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Re: TFPT boot without PXE

From: Oliver Rath
Subject: Re: TFPT boot without PXE
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 01:08:17 +0200
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Hi Christian,

imho Grub2 is already enabled to download files via ftp and http. So you
can download vmlinuz and initrd and boot it. See i.e.


On 26.07.2015 00:14, Christian Meyer wrote:
> Hello there,
> is there a way to locally start grub (via hd, CD or USB) and let it boot
> a GNU/Linux system over the network only using TFTP (with given
> servername or IP adress) but without using PXE?
> Background: I'm running a windows active directory with an active PXE
> booting environment to deploy windows on the network. For security
> reasons I'm not allowed to modify the server or the boot config.
> So I installed a Debian TFTP and NFS server on a seperate machine using
> the windows AD as the DHCP and DNS server. Windows server "knows" this
> computer but of course does not know it as a DHCP "next-server".
> I now want to configure local grub not to boot Windows PXE but the Linux
> kernel and initrd (and later NFSROOT) from my Linux server using its DNS
> name or IP adress.
> Christian
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