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Re: Essential bloat

Nils Rennebarth <nils@ipe.uni-stuttgart.de> writes:

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> On Thu, Oct 14, 1999 at 06:29:38PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > You can boot the bootrom from a floppy though! So it is usefull for
> > everyone.
> Did I understand that right: You mean you have an off the shelf network card,
> no bootprom sitting on it, then tell the BIOS to boot from floppy,
> put a floppy in with some magical bytes on it that in turn direct the
> computer to boot over the network?
> How do I make such a floppy, i.e. floppy image?
> Nils

If you boot from floppy, you an allway boot into an nfs root, the only 
drawback would be that you need the kernel on each floppy, but you
save the tftp.

May the Source be with you.

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