Subject: Re: Test kernel available
To: None <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/15/2001 09:06:35
Hi !

On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:
[lots of offtopic stuff for the port-vax-list :)]
> how do you skip tftp?  how do you get the kernel on the machine in the first
> place?  tftp may be old fashioned, but it serves it purpose, small enough that
> you can very easily fit a tftp client in ROM.

NetBSD knows about booting via such modern things like DHCP and NFS. It's the
most comfortable way, because if you use NFS root-fs, it's a good idea, to use
the fs to boot the same way.


In TV, there are bluescreens to put a faked reality behind a real played scene,
in Windows, you sometimes see the real scene, when the fakes go out for lunch.