Remote Boot into Linux
Posted on 1997-07-09
I am trying to setup a win95 box to remote boot into Linux.
I have a Linux acting as a server which provides NFS, bootpd, tfptd, and rarp services.
Since i have no experience in boot rom, i chose to use a floppy to remote boot from the win95 box.
I've tried using all.com(from etherboot package) as dos shell on a msdos boot floppy, ne.floppy( from netboot-floppy
package) loaded into the boot floppy, and a loadlin boot floppy using an appropriate kernel to do remote booting.
In each way I failed , with the same message after the root
has been mounted from the NFS(linux) server:
Unable to open an initial console.
Each kernel used in each way is 2.0.30 which has compiled-in bootp, rarp, NFS, root on NFS, and network support of course.
The kernel used in the 1st and 2nd method are tagged using
mknbi-linux from the netboot package. I have RTFM and couldn't find any answer.
Hope somebody can help me.....