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PXE Boot
18-11-2013, 04:55 AM,
#1
PXE Boot
Do any of these thin client builds support PXE Boot?
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18-11-2013, 10:53 AM,
#2
RE: PXE Boot
PXE means something like: the firmware on the client tries to locate a PXE redirection service on the network. In the x86 computers firmware is on motherboard, so you can have diskless pc anb boot by PXE.
In some ARM board like Raspberry the firmware (and kernel) is on the FAT partition of the SDCard and you must have both to correctly boot the board. In other board like Cubieboard2 you have the internel NAND with the firmware (and the OS) and use u-boot as boot, so you can easly modify it and let the board to start with network OS.
In RaspberryPi you can use a custom kernel to mount the root filesystem via NFS, there is lot of guide around like this one: http://www.whaleblubber.ca/boot-raspberry-pi-nfs/. This isnt a real PXE but some sort of it Wink
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18-11-2013, 03:35 PM,
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RE: PXE Boot
Very helpful thank you!
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