Has anybody put together a tftp boot floopy? I was thinking that if I
had a supported ethernet card, then I could boot the install ramdisk
kernel off a server at ethernet speeds rather than floppy speeds.
I'm working on fixing the network stack in the loader at the moment.
Once that's done, you should be able to do just that (or use NFS, for
that matter). There's some glue missing (drivers for PC network
cards), but that'll be relatively easy by comparison.
Will/could that support configuration via DHCP?
Yes; initially it will do only bootp, but DHCP is assumed to be coming.
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