[Udpcast] pxe undi network driver

Kenneth MacDonald K.MacDonald at ed.ac.uk
Fri Dec 5 10:36:25 CET 2003


On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 08:54, Alain Knaff wrote:

> Again, such a technique will work for PXE and for CD-Rom
> boot. However, for floppy, the resulting image will be hopelessly
> oversized...

We wrote a simple script called "wizzybox" which downloads binaries from
a web server to the client's RAM disk on demand as part of our
"Pre-Installation Environment".

That way we have a floppy image (or PXE, ISO, etc) which has access to
vi, hdparm, lynx, curl, iptables, more kernel modules, etc, etc but
still fits on a single floppy.

See http://pie.ucs.ed.ac.uk/ for more details.

Cheers,

Kenny.





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