On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 09:02:04PM +0100, Jan Grant wrote:

> The alternative is to put PXE ahead of the HD in the boot order, and 
> call back to the deployment host at the end of installation (prior to 
> reboot) to signal a DHCP reconfiguration.
> 
> It adds a PXE timeout to each boot; the upside is that replacing a 
> wedging or otherwise broken install is just a matter of reconfiguring a 
> DHCP server.

You could instead load pxegrub and have it boot from the disk instead
of waiting for the PXE timeout.  Or, if you're willing to accept a
network-booted loader, how about just having it load and boot the kernel
from the disk?

-Ed
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