[ECOS] BOOPT bootfile

Grant Edwards grante@visi.com
Thu Jan 30 15:12:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 03:52:40PM +0100, Martin Buck wrote:

> > Sorry, I think I was a bit unclear. I want to download RedBoot
> > itself using BOOTP. I have a i386-target that can use "boot on
> > LAN", and I want to pass down RedBoot that way.
> I haven't seen an x86 that can boot using BOOTP so far. 

The Geode based box on my desk will.  Sort of.

> "Boot on LAN" most likely means PXE (Preboot eXecution
> Environment) which in turn means DHCP with a few add-ons for
> extra complexity.

The way I did it was to build a PXE compatible version of
Grub (which is downloaded via BOOTP/TFTP), which then loads
the Linux kernel via BOOTP/DHCP.

> The easiest thing is probably to first make Redboot boot from a
> floppy and then create an image from that floppy and boot that
> using pxelinux (no, this is not limited to booting Linux - it
> can boot virtually anything that can be booted from a floppy).
> Haven't tried this so far, though.

Or, you could modify RedBoot to be be PXE compatible.

Grant Edwards

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