[Beowulf] Can I write Etherboot to MBR?

Nelson Castillo nelsoneci at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 12:52:19 PST 2005


I'm booting a lot of machines in a diskless clusters.

I don't want to wipe the actual content of hardisks. I'd like to
overwrite the MBR without using a boot loader.

I've been able to use a zlilo image with both grub and lilo.
I've been able to use a zdsk image booting from a floppy.

But I just want to do something like:

cat eepro100.zdsk   > /dev/sda

just as I do

eepro100.zdsk    > /dev/fd0

Can I do this?


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