?? Linux and booting from SSD or ROM ??

?? Linux and booting from SSD or ROM ??

Post by Ekkehard Hoffma » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I am searching information about using a Linux PC without any real disk drive
(floppy or hard).
The computer should be booting from a ROM or a SSD (solid state disk).
It will not be connected to a NFS server so booting from the net is also

Has anybody got any experiences about booting a Linux machine from ROM or SSD?

Please answer also by email, I will summarize and post the answers.

Thanx, Eccy
 Ekkehard Hoffmann          Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe
 FZI / TE&R             Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, D-76131 Karlsruhe


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