Diskless Windows??

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Fri May 7 05:05:01 CEST 2004

Oleg Goldshmidt <pub at goldshmidt.org> writes:

> Adam Sulmicki <adam at cfar.umd.edu> writes:
> > seems to me like this solution basically redirect BIOS I/O interrupts.
> > 
> > What happens once Windows boots up and attempt to access hardware directly
> > without BIOS calls in between? Is Windows smart enough to work by default
> > with hdd (for example : what about swap?)
> You have to solve the problem at BIOS time and at OS time,
> obviously. Google for "Windows iSCSI" to get an idea of iSCSI support
> in Windows. Booting is more complicated for a variety of reasons.

OK.  With iSCSI you really are doing a disked based boot, and
have the same issues you have booting from fiber channel or any
other disk that does not have an OS based driver.  The rough edges
are different but the basic problems are the same.  

That make sense.


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