[K12OSN] how to create etherboot CD

David Whitmer dwblue02 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 15 02:54:35 UTC 2006

--- Petre Scheie <petre at maltzen.net> 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 
> 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've been using the universal network boot files from
the Thinstation project.

The link below will take you to the download page. 
Download network_boot_floppy+cd+hd_540.zip, unpack,
and use your favorite CD mastering software to burn
eb-net.iso to CD.


Hope this helps.
David Whitmer

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