Diskless boot PROMs

From: Bruce Guenter <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Wed Sep 03 2003 - 22:13:02 CST

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 09:08:12PM -0600, Scott Walde wrote:
> I have an eprom programmer and have successfully made boot roms in the
> past. I think I used "Etherboot". It was some web-form where I chose my
> options, and it built the image file for me.

Hey, I see the rom-o-matic can build floppy images which is good enough
for me to play with for now. I had missed that obvious step. I guess
if I can run etherboot off a floppy, I could boot an actual kernel too,
which would be a good first step instead of going all the way to

> My programmer is very old (I have to turn off turbo on the 386 it is
> plugged into.) and will only burn up to (IIRC) 128k eproms.
> If you want to experiment, I can certainly dig the stuff out. Maybe it
> would be a good SLG meeting topic.

Thanks for the offer. I may ask again later if I go completely
Bruce Guenter <bruceg_at_em.ca> http://em.ca/~bruceg/ http://untroubled.org/
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