[K12OSN] how to create etherboot CD

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Feb 10 18:23:43 UTC 2006

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Petre Scheie wrote:

> I've got a Micron desktop client that when I try to boot it with a Universal 
> Boot Floppy starts to load the ROM image but then the screen goes grey with a 
> few blinking characters in the center of the screen and it just stalls there.
> So, I thought I'd try to get it to boot via a CD.  I followed the instructions 
> at http://www.gnuenterprise.org/~jcater/ltsp/Etherboot-On-CDR-HOWTO.txt, but 
> when I test it on a Dell OptiPlex that IS able to boot from the Universal Boot 
> Floppy, it starts to load the ROM image, but then its screen goes grey, the 
> black and nothing else happens.
> Has anyone managed to translate the Universal Boot Floppy onto a CD?
> Petre

I hacked someone else's CD image, don't remember the exact details (it
is in the archives...).

Give this a spin:



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