[ipxe-devel] ipxe-boot from linux directly possible?

Ján ONDREJ (SAL) ondrejj at salstar.sk
Thu Sep 12 17:00:37 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 05:58:10PM +0100, Matthew Walster wrote:
> On 12 September 2013 17:51, Ján ONDREJ (SAL) <ondrejj at salstar.sk> wrote:
> > May be he can use "kexec" to load an ipxe.lkrn file as linux kernel.
> >  Then his "tiny linux" will be killed, but ipxe will be started.
> > Also it's possible in linux to create a custom ipxe.lkrn, where it's
> > possible to update linked script, which can do what is required.
> >
> That would work for Linux, sure. If he's wanting to do "sanboot" though,
> I'm not sure if that method would work. Perhaps it could chainload through
> ipxe again as you suggest -- you'd have to build into that intermediate
> system some form of "safe shutdown" that called kexec as its last dying
> gasp, but that's not out the realms of possibility.

Some distributions can call kexec after clear shutdown, so it's possible
to start ipxe this way too.


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