ide emulation based on network block device for arbitrary OSes?
justin at street-vision.com
Fri Jan 2 08:14:00 CET 2004
I think you will find that Win2k server doesnt use BIOS disk requests,
accesses the hardware directly. Why not run it on VMware on a diskless
On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 11:17, Adam Megacz wrote:
> I'd like to run Win2k server on a diskless box. I (unfortunately)
> need to have a Win2k server box around for testing an app that we
> develop on Linux but need to (occasionally) deploy on Windows. It's
> headless, so I just RDP in when I need to test stuff out.
> I guess I'm interested in the diskless aspect not to save the cost of
> a hard drive, but just because I like having all my hard disks in one
> machine. All my linux boxen boot off the network and mount their root
> partition off of a (very, very fast) RAID-5 array. So they all get
> four-spindle speed instead of single-spindle speed.
> - a
> ron minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:
> > On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Adam Megacz wrote:
> > >
> > > I've heard that you can use LinuxBIOS to bootload other operating
> > > systems (like Windows, etc). Is it possible for LinuxBIOS to boot the
> > > device and install a block of code in memory that handles BIOS disk
> > > requests using some sort of network block device protocol?
> > ouch. What is the motivation?
> > thanks
> > ron
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