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Dialog on a feature of netboot=nfs:// cifs:// http:// https://

Ther linux kernel can mount an NFS share or CIFS share as the root
partition... I'm not aware that one can "mount" http or https ???

I did write a patch (I think on mailing list/bug tracking system)
which modified the "toram" feature which might help towards what you

The toram feature (last time i looked which was some time ago) copied
the root partition from  cdrom to memory. Then mounted it from memory.
My patch truied to modify that behavior to  so that rather than
copying from cdrom one could copy from NFS, http, tftp... etc.

Is that the sort of thing you were wanting?

Alex Owen

On 24/05/07, RJ Ent. <rjent at rjent.pair.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I would like to request a feature for netbooting, namely to have the
> ability be able to get the netboot folder via http or even https.
> Also then to consider the netboot param to act as examples below:
> netboot=nfs://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/path
> netboot=cifs://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/path
> netboot=http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/path
> netboot=https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/path
> I am unsure how much work this would take but I think having the ability
> to  make a boot cd (or pxe setup or whatever) and just type in the web
> address that you wanted it to continue booting from. Then at the server
> you could just tune the netboot folders shared out via http. Not to
> mention a secure session via https.
> Ok ideas and petition for the feature welcome.
> Thx.
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