FILO fixups

Dave Aubin daubin at
Mon Nov 1 14:24:00 CET 2004

Ah, that could be the culprit.  I'm using reiserfs, not ext2
With filo.  Although it says it supports it.  Perhaps it is
The file system that caused my hair loss!!!!  ;)

Yes, having the net connection does make things nice...if ya have it:) 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald G. Minnich [mailto:rminnich at] 
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 3:42 PM
To: Dave Aubin
Cc: Li-Ta Lo; YhLu; LinuxBIOS
Subject: RE: FILO fixups

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Dave Aubin wrote:

> Consider the redundancy aspect of it.  First try remote.

again, if you have remote to try, that's fine, go for it. 

If you don't have that ethernet connection, then counting on etherboot
is kind of pointless :-)

> There is also the error in filo where it can not handle an elf With 
> both a kernel and initrd.  It can only handle a kernel.
> To use filo I had to pack it up with initramfs, i.e. one big kernel.
> Etherboot remote boot doesn't have this problem.


in an ext2 on filo, i've got a kernel and initrd and it loads it up just
fine, so I don't see what you mean.


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