#38 Legacy OS netboot support (was: FreeBSD support)

rEFIt 2.0 (Future)
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nobody
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2014-08-15
2007-01-22
Anonymous
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I would like to see support for booting FreeBSD (or Linux as well) diskless from a net server.

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    So this request really is for netbooting a BIOS-based OS. The BIOS emulation in Apple's firmware apparently doesn't support this, and rEFIt has no direct control over that, so this means a major undertaking.

    In the meantime, see http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=1754 for some ideas how to do interesting netboot things.

     
    • labels: --> rEFIt Functional
    • milestone: --> rEFIt 2.0 (Future)
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • summary: FreeBSD support --> Legacy OS netboot support (was: FreeBSD support)