Jonathan Dieter wrote: > On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 12:00 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote: >> Jonathan Dieter wrote: > >>> The other thing you might try would be to use Rom-o-matic to generate an >>> etherboot floppy image for your network card and write it to a small >>> (~1MB) partition on your hard drive. Then, in Grub do the whole >>> rootnoverify(hd0,x), chainloader +1 and see how that works. I haven't >>> actually tried this method, but it seems that it should work. >> Going this route, I'd rather not have to dedicate a partition. Is there >> any way to put it in /boot along with a linux boot setup? > Etherboot will produce bootable floppy images. I don't remember for sure, but I believe it will also produce a Grub loadable image just like Memtest86 does. Chainloading to the floppy image should work, but if it will produce a directly loadable file, that would be better. UPDATE: If you build a .zilo image, you can boot it directly. From http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/eb_imagetypes LILO/GRUB/SysLinux files (.zlilo) Those files are meant to be loaded by any of those bootloaders. To the bootloader, it will look like a Linux kernel, so just go ahead as you would with inserting another kernel file into your bootmanager configuration. So you could do something like this: title Etherboot root (hd0,0) kernel /etherboot.zlilo Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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