Please offer a grub-ipxe.deb package

Bug #814038 reported by Dave Walker on 2011-07-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ipxe (Debian)
Fix Released
ipxe (Ubuntu)
Ben Howard

Bug Description

Reproduced from Debian bug:
Use case: a user installs grub-ipxe, reboots, gets a new grub entry to
"PXE - Network boot", selects it, and netboots his computer.

Proposed implementation:
 * Put ipxe.lkrn to /boot
 * Use /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ as a template for a new grub hook
   in /etc/grub.d/grub-ipxe
 * Call update-grub on grub-gpxe.postinst

Related branches

Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-07-21
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-07-23
tags: added: server-o-rs
Ben Howard (darkmuggle) on 2011-08-05
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ben Howard (utlemming)
Ben Howard (darkmuggle) wrote :

The current version of lp:ubuntu/ipxe won't compile due to an infinite loop around linuxprefix.S. There is an upstream Debian version that lacks the file; merge request prepared.

Ben Howard (darkmuggle) wrote :

LP: #821725 has been filed against ipxe not building. After talking with Dave, a patch was prepared and is pending approval.

Changed in ipxe (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Ben Howard (darkmuggle) on 2011-08-19
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Ben Howard (darkmuggle) wrote :

Committed fix, pending merge approval.

Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Ben Howard (darkmuggle) on 2011-08-22
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-09-03
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10-beta-2
Marc Cluet (lynxman) wrote :

Tested against latest Oneiric, patch works as intended

Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-09-23
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10-beta-2 → ubuntu-11.10
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

I'm really pretty nervous about adding this to Oneiric at this stage, simply because it touches grub. It wouldn't seem to be a release blocker, so I'm suggested we defer it to P-series.

Is that a fair comment?


tags: removed: server-o-rs
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-10-17
Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → precise-alpha-1
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ipxe - 1.0.0+git-2.149b50-1ubuntu2

ipxe (1.0.0+git-2.149b50-1ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  * Provide a new binary package, grub-ipxe - for ipxe usage via grub.
    - LP: #814038, Closes #626238
 -- Ben Howard <email address hidden> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:03:52 -0600

Changed in ipxe (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in ipxe (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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