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From: "Sven Vermeulen (swift)" <swift@g.o>
Subject: gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: altinstall.xml
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:05:02 +0000 (UTC)
swift       12/07/01 18:05:02

  Modified:             altinstall.xml
  Fix bug #389781 - Inform about gPXE for PXE boot on non-PXE capable systems

Revision  Changes    Path
1.86                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml

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Index: altinstall.xml
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.85
retrieving revision 1.86
diff -u -r1.85 -r1.86
--- altinstall.xml	29 Apr 2012 16:52:20 -0000	1.85
+++ altinstall.xml	1 Jul 2012 18:05:02 -0000	1.86
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.85 2012/04/29 16:52:20 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.86 2012/07/01 18:05:02 swift Exp $ -->
 <title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title>
@@ -58,8 +58,8 @@
 <!-- See -->
 <title>About this document</title>
@@ -293,9 +293,12 @@
-You will need a network card on the diskless client that uses the PXE protocol
-to boot, like many 3com cards. You will also need a BIOS that supports booting
-from PXE.
+PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) is a method for booting computers over
+a PXE-capable network interface (and using a PXE-supporting BIOS). It is
+also supported as a boot method from block devices (like CDs or USBs) in
+case the system does not support PXE boot from the network interface or
+BIOS. In such cases, a minimal boot environment mimics the PXE supporting
+network card (see also <uri link="">Etherboot/gPXE</uri>).

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