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Re: booting from disk image

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: booting from disk image
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 12:21:05 +0200 (EET)

On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Albert Max Lai wrote:

> Ideally, I'd like to be able to boot an image by dd'ing to read in the
> bootable dos floppy. This seems to be close but not quite there. I am
> able to chainload the boot loader. However, after the boot loader
> loads, the subsequent I/O calls look at the floppy drive. What would
> be nice is to map the I/O calls to the image that was just
> bootstrapped. Are there any reasons why this can't be done? I know
> that etherboot and netboot are able to do this with netboot images
> (which seem to have some assembly code to patch the bios at the
> beginning of the images.)

maybe this could be done by doing it sameway as CD-boot floppy 
emulation is done. (load image to memory and call couple of BIOS calls)

not bad idea at all... but someone need to code it first...
does anybody know any tftp servers for win9x?? :)

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