[syslinux] simulate PXE boot from Etherboot ROM?

Harald Milz milz at seneca.muc.de
Wed Jul 14 23:52:33 PDT 2004


is there any way to simulate a PXE boot from an Etherboot ROM? Background:
I am using PXES in a customer project. PXES supports bootsplash only via
pxelinux. The customer machines only have old ISA network cards for which
there appears to be no PXE boot rom so I have to use Etherboot. 

Maybe one could build an NBI image from pxelinux.0 somehow ??? Use a newer
etherboot image as a second stage loader? 

N.B.: nbgrub only supplies bootsplash to the GRUB menu not to the kernel

N.B.2: Yes I know how a bootsplash is added to a initrd but I'd rather not
hack PXES in a way that prevents the customer from upgrading PXES at a
later time, losing all customizations... 

Any help is appreciated! 

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		-- Foghorn Leghorn

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