[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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