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Re: Diskless Booting Of Intel Boxen - PXE ?

On Sun, 17 Nov 2002 jan_(_dot_)_niemann_(_at_)_tu-bs_(_dot_)_de wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 12:56:28AM -0500, Marina Brown wrote:
> > Hi All:
> > 
> >    Has anyone had any success in doing a diskless boot of OpenBSD
> > on boxes with fxp  or sis cards ? I've been looking through diskless(8)
> > and trying various solutions with no success other than getting my 
> > Nic to get an ip addres through DHCP. 
> > 
> > What options are there( ways around ) using PXE ?
> i386 ? try gnu grub.
> it can be loaded and executed via pxe.
> maybe it can load openbsd properly ?
> jan

I've done it, even posted about what I did on "misc" in December, 2001.  I
used the PXEGRUB that was hacked by Cedric ? to support booting using the
default "bsd" boot file across tftp.

If you follow th instructions in "diskless" you should be able to get a
diskless system running OpenBSD.  Oh yeah, you can't compile GRUB on an
OpenBSD system, ya gotta use a Linux system.

PXE support is not a priority of the current OpenBSD developers.  I'm sure
if someone presented working PXE boot code to core, that it might get


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