Subject: Re: Remote booting
To: None <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/21/1997 11:32:55
> >Everything here makes me think that net booting NetBSD is possible on
> >the i386 architecture.  Can anyone point me to some authoritative 
> >source?
> 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.

All you really need on the boot floppy is the netboot program.
That can (and should) load the kernel from the NFS root.