[K12OSN] Boot from CD

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Jun 16 16:32:35 UTC 2008

The other way to do it (and the way I've been doing it) is to boot a
Live CD distro (Knoppix, Damn Small Linux, etc.), and just "cat" the
EtherBoot image file to the hard disk device.  This will, like eb_to_hd,
wipe the HD's MBR and partition table info...but it works.

I do it as follows:

1.)  Copy the EtherBoot file to some floppy, the normal way (e. g. cp
<MyFileName> /mnt/fd0).
2.)  Boot your Live CD distro on the thin-client-to-be.
3.)  Pop that floppy into the thin client and mount it.
4.)  "cat /mnt/fd0/<MyFileName> /dev/hda"

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Barry R Cisna wrote:
> Hi Fajar,
> If the thin clients you are wanting to use have a small HD in them you
> can use ' eb_to_hd ' . Search for this. It is a three step process.
> Takes about 10 mins or less to do each client. You will need a floppy
> drive available to ( at least) temporarily hang on each client as this
> is what the eb_to_hd file copy from. This works for a pretty clean setup
> as you don't have to worry about kids popping out the cd and throwing it
> in the trash:) If it will only be adults using these machines the
> aforementioned setup would prolly be simpler for You.
> Note : This will of course wipe the HD clean!
> Take Care,
> Barry isna
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