Any UK DiskOnChip Retailers?

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Sun Sep 15 22:32:00 CEST 2002

"Steve M. Gehlbach" <steve at> writes:

> > The easy solution is putting the whole image in /dev/hda1 thought it
> > is theoretically possible to put the image on a filesystem and just
> > setup an ELF header at the start of the disk that points to it.
> >
> > Etherboot also supports booting this way.  And it will allow you to
> > multiplex between a hard drive and the network.  So it is definitely a
> > good direction to look at.
> The raw image is most appealing to me rather than a filesystem.  It's simple
> and easy.  I don't know much about ELF headers.
> My systems can only boot from the hdd, the network is not always in use.  I
> was under the impression Etherboot was for only for networks.  I assume
> Etherboot within Linuxbios is the option USE_TFTP. 

Nope the external etherboot project.

> How does the disk/net multiplex work? I am not familiar with that.

You have never set the boot order in the BIOS?
Roughly you have a booloader that can boot off of either the hard driver or
the network.


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