Re: generic boot CDR was Re: Suggestion: Live CD as Skolelinux Workstation?
On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Jim Oksvold wrote:
> Would it be possible to make a generic boot CDR that would just
> autodetect the ethernetcard present in the computer and just make it work
> without the man in charge understanding diddly? So that making a custom
> bootfloppy would be unneeded?
It depends what you mean by a "custom bootfloppy". If you're using the
boot floppy image from http://rom-o-matic.net/ there is a one disk fits all
image there which supports almost all pci network cards.
Under "Choose NIC/ROM type:"
Under "Choose ROM output format:"
select "Floppy bootable ROM Image (.zdsk)" or "ISO Bootable Image"
This will give you a floppy or cdrom image (respectively) which will boot
with support for nearly any PCI network cards.
I have suggested to the rom-o-matic.net people that the
"etherboot-pci:all-pci-drivers" would be better placed first on the list as
it is likely the most useful but they apparently don't agree.