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Replace Syslinux with iPXE as Network Bootloader #46

merged 14 commits into from Aug 11, 2017

Replace Syslinux with iPXE as Network Bootloader #46

merged 14 commits into from Aug 11, 2017


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@bensallen bensallen commented Jul 30, 2017

  • Replace Syslinux with iPXE as Network Bootloader
    a. iPXE script generation per host stored at /var/lib/tftpboot/warewulf/ipxe/cfg/
    b. iPXE bootloader files installed under /var/lib/tftpboot/warewulf/ipxe/bin-*

  • Cross-compile support of iPXE for aarch64 and x86_64
    a. provision's ./configure now has a --enable-cross-compile
    b. provision's RPM spec file now has a cross_compile define.

This PR should be merged after #44.

iPXE is GPLv2 code, and requires we ask the maintainers to sign-off that Warewulf isn't a derivative work.

@bensallen bensallen requested review from gmkurtzer and jmstover Jul 30, 2017
bensallen and others added 3 commits Jul 30, 2017
As per discussion via e-mail, the distribution of iPXE as a standalone
component within Warewulf qualifies as "mere aggregation" under the
terms of the GPL and is in conformance with the licensing terms.

This is not a copyright waiver and does not modify the licensing terms
applicable to iPXE.

Signed-off-by: Michael Brown <>
Approve distribution of iPXE within Warewulf
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@bensallen bensallen commented Jul 31, 2017

A note for whoever ends up merging this, this will conflict with #44, the files in this PR should be used as-is, i.e.

git checkout --theirs -- 3rd_party/
git checkout --theirs -- etc/dhcpd-template.conf
git checkout --theirs -- lib/Warewulf/Provision/
git checkout --theirs --
@bensallen bensallen added this to the 3.8 milestone Jul 31, 2017
@bensallen bensallen self-assigned this Jul 31, 2017
@bensallen bensallen merged commit b597932 into development Aug 11, 2017
@bensallen bensallen deleted the ipxe branch Aug 11, 2017
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