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SubjectRe: network booting
> Yes, a NFS root is (as far as i know!) the only networked drive type 
> linux can boot of.
> (ofcource any variation of local storage can be used, but then PXE is
> not realy needed ;-)
>
> For PXE documentation, check out /usr/share/doc/pxe-.... (atleast thats
> on a redhat box), and for NFS-ROOT documentation check out
> /usr/src/linux/Documentation/nfsroot.txt ;-)
>
> What i found to work well for testing is to build a nfs-root kernel,
> which i booted from HD for testing, with the nfsroot/dhcp command's
> appended on the lilo line.. when that works, try to move it to PXE
> boot-strapping.
>
> Also, be carefull with pxe / dhcpd.. the order in which you start up
> those servers will determine if it works or not (start dhcpd first, else
> pxe will try to take the dhcp port).
>
> Last, get your self a good boot-strapper. The one provided by intel in
> the pxe package gave me more headaches then confort, so i switched to
> BPBatch.
>
> For more info on config files etc, check out this piece JMZ wrote:
> http://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/src/kiosk/

I've been wanting to know about this. I'm running a machine right now with
an intel 10/100 management adapter. My server is running a very old copy of
debian. It has a modded tftp server from HPA. It downloads the pxelinux
(same as syslinux, but for network).

I found out this method doesn't work on 3com adapters. the tftpserver and
pxelinux are the newest things on that machine (which is about 2 years old
now)

Where can I find the pxe thing you mentioned above?

> >hello sir,
> >
> >I'm new to linux.I'm trying network booting of linux
> >system.System Conf.(intel 815 chipset ,PXE
> >bios,3com905c-ethernet card)
> >
> >In that i'm facing problem with kernel image and it's
> >file system.
> >
> >It gives me error as
> >kernel panic : unable to mount root fs on 01:00
> >
> >Is it necessary to use NFS or is it possible without
> >that? Any special specification while creating kernel
> >image and filesystem?
> >If any body can tell me any doc available on net,i'll
> >be very thankful.
> >
> >Thanks in Advance..
> >nimeesh patel
> >
> >
> >
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