Bug#140579: i386 and tftpboot - I volunteer to test anything
as I noted from earlier messages, there's a lack of testers for i386
tftpboot. Fortunately I'm in a situation that I'm able to test
tftp-booting on Intel ISP1100 hardware (they use Intel network chips with
netboot support) and on off-the-shelf PCs using 3c905C cards. At least
until the end of June, then I'll only have 3com based PCs available.
I think this is one of the most crucial features for cluster and
classroom-sized installations, because once the machines are configured
correctly, it removes the necessity to be on-site for installation! The
ISP1100s even have an option to switch the console to the serial port, so
in case you have a remotely accessible terminal server, you can _really_
do everything remotely.
Please do include tftp support in any future installation systems for
i386! And please do tell me if I can be of any help.
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