Diskless booting with LanWorks BootWare PROMs

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Tip provided by Wolfgang Suttrop
In order to make LanWorks BootWare(tm) PROMs correctly start up a
Linux kernel image, the "bootsector" part of the image must be modified
such as to enable the boot prom to jump right into the image start address.
Unfortunately, the net-bootable image format created by netboot/etherboot's
`mknbi-linux' tool differs and will not run if used with BootWare PROMs.

A modified bootsector together with a Makefile to create a BootWare-bootable
image after kernel compilation can be found in


Refer to the README file for installation details. Currently, only
"zImage"-type kernels are supported. Unfortunately, kernel parameters
are ignored (perhaps someone can point me at how to pass on parameters).

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Tip recorded : 26-12-1998 20:45:53
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