Any UK DiskOnChip Retailers?

ollie lho ollie at
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> 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
> cleanly.

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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