booting an old IBM server

Derek Davis derek.davis at
Tue Oct 24 09:17:15 MDT 2006

On 10/23/06, Michael Halcrow <mike at> wrote:
> There is dark netboot magic that you can conjure on many of these
> boxen. With old PPC machines that I have used, it is possible to go
> into the firmware boot manager and specify a tftp server from which to
> pull down a kernel image and initrd image.
> Alternatively, you can get a PXE (pre-execution) image, which is
> essentially a bootloader that, in turn, pulls down a kernel/initrd,
> and it's a bit more user-friendly than a raw tftp interface for the
> kernel/initrd. A co-worker of mine has done this successfully to boot
> Knoppix.
> Mike

Awesome, thanks for the info.

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