[syslinux] Using PXE to Boot CD Images?
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jan 31 14:22:36 PST 2005
Alexander Heinz wrote:
>> If it's possible, I'd like to boot a CD Image over the network. I've
>> been using pxelinux to boot ltsp for years, and recently upgraded to
>> take advantage of memdisk for booting a DOS hd-image. Ideally I'd be
>> able to boot a CD-Image. Thoughts?
> a quote from Peter:
> "This is an FAQ.
> The answer is no, because ALL operating systems that boot from CD images
> want to talk to the hardware directly."
To be more specific, I could write CD image support into MEMDISK; it
wouldn't be that hard, even. Unfortunately it would be useless for 99%
of all CD images.
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