[ipxe-devel] ISO SAN booting

Miller, Shao shao.miller at yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Wed Apr 27 23:00:25 UTC 2011

File versus block.

NFS: File
HTTP: File
TFTP: File
FTP: File
iSCSI: Block
AoE: Block

I think what you are asking for is:

HTTPDisk: Block
NFSDisk: Block

I had a quick, read-only HTTPDisk hack for gPXE some time ago.  More
recently, Michael Brown and I had talked a bit about it and were
wondering about write support might be best implemented...

- Shao Miller

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[mailto:ipxe-devel-bounces at lists.ipxe.org] On Behalf Of James A. Peltier
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 18:54
To: ipxe-devel at ipxe.org
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] ISO SAN booting

Why can't this be done with NFS or HTTP boot?  I mean I *really* like
this idea of avoiding the memdisk/grub booting of ISO images but it
would be nice to not have it limited to these formats?  Perhaps
something like

sanboot http://....
sanboot nfs://...

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