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bug #31973: make basic UNDI networking available to grub while NOT booting from a network card.

Submitted by:  Boris Ratner <bratner>
Submitted on:  Sat 25 Dec 2010 12:55:24 PM UTC  
 
Category: NetworkSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Boris Ratner
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: Bazaar - experimental branchReproducibility: None
Planned Release: None

Sat 25 Dec 2010 12:55:24 PM UTC, original submission:

During the initial "real mode" stage of the boot process gurb may be able take on the job of the BIOS and setup and initiate the relevant PXE ROM functions in the upper memory thus giving a standard PXE (UNDI) network driver the ability to implement DHCP, UDP, TFTP without actually implementing the driver of a specific NIC and the protocols above.

This will probably work slower then native driver implementation but it is supported on most PXE ROMs.

specs: http://download.intel.com/design/archives/wfm/downloads/pxespec.pdf

Boris Ratner <bratner>

 

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