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Old 01-11-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
rmlamb
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How to perform a remote network boot (F12) in SLES


Folks:
Anyone know how to remotely boot a server so that a network boot (F12) automatically starts? For example, in Solaris, I can type "reboot -- net -s" (hope i remembered the syntax - been a while! )to reboot my server and begin a network installation without having to be at the console. I am looking for the same in SLES.

Hope my post makes sense!

TIA.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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The network boot is something done by the BIOS. A specific BIOS might have that capability. If Solaris can do it ... on a PC .. and do so on every PC ... then there must be some standard for that. If that is OpenSolaris, the source code is available and inspection might reveal what it is doing. But if that was Solaris on Sun Sparc computers, then it's a feature of the Sun PROM (which usually does better than PC BIOSes).
 
  


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