1.33.1. RHBA-2011:0982: etherboot bug fix update
Updated etherboot packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Etherboot is an open source network bootloader. It provides a direct replacement for proprietary Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) ROMs. It also has many extra features, such as DNS, HTTP and iSCSI.
* Prior to this update, the debuginfo in etherboot was empty. This update drops the debuginfo package. Now, etherboot contains no more redundant subpackages. (BZ#500578
* Prior to this update, etherboot could loop forever if a valid PXE offer was not received. Due to this problem, the Virtual Machine (VM) could become unresponsive indefinitely. With this update, etherboot transfers in such cases the control back to the basic input/output system (BIOS) of the VM. Now, the VM can boot from the configured boot method. (BZ#655266
All etherboot users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.