> Shouldn't it be possible to write a loader/wrapper which loads the bootrom > image from the cmdline? from config.sys? That would also solve the topic > "booting off DOC and CompactFlash devices". What command line do you mean? The DOS prompt? That already works, if you build a *.com image. But again, you have the problem that you will overwrite the DOC's drivers when etherboot starts and that is bound to result in crashes. Off the top of my head, these are the methods that you can use for starting etherboot: - put it into a ROM (either legacy or PCI) - masquerade it as a Linux kernel (using the masquerading code in the contrib directory) and load it with one of the Linux boot loaders - masquerade it and load it from etherboot itself. This is great for debugging purposes! - create a COM image and load from DOS - create a floppy image and load from floppy disk I am sure there are other methods that I haven't thought of yet. Markus -- Markus Gutschke Resonate, Inc. 3637 Fillmore Street #106 385 Moffett Park Drive San Francisco, CA 94123-1600 Sunnyvale, CA 94089 +1-415-567-8449 +1-408-548-5528 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Markus Gutschke <email@example.com> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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