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Re: Linux and 3Com905B-TX-M
>> That would be nice. Another useful project might be to adapt loadlin to
>> handle Etherboot images, then people could boot from DOS.
>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".
Yes, that's what loadlin is. It might be possible to prepend an Etherboot
ROM image with a floppy boot segment and a setup segment so that it looks
like a Linux kernel image so that an unmodified loadlin will accept
it. The main thing loadlin does that is critical is that it turns off
things like XMS drivers which interfere with Etherboot. Etherboot is
expecting a cold booted machine, not one where access to certain memory
areas have side effects.
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