly with redhat 7.3 but with 8.0
the client just spews garbage at the spot where it should be executing
I'd thought that vmlinuz or initrd was corrupt. Although if you've
got it working then this wouldn't appear to be the case.
On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 10:15:42PM +0100, Ronan Waide wrote:
> I have a vague recollection that someone asked about PXE-booting into
> a RedHat 8 install, or maybe they were asking about kickstart and I'm
> just using this as a flimsy excuse to serve yesterday's newly-learned
> fact. To wit, a default Red Hat PXE install (i.e. set up the pxe RPM,
> then copy vmlinuz from images/pxe to
> /tftpboot/X86PC/UNDI/whatever/linux.1, initrd.img to linux.2) defaults
> to trying to NFS-mount /kickstart. And it tries to mount it off your
> /DHCP/ server, not your PXE server. If you press a key to provide
> kernel args, though, and don't enter any, it'll do a regular network
>> I'm sure someone will find this a useful alternative to staring at a
> machine which claims it's starting the kernel and then does no more.
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