[syslinux] Multi-NIC network boot floppy+cd+hd+com with PXE and NBI support: does interest?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jan 26 11:01:16 PST 2005

Paolo Salvan wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm preparing what should be a general "network boot" solution for the 
> ones that needs to do network boot on PC without BIOS support / ROM chips.
> It supports both PXE (like pxelinux.0) and NBI images.
> I've prepared a precompiled multi-driver image that can autodetect and 
> handle nearly 30 PCI and ISA NICs.
> My "remote boot kit" contains the same image in 4 version:
> - floppy
> - CD
> - HD
> - DOS .COM executable
> I'll publicly relase it on thinstation.sf.net website after Etherboot 
> 5.4.0 production release, but even if built with the 5.3.12 developemnt 
> version of Etherboot, it seems pretty usable and useful.
> At the moment, who is interested can send me a mail (please DON'T write 
> in the mailing list), I'll send the package to him by mail (380Kb); 
> later, a short report of your tests would be appreciated...

That would be very cool indeed.  Once you feel it's tested it would be 
great to post it publically; I'd like to put a link to it on the 
syslinux webpages.


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