[syslinux] pxe booting an iso image?
christian.marg at tu-clausthal.de
Mon Nov 10 05:29:14 PST 2003
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| I've can boot floppy images (eg toms, barts) booting via pxe. I can
| initrd's via pxe. Would be very cool to be able to boot iso's (knoppix,
| gentoo-basic) via pxe also.
Not possible, since emulating a CDROM drive on BIOS level is an
unneccessary hard job and even if it was implemented: Linux uses direct
hardware access once the kernel is started. So it wouldn't find the
CD-Emulation. On a bootable CD there has to be a file for the kernel and
the Floppy images. Use them for your PXE-Linux-Config. If they use
ISOlinux it might even be more straightforward - look in their
config-file and copy the needed bits...
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