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Old 06-19-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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boot from pxe image

I have been assigned to the following task:

currently, a dell 780 server PXE boots from an image on a 2850 via DHCP server. The problem is, if the 780 is turned on before the 2850, it fails to find the image and hangs. What i need to do is prevent it from hanging. My idea is to install a small distro linux onto the 780, first boot into that. then i can check to see whether or not the 2850 is ready. (using some polling mechanism) when it is, i boot from the image on the 2850.

my question is, is there any way to boot from the pxe boot image from within linux?
Old 06-21-2006, 07:08 AM   #2
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If that would be possible, you would have to write to /dev/cmos at a vendor-specific location. I don't know if that is possible with a dell 780, neither where to find a documentation about that BIOS but you should check with DELL.


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