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Re: Essential bloat

On Thu, Oct 14, 1999 at 06:29:38PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Matt Porter wrote:
> > Yes, I've used etherboot before.  However, it is really only useful for
> > people who bother to put a bootrom in their ethernet cards.  Instead of
> > wasting that time most people will opt to boot/root from two floppies
> > and then nfs (future ftp/http) install the rest.
> You can boot the bootrom from a floppy though! So it is usefull for
> everyone.
That is kinda useful but not as nice as having a diskless boot.  I
generally don't have them on my PowerPC systems since I'm in a networked
environement and can move things around that way.

> > > The high end systems generally use the intel spec which is not entirely
> > > tftp/bootp but close.
> > Yep, all of my company's x86 embedded products follow that spec.
> Know of a working linux server?

Nope...not yet anyway.  They don't let me work on x86 stuff, just PPC. :)

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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