Subject: Re: Remote booting
To: Lucio de Re <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/20/1997 23:14:05
On Thu, 21 Aug 1997 08:11:06 +0200,
   Lucio de Re <> writes:

>Everything here makes me think that net booting NetBSD is possible on
>the i386 architecture.  Can anyone point me to some authoritative 

a) configure a kernel as

	config	nfsnetbsd	root on ? type nfs

configure and make the kernel as normal,  label a floppy and write
the new bootblocks onto the floppy, copy the gzipp'ed kernel
onto the floppy, and boot.  If you've configured a diskless-boot
server it will Just Work.

Alternatively, for several popular NICs, you can burn a bootPROM
capable of loading a kernel over the network and starting it; see