[syslinux] PXE and Hard Drive Test Programms

Erwan Velu erwan at seanodes.com
Fri Aug 11 03:07:18 PDT 2006

Morbid Angel wrote:

>I have problems to boot with memdisk and pxe the hard drive tests from 
>seagate, hitachi, western digital... does has someone done it and can 
>sym me how? (maxtor works perfectly)
I remeber I did it a while without such troubles. What's your problems 
you're talking about ?
Could you show us the tools you are using and the associated configuration ?

Now for my side I use smartlinux.

This program is generic, bootloadable using this pxe configuration but 
off course doesn't implement the proprietary smart call of the hardware 

label smart
    KERNEL smart-0.4.dsk
    APPEND initrd=smart-0.4.dsk root=/dev/ram

I know, the configuration looks like odd, but the boot process of this 
tools is very special. It includes in the same file the kernel and the 
initrd. But it works ;)


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