[2.6a1] Support boot over HTTP

Bug #1820983 reported by Mark Shuttleworth on 2019-03-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Blake Rouse

Bug Description

With a new machine I see that network boot first tries to 'boot with HTTP over IPv4'. This appears to be the UEFI 2.5 HTTP Boot spec:


This appears to make no progress and then, after timeout, it reverts to trying PXE.

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Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Hi Mark,

This is part of the work we have targeted for 2.6 already, however, for us to be able to fully support HTTP boot for UEFI, grub needs to support HTTP. This has been recently fixed but not being made available to bionic yet.

Once this support is SRU'd into Bionic, HTTP boot process would be fully supported.

Changed in maas:
assignee: nobody → Blake Rouse (blake-rouse)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 2.6.0alpha2
Blake Rouse (blake-rouse) wrote :

The completion of this bug is currently blocked on this issue:


Changed in maas:
milestone: 2.6.0alpha2 → 2.6.0
Changed in maas:
milestone: 2.6.0 → 2.6.0beta2
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