ide emulation based on network block device for arbitrary OSes?
adam at megacz.com
Fri Jan 2 06:08:01 CET 2004
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.
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?
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