[OpenBIOS] OpenBIOS for TFTP
J.Cawkwell at open.ac.uk
Fri Dec 13 17:22:05 CET 2002
Many thanks for your useful answer. I do not quite understand
the difference between openbios and linuxbios, to the
uninitiated like me they sound like the same thing. I actually
want to eventually boot RTEMS, but am using Linux to test
the application first. But from the web site I see that I can
boot RTEMS after the linux in the bios. Great...
openbios at freiburg.linux.de writes:
>> Can OpenBIOS be used to initiate tftp booting across the ethernet?
>> The alternatives of making a eprom memory strip, or having an eprom
>> in the NIC, are more expensive and time consumming, so I am keen
>> to use OpenBIOS for this.
>> I have looked through the news history, and the web site and still
>> cannot find the answer. (but of course that doesn't mean much)
>Unfortunately OpenBIOS is not ready for prime time yet. I am currently
>working on the forth engine and trying to fiddle vocabularies support
>into it - one big step towards Package (driver) support.
>You might want to have a look at LinuxBIOS though: www.linuxbios.org.
>It can be used together with an etherboot payload to boot a kernel
>loaded via tftp. (I'm doing the same thing on a Geode system)
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>all will end as doves.
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