Etherboot in the BIOS?
jeff at planetfall.com
Fri Aug 15 10:36:01 CEST 2003
Purchase yourself a BIOS Savior. They're about $20-$25 depending
on the motherboard and provide absolute protection against screwups.
Basically you end up with two BIOS chips on the motherboard, and a little
toggle switch to select one or the other. That way you don't need to
"hotswap" BIOS chips, either.
On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 09:41:42AM -0500, Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp wrote:
> According to the FAQ, it's possible to boot Linux using Etherboot with
> LinuxBIOS. This appears to be a pretty simple and straightforward
> process, but I was wandering if it were possible to render the system
> unbootable? That is, is it posible that overwriting the BIOS will cause
> boot to fail (because of misconfiguration, etc.)? If this happens, is
> there anyway to recover? What are the pitfalls and how can I avoid them?
> The idea of overwriting the BIOS makes me a bit nervous, but the
> potential benefits of this boot-up process could save us quite a bit
> when it comes to configuring our clustered systems.
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