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Re: Some comments and suggestions on eb-5.2.2


On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 03:22:31 +0100, h wrote:
>> DHCP requests are issued only every 10 seconds which is rather slow.
> ... but no option for this. 

The relevant RFC i951 calls for an increasing timeout: 4, 8, 16, 32 and
64 seconds, with a slight random variation for every retry (netboot
is implementing it this way).

> BTW can somebody tell me how to combine a graphical splash picture with an
> arbitrary NBI? I would rather not bother average users with sh*tloads of
> kernel messages. console=null, OK but a splash would be nicer. 

Interesting thought. It should be pretty easy to implement into
mknbi-linux. I will keep this in mind for one of the next netboot


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