[ale] Linux + Diskless boot + Wireless?
jeffrey.b.layton at lmco.com
Tue Sep 23 10:04:19 EDT 2003
F. Grant Robertson wrote:
> If you could get the right ROM, the rest is rahter straight forward.
> Look up
> PXE boot, and linux. I've got a laptop that is able to do exactly this,
> however it is connected by wires. At the very worst (if you cannot get
> and a wireless card in the same package), you should be able to
> bootstrap it
> with a floppy, and do near the same thing.
Don't you still need a ROM image for the floppy though?
> DHCP knows it by MAC, passes it PXEboot witch then in turn grabs a kernel
> and initrd from the TFTP server.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org]On Behalf Of Jeff
> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 8:51 AM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] Linux + Diskless boot + Wireless?
> Christopher Fowler wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 08:35:54AM -0400, Robert L. Harris wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > A friend of mine hit me with an odd proposal. He wants to take an
> > > laptop and boot it diskless (PXE) over a wireless connection. Has
> > > anyone does such a thing or even know if laptop/802.11b hardware is
> > > likely to work in this kind of setup at all?
> > Etherboot might be your only option.
Dr. Jeff Layton
Chart Monkey - Aerodynamics and CFD
Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Company - Marietta
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