Subject: Re: Netbooting a DECStation 5000/25 from Linux.
To: Bill Studenmund <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/02/1999 00:52:33
On Thu, 31 Dec 1998 12:05:14 -0800 (PST)  Bill Studenmund wrote:

> (*) Kinda gross. The bootloader only knows about a.out, the netbooter
> ecoff, and the OS uses elf. 8-O

And your problem is ?  :-)

I think Micheal Hitch has (or nearly has) bootblocks that understand
ELF, and there's some talk of making a two stage network boot loader
similar to the Alpha one that would also understand ELF but nothing has
actually happened yet on that one.

I guess what I'm trying to say that there's light at the end of the
tunnel, but it's a pretty long tunnel...