Members of the LEAF crew release pxeinstall.tgz today, December 6th 2003.
Based on the work of Eric de Thouars (dorus@...) we created a tool to
make use of PXE to boot systems like a Soekris net4501 or a LexSystem (tested
with a CV860A version) so that you can format an IDE HD or a CF card, put an
msdos file system and syslinux on the IDE/HD or CF card and finally copy all
files necessary for a Bering(-uClibc) system on the storage device.
You can download pxeinstall.tgz directly from cvs (one line):
With the functionality of pxeinstall.tgz you can:
- boot the system via the network,
- put a number of different file systems on the HD/CF card (minix, ext2, swap,
- make the HD/CF card bootable (syslinux)
- download files onto the card/HD via http or ftp (wget) or
- download files onto the card/HD via Windows networking (smbmount and cp)
The PXE boot functionality can only be used to get a system up and running, it
is not intended to be used for regular use. For example, you cannot backup
any files because the backup function does not exist.
It can be used to install any LEAF distribution onto your HD/CF.
It requires a special Linux kernel config and the supported NIC's compiled
into kernel - NIC modules won't work.
The currently supported NIC's are:
3c590/3c900 series (592/595/597) "Vortex/Boomerang"
AMD PCnet32 PCI
DECchip Tulip (dc21x4x) PCI
National Semiconductor DP8381x series PCI Ethernet
PCI NE2000 and clones
RealTek RTL-8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SMC EtherPower II
Winbond W89c840 EthernetI
If you need support for a network card other than the above listed, we added a
kernel config for use with Linux Kernel 2.4.18 as a starting point in the
For more doc's pls read:
thx for reading kp