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rbv
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« on: June 17, 2008, 01:22:22 PM »

Hello!

What do you think about boot Bluebottle from LAN?
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staubesv
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 01:25:31 PM »

Interesting idea.
As far as I know, there has been a network boot image for a long time. I think that booting from LAN worked, but for me, I never tried it (and I don't know how it works).

Has anyone on this forum ever booted AOS from LAN?
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tfrey
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 12:53:04 PM »

We used to do this a couple of years ago. As far as I remember all we had to do was to setup a DHCP server to point the PXE of the machine to a file on a TFTP server. I think the file on the TFTP server was an "extended" floppy disk image with a bootable AOS. Maybe this works with the new bootable CD images, too.
AOS has a TFTP server but for the DHCP server you probably need access to some Linux machine.
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Pat
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 10:00:44 AM »

Simply booting Aos from LAN is easiest with Wake-on-LAN, that can be accomplished by activating Wake-on-LAN in the BIOS:
If the PC is switched off, its network card is still listening to the LAN.
As soon as a specific packet is broadcasted in the LAN that contains the IP address of the network card in a special manner, the BIOS starts the PC.
see
http://gsd.di.uminho.pt/jpo/software/wakeonlan/mini-howto/wol-mini-howto-2.html

Only if DHCP is used and there is no IP address assigned in a fixed way, PXE is needed, described at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment

Pat
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