Re: [alpine-devel] PXE boot of Alpine Linux
On Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:09:51 +0100
Hugo Landau <hlandau_at_devever.net> wrote:
> However, I recently submitted a patch to enable Alpine to PXE boot and
> run from RAM. You can find this patch here: http://sprunge.us/TYHc, but
> it should eventually go into Alpine itself. The patch is for the init
> script placed into the initrd by mkinitfs.
Hugo, and all,
I have done a closer review of the patch now and I have some thoughts.
* I wonder if we could drop the ovl_dev boot option and use the format:
where :<fstype> is optional. If no fstype is specified let kernel autodetect.
For PXE the boot option could be: apkovl=http://<server>/path/host.apkovl.tar.gz
I could not find anything documented on wiki.alpinelinux.org about ovl_dev. If nobody is using it, we could simply remove the ovl_dev option.
Otherwise we could keep it for compat but let a new apkvol option take preference.
Received on Thu May 02 2013 - 12:01:36 UTC