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Re: Netboot Debian on Indy

Thiemo Seufer schrieb:
> 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.
> Thiemo

I think this was just what I was looking for: apt-get install tip22 ;)
I was so fixated on this ecoff stuff I did not search the packages more

Thanks A Lot!

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