Any UK DiskOnChip Retailers?
ollie at sis.com.tw
Mon Sep 16 01:59:00 CEST 2002
On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 13:30, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> "Steve M. Gehlbach" <steve at nexpath.com> writes:
> > > > 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.
> > I guess my question was more about the mechanics of doing it. Is it
> > possible to multiplex without a BIOS, completely within a (no PC-BIOS)
> > Etherboot started from linuxbios?
> Yes. At least in the current development version. 5.1.2+
> > And if the answer is yes, then how do you
> > specify the disk, partition, and what is the format, etc.
> There are some other development version that have been thrown around
> by Ollie Lho and Adam Agnew that actually includes a partition and a a
> filesystem parser. Personally I don't think those are necessary in
> the firmware, but people who think otherwise are free to implement it.
> The code structure in etherboot is now clean enough it should fit in
We have an internal version of Etherboot which contains some code from
GRUB. The GRUB code let us put kernel image on a filesystem and the way
to specify the patch to kernel is the same as GRUB.
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