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SubjectRe: Announce: initrd-tftp 0.1
On 30 Dec 1999, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> You can make the bootrom to load your kernel with initrd from tftp server
> as well. Look at netboot/etherboot packages, they are doing mainly
> bootp(or dhcp) + tftp the whole kernel+ramdisk image.

You can only use netboot and etherboot on PCs, but you can use initrd-tftp
on anything, regardless of whether it's firmware knows how to load a
ramdisk and tell Linux where it is. You could even put the kernel onto a
floppy disk or burn it into flash, but use initrd-tftp to load the latest
system software over the network at boot time.

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