[ipxe-devel] appnote/debian_preseed instructions are wrong

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Mon Aug 3 11:03:36 UTC 2020

I seem to recall that this initrd/cpio magic described in the document
only works on legacy BIOS, not EFI.

-- Robin

On 2020-06-04 04:24, Etienne Champetier wrote:
> Hello iPXE devs,
> The text at https://ipxe.org/appnote/debian_preseed suggests that you
> can load a non cpio file,
> put it as initrd= param, and that even for EFI mode iPXE will make a
> cpio for you.
> In my testing (and as discussed here
> https://forum.ipxe.org/showthread.php?tid=7830&pid=11948#pid11948 by
> others)
> this is only working with cpio files when in EFI mode, so 2 questions:
> - is this appnote/debian_preseed page just a design document that was
> never implemented ?
> - can someone update it to mention it's not working, or what options
> are needed ?
> Thanks a lot
> Etienne
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