[Grml] netboot for grml-small

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Mar 26 22:22:17 CET 2008

* Markus Wigge <mwigge at marcant.net> [20080313 11:16]:

> is there any documentation how to generate a netboot package for grml-small?

> I'm already able to boot the grml-small kernel via PXE but I don't know 
> how to generate an apropriate initrd.

> And in my case I'd also like to modify the init script inside the 
> initrd, as I did with the older version, to fetch the squashfs image 
> using http to a ramdisk because I don't want to setup an NFS server for 
> that network.

> I already got that running with the old grml-small release but I used 
> the normal grml netboot package and hacked in the kernel modules and 
> stuff manually which was too ugly to do it again ;-)

Yeah, this "too ugly" of the old initrd approach is the reason why
we switched to the live-initramfs way of life in grml and grml-medium. ;)

grml-small does not use live-initramfs, therefor we don't have any
PXE images AFAIK. You might consider using grml-medium instead or
build your own grml-small using grml-live.

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