[K12OSN] how to create etherboot CD

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Fri Feb 10 19:26:55 UTC 2006

Eric Harrison wrote:
> 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:
> ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/K12LTSP/testing/eb_pci.iso
> -Eric

Well, that works a bit better than my CDs: FreeDOS seems to load, and I get the screen 
full of dots (is this the tftp stage?), ending in 'done'.  But then the next line says 
'Issuing RESET:' and it just hangs there.

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