KS file, floppy boot, and NIC not on boot floppy.

Henderson, TL Todd Todd_Henderson at isl-3com.com
Thu Nov 21 10:42:42 EST 2002


I would just like to thank all those that replied.  That was quick and
relatively painless.

Bogdan passed me this link:
http://www.dulug.duke.edu/~mstenner/docs/add-driver

that helped immensly.  All is working now.

Thanks.
Todd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bogdan Costescu [mailto:bogdan.costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de]
> Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:09 AM
> To: Henderson, TL Todd
> Cc: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> Subject: Re: KS file, floppy boot, and NIC not on boot floppy.
> 
> 
> On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, Henderson, TL Todd wrote:
> 
> > b.)  Move the e1000 module to the floppy.  However, I don't 
> seem to have the
> > room on the floppy to do this.
> 
> You can delete some of the existing modules (maybo also 
> non-network driver
> related).
> 
> > c.)  Build a new kernel that fits on the floppy, has all the special
> > features needed to boot from the floppy and includes the 
> e1000 driver.
> 
> You'll still have to tinker with the rest, as the size of the 
> in-kernel 
> driver is not much smaller than the same driver as module.
> Unless you really want to include all needed modules in the 
> kernel, but 
> then you might give away the possibility of using the same floppy for 
> other setups.
> 
> > d.)  Break down and learn how to do it with PXE.
> 
> I'd say that this is addictive. Once you've done it, you'll 
> wish that all 
> your computers support PXE :-)
> 
> -- 
> Bogdan Costescu
> 
> IWR - Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
> Universitaet Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, GERMANY
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> E-mail: Bogdan.Costescu at IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De
> 
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