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Re: Booting a XLT300 from the network ??

On Tue, 2002-07-23 at 18:05, Jay Estabrook wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 02:27:32PM +0200, Bart-Jan Vrielink wrote:
> > 
> > Because my XLT300 has a very noisy harddisk (HP SureStore 2000) I'm
> > searching for other ways of booting the machine. Instead of getting me a
> > new harddisk (why should I, I still have 10 SureStores...), I noticed
> > that a bios upgrade gave me an option to boot from the network.
> > 
> > I would like to know if this will work in combination with Linux and
> > what I need to use as a boot image. I would really like a pointer to a
> > FM, because Google fails to provide me one.
> This is very unlikely to work; the netboot from AlphaBIOS was never
> intended to boot a kernel, IIRC, just some NT maintenance/diagnostic
> programs, I believe.

So I need either to buy a new harddisk or some ear plugs if I want to
use this box as my workstation...

I don't think booting from a floppy disk is something to use on a daily

> > A related question/problem is swapping over NFS/network on an Alpha. Has
> > anyone done that before ??
> Sorry, I don't know about this one...

Well, doesn't really matter, because I needed both these problems to be
solved in order to get rid of the harddisk...

Tot ziens,


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