Subject: Re: VS3100 (VS42A) did a netboot (via MOP) of a standalone image...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/12/1996 09:16:44
> > > Can this be used in setting up a boot & root disk set to run the
> > > VS3100-m76-spx to install a filesystem onto the HDD's ?
> > >
> > Not for the moment. But in the long run, yes. My little program doesn't know
> > anything about the hardware. It only defaults to the rom routines for console
> > I/O.
> Are there any size-limitations for those binaries loaded via MOP ??
> If binaries of (almost) arbitrary size can be loaded via MOP, then
> mop-ing a kernel with root on nfs and swap on nfs should be enough
> to install the machine, since all the neccessary drivers are included
> in the kernel.
> If it's not possible to load the kernel itself via MOP, then the
> copy-program needs to be augmented with some mehtods for network-access.
> Also edlabel needs some new standalone drivers, since the ROM-routines
> won't work for non boot-devices (SCSI comes to mind).
> Another possibility would be to add network-functionality to the
> /boot-program so that this program could load the kernel (root/swap
> on nfs) via network. Then initializing/installing the local disk would
> be the same as in the mopable kernel szenario.
Let the bootstrap loader inside of VMB do it (since it can).
Matt Thomas Internet: email@example.com
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