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Ben comsatcat at earthlink.net
Thu May 27 15:12:01 CDT 2004


You could net boot the system using pxelinux to load the boot disk.  I
had to do this on a few dell 750's which had no floppy/cd and it worked
just fine.

See http://syslinux.zytor.com/pxe.php for more info.

- Ben


On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 07:39, Gareth Robins wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to boot the debian installation disks (woody but 2.4 or 2.2 
> with EXT3) remotly. My PowerEdge 650 has a Dual Port NIC think its (82544EI 
> Gigabit Ethernet Controller) without any raid or SCSI hardware to complicate 
> mattes.
> I am pretty sure all this will fit on to a 1.44 meg floppy so I can boot it 
> via the DRAC III/XT. Redhat does have a disc but this doesn't seem to work.
> However, the only debian images I can find are mutiple disks and I can't 
> SWAP disks with the DRAC.
> Does anyone know of a 1.44meg image that has that driver built-in or is 
> there a way of swapping disk when using the DRAC III/XT
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Gareth Robins
> gmrobins at hotmaill.com
> 
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