Subject: diskless i386
To: None <>
From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/1999 11:19:55
I have a machine with a aic7890 that I have to have working within a week
or so.  Given I have enough disk on another machine, I thought that I
could use a floppy to boot it diskless and use disk off another machine
until aic7890 support is available.  Unfortunately, I have some constraints
that cause a problem.  I can't use any network protocols (bootp, dhcp) for
the machine to find its disks, I need for it to be able to get all the
information it needs (IP address of nfs server, location of disks) off
the boot floppy.  Rumor has it that I can do this, anyone have any pointers
to info?

(The machine came with Redhat 6.1 installed, I'd just prefer not to use

Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager