F21 System Wide Change: u-boot syslinux by default
jreznik at redhat.com
Fri Mar 7 14:58:44 UTC 2014
= Proposed System Wide Change: u-boot syslinux by default =
Change owner(s): Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us>
Add syslinux support to u-boot enabling both pxelinux and extlinux support.
simplifying booting arm machines, making anaconda installs easy and overall
providing for a better user experience. Default u-boot to using syslinux config
files for booting. pxelinux for network and extlinux for local booting.
== Detailed description ==
u-boot has support for booting using syslinux style configuration files, this
change is to default to using it on all supported systems.
=== Benefit to Fedora ===
This takes away the complexity of booting arm systems. There is no need to
know addresses or to wrap images with mkimage. Users will get a menu that
allows them to choose which kernel to boot. making things like a boot.img will
be possible. Initiating installs via anaconda will also be much more simple
and straight forward.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: default u-boot to loading extlinux.conf files. anaconda to
write a devicetreedir line in extlinux.conf on arm systems. appliance-creator
to write out a devicetreedir in extlinux.conf on arm systems
* Other developers: grubby to update extlinux.conf appropriately.
* Release engineering: None
* Policies and guidelines: None
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