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Re: Diskless Booting Of Intel Boxen - PXE ?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Diskless Booting Of Intel Boxen - PXE ?
- From: Diana Eichert <deichert_(_at_)_wrench_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 13:33:32 -0700 (MST)
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 ?
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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