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Re: [K12OSN] Possible to use CD instead of boot rom?



On Wednesday 18 June 2003 15:19, Steve Wright wrote:
Thanks Steve,
	"bootable syslinux floppy" - not sure what that is.  Is that like the boot 
rom image from Rom-O-Matic?  Or is it a stripped down version of linux that 
would then connect to the K12ltsp server?

Thanks,
Duane

> Hi Duane,
>
> Start with making a bootable syslinux floppy, since you can easily
> modify to your satisfaction.. and then once it is all good, slap it all
> on a ISO9660 (.iso) image and burn to a CD.

>
> Going straight down the CD path will just get you lots of coasters..  8-)
>
> I have thought for some time that a bootable CD would be a good
> diagnosis tool.  Not something big like knoppix, but just a hardware
> scanner that rummages through your video cards, NICs, whatever in
> quickfire fashion, and spits out what it finds.  It would be impressive
> to watch it diagnose the whole system in a flash..
>
> hmmmm....
>
> /steve
>
> Duane Wilson wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >  I need to boot some old Compaq Ipaq towers into either Win2k or K12ltsp.
> >  No Floppy drives on the Compaqs.  Could use onboard NIC with PXE.  It
> > works, but then I don't know how to give option for Win2k.
> >
> >  If I could make a CD with the Rom-O-Matic boot sequence then the kids
> > could boot off of the CD for K12ltsp or the HD for Win2K.
> >
> >  Trouble is I can't find any info out there in cyberspace that tells me
> > how to do this.
>
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