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[Qemu-devel] iPXE timeout missing

From: Sebastian
Subject: [Qemu-devel] iPXE timeout missing
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:05:26 +0200
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when trying current qemu git, I noticed the iPXE timeout has been removed:

commit 95ca557d5cfc1ef69ba9708ded552f389afe643d
Author: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>
Date:   Mon Mar 25 09:07:40 2013 +0100

    ipxe: disable two second timeout

By removing the timeout, access to the iPXE command line is now impossible (pressing Ctrl+B in the timeout breaks the script). The command line access is (more or less) required when installing an operating system from local media to a SAN device:

> dhcp net0
> set keep-san 1 (keep SAN after failure)
> sanboot iscsi:.... (fails, no valid MBR)
> exit (boot other devices)

This way, the operating system installer (e.g. Windows Vista/7) sees the SAN.

Is there a reason for removing the timeout?

Best Regards,

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