[syslinux] Fw: I'd like to eventually support network console, at least in pxelinux.
nschembr at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 7 13:03:41 PST 2007
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Subject: Re: [syslinux] I'd like to eventually support network console, at least in pxelinux.
n schembr wrote:
> Would it be hard to add a network console to syslinux, extlinux and
> Maybe something like Redboot Ethernet console.
> I'm finding it hard to get new equipment with serial ports. Gateway,
desktop, has the chip on the motherboard but removed the internal and
external connectors .
> This is the same for my laptop. I know that the motherboard has a
uart but I can't get to it with out a soldering iron.
> Thank you for your time and a great product,
It would be extremely hard. It's easier in PXELINUX, since it has
firmware-based access to the network device.
Can isoLinux be used with the linux kexec command?
Boot a fail safe cdrom and then warm boot the hard disk.
Ie if I've booted off of the cd once, switch to the hard disk to boot. After booting the hard disk, reset the boot flag.
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