bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #31973, make basic UNDI networking...


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

Submitter:  Boris Ratner <bratner>
Submitted:  Sat 25 Dec 2010 12:55:24 PM UTC
Category:  Network Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Boris Ratner
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  Bazaar - experimental branch
Release:  Reproducibility:  None
Planned Release:  2.03+

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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