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Re: Netboot Debian on Indy

Joerg Mechnich wrote:
> Hi all,
> after I successfully installed Debian to my Indy's HD I decided that the
> disk was too noisy and I wanted to try to netboot the machine from my
> NSLU. After fiddling around with tftp I finally got it right, but it did
> not want to boot the ELF kernel. I checked with the file command, which
> format the Etch netinstall image was in and found out that it was in
> ECOFF format. I read in the Internets that you could produce an .ecoff
> kernel during compilation but that there was also a tool called
> elf2ecoff, which converts an existing kernel image.
> So I downloaded the source, compiled the executable, tried it, got an
> error and after having looked into the code, I noticed that it seems to
> handle only 32-bit elf files.
> I tried to fix it somehow but just got a bit further.
> So does anybody know about a way to do this or does it even work at all
> that way ?

arcboot comes with the "tip22" which creates a tftp-able image from
kernel and initrd. That's also the technique used for the network
installer images, and for the CDROM boot.


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