Etherboot in the BIOS?

ron minnich rminnich at
Fri Aug 15 10:52:07 CEST 2003

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Jeff Noxon wrote:

> Agreed, but I think the poster's concern was rendering a machine
> unbootable.  Once LinuxBIOS is working on one node, it can be copied
> to the others easily and without much concern.  I still don't have LB
> working properly on my Tyan TigerMPX board.  It's nice to have a way to
> continue booting it ;)

not always true. On one 1024 node update, a linuxbios update uncovered a 
problem in the hardware, such that 5 of the 1024 nodes had trouble 
booting. Times like those you really need a fallback. It's easy to see, 
given the general bugginess of so much PC hardware, why the BIOSes run it 
so slow. 


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