Improved the index page with latest development, and made automatic selection as...
authorPravin Shinde <pravin@BlackPearl.(none)>
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 03:25:59 +0000 (21:25 -0600)
committerPravin Shinde <pravin@BlackPearl.(none)>
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 03:25:59 +0000 (21:25 -0600)
boot/pxelinux.cfg/default
index.html

index 5ede48c..1dccb8f 100755 (executable)
@@ -3,6 +3,15 @@ prompt 0
 
 MENU TITLE --== Welcome to netboot for Ubuntu ==--
 
+LABEL Automatic Mirror Selection
+       MENU LABEL ^Automatic Mirror Selection
+       TEXT HELP
+               Closest mirror will be selected automatically.
+       ENDTEXT
+       KERNEL menu.c32
+       APPEND auto/auto.php
+
+
 LABEL Manual Mirror Selection
        MENU LABEL ^Manual Mirror Selection
        TEXT HELP
@@ -11,11 +20,4 @@ LABEL Manual Mirror Selection
        KERNEL menu.c32
        APPEND manual/manual.conf
 
-LABEL Automatic Mirror Selection
-       MENU LABEL ^Automatic Mirror Selection
-       TEXT HELP
-               Closest mirror will be selected automatically.
-       ENDTEXT
-       KERNEL menu.c32
-       APPEND auto/auto.php
 
index b971786..2bd895a 100644 (file)
@@ -6,38 +6,55 @@
                <center>
                        <h1>Boot Ubuntu over Network!!!</h1>
                </center>
+
                <hr/>
+               
                <p><h3>Objective</h3> We want to provide ability to boot and/or install
-               any version of Ubuntu over Internet with single and small (56Kb) image
-               of gpxe from the closest Ubuntu mirror.
+                       any version of Ubuntu over Internet with single and small (56Kb) image
+                       of gpxe from the closest Ubuntu mirror.
                </p>
+
                <p><h3>How to use it?</h3>
                <ol>
                        <li><a href="gpxe_images/">Download</a> the gpxe image as per your need. (gpxe.dsk, gpxe.usb, gpxe.iso). </li>
-                       <li>Put the downloaded image on floppy, USB or CDROM. </li>
+                       <li>Put the downloaded image on floppy, USB or CDROM. <br/> 
+                               Please read <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/index.html#howtouse">How to use gpxe</a>
+                               section in <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/">boot.kernel.org(BKO)</a> for more details.</li>
                        <li>Boot from the mediam above.</li>
-                       <li>Select the Closest mirror.</li>
+                       <li>Select the best mirror for you.</li>
                        <li>Select the version of Ubuntu to boot.</li>
                        <li>Boot the system.</li>
                </ol>
-               <p>
-               <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/83zqF5ZhCXQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/83zqF5ZhCXQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
-               </p>
+
+                       <p>
+                               <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/83zqF5ZhCXQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/83zqF5ZhCXQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
+                       </p>
                </p>
+
                <p><h3>Downloads</h3>Download the gpxe images from <a href="gpxe_images/">here</a>.
+
+               <p><h4>Selecting Best Mirror</h4>
+                       Mostly closest mirror should be best for you,  but if closest mirror does not have good bandwidth
+                       then it is better to go for higher bandwidth mirror instead of closest.
+               </p>
+
                </p><h3>Codebase</h3>
-               You can find the git repository of this code 
-               <a href="http://git.etherboot.org/?p=people/pravin/UbuntuNet.git;a=summary">here</a>.
+                       You can find the git repository of this code 
+                       <a href="http://git.etherboot.org/?p=people/pravin/UbuntuNet.git;a=summary">here</a>.
                <p>
+
                <p><h3>Future Work</h3>
-               <ul>
-                       <li><b>Automatic Mirror Selection</b>: IP address can be used to detect the location
-                       of the client.  And this information can be used select proper mirror automatically.</li>
-                       <li><b>ISCSI Support</b>: Booting over ISCSI is 3 times faster than HTTP.
-                               But for global ISCSI booting, we need support from ubuntu mirrors for providing
-                               ISCSI access.</li>
-                       <li><b>BKO Integration</b>: Integrate Ubuntu mirror selection into <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/">boot.kernel.org</a>.</li>
-               </ul>
+                       <ul>
+                               <li><b>Automatic Mirror Selection</b>: IP address is used to detect your country, 
+                               but as one country has multiple mirrors. You still have to select best mirror for you within your country.
+                               Automatically selecting best mirror within your country is not yet implemented.</li>
+                               <li><b>ISCSI Support</b>: Booting over ISCSI is 3 times faster than HTTP.
+                                       But for global ISCSI booting, we need support from ubuntu mirrors for providing
+                                       ISCSI access.</li>
+                               <li><b>BKO Integration</b>: Integrate Ubuntu mirror selection into <a href="http://boot.kernel.org/">boot.kernel.org</a>.</li>
+                       </ul>
                </p>
+
        </body>
 </html>
+