[syslinux] special boot disk.
sglines at is-cs.com
Mon May 3 10:23:05 PDT 2004
I have been asked to build a Linux Installation lab. The lab has to
support the installation of SUSE Enterprise 8, Red Hat (Industrial
strength), Fedora, Debian and Mandrake and probably a couple of others.
Here is the catch:
1. The machine(s) will only have a virtual floppy attached so
installation will be via network (we’ll supply the mirror).
2. It must be completely automatic – one floppy has to be able to boot
all versions of Linux. The user can remove the virtual floppy but can’t
insert a second one.
What this means is that I need a multi-stage install: 1. Boot from
floppy, 2. Query the user as to which system to install. 3. Mount a
remote directory (or wget into a Ram disk) and boot the CD image
(anaconda, Yast etc).
When researching how to do this it occurred to me that it’s probably
already been done with syslinux. Any clues, suggestions, pointers or
code is welcome.
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