[vdr] VDR netboot image

Dave inssomniak at mountaincable.net
Mon Feb 20 23:38:02 CET 2006

Peer Oliver Schmidt wrote:

> Dave,
>>> would you mind providing some more information about your netboot 
>>> image? Maybe even make the image/ tools available for other people 
>>> to use?
> [..]
>> www.etherboot.org, this web site will make you the rom image, then 
>> you need the chip, mine was a 27c16 I think, then a programmer to 
>> burn the prom chip.   The web site supports most any network card 
>> that has a spot for a 28 pin chip, etc.
> Thanks for the info. I am looking for the remote root file to send to 
> the diskless client. Any pointers for this?!

I used gentoo, the boot rom will request a kernel from a tftp server, 
and send it to the client, and boot the kernel, so you have to spin up a 
kernel for that client, you can use the diskless nodes howto at gentoo 
wiki to get a better idea.

A lot of newer motherboards will use PXE boot, therefore no boot rom needed.

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