|author||hpa <hpa>||2000-06-28 19:54:31 +0000|
|committer||hpa <hpa>||2000-06-28 19:54:31 +0000|
Update in preparation for 1.49 release.
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/pxelinux.doc b/pxelinux.doc
index b79f5478..40081491 100644
@@ -1,10 +1,9 @@
- Version 1.48
- September 26, 1999
+ Version 1.49
A bootloader for Linux using the PXE network booting protocol
- Copyright (C) 1999 H. Peter Anvin
+ Copyright (C) 1994-2000 H. Peter Anvin
This program is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public
License, version 2 or, at your option, any later version. There is no
@@ -46,11 +45,11 @@ server in the following way:
in upper case hexadecimal, e.g. 192.0.2.91 -> C000025B.
If that file is not found, it will remove one hex digit and try
- again. For 192.0.2.91, if C000025B is not found, it will try
- C000025, C00002, C0000, C000, C00, C0, and C in that order.
+ again. Ultimately, it will try looking for a file named "default"
+ (in lower case).
- Finally, it will try looking for a file named "default" (in lower
+ As an example, for 192.0.2.91, it will try C000025B, C000025,
+ C00002, C0000, C000, C00, C0, C, and default, in that order.
It should be noted that all filename references are relative to the
directory pxelinux.bin lives in (usually /tftpboot). PXELINUX
@@ -220,8 +219,8 @@ dhcpd 2.0.
If the boot fails, PXELINUX (unlike SYSLINUX) will not wait forever;
rather, if it has not received any input for approximately five
minutes after displaying an error message, it will reset the machine.
-This allows the machine to recover in case it had bad enough luck of
-trying to boot at the same time the TFTP server goes down.
+This allows an unattended machine to recover in case it had bad enough
+luck of trying to boot at the same time the TFTP server goes down.
++++ PXELINUX IS STILL BETA ++++
@@ -248,3 +247,4 @@ Currently known problems:
entry loop, so that we answer ARP requests.
+ Boot sectors don't work yet... they probably need auxilliary information
(such as device) to work at all.
+* No way to chain-load onto a hard disk.