RPL vs PXE (was Re: Installing Linux (without CD/floppies))

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Tue Feb 18 11:28:47 PST 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Ken Chase wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 09:05:48AM -0500, Donald Becker's all...
> > Almost all current, performance-oriented motherboards have built-in Fast
> > Ethernet with PXE support in the BIOS Flash.
> Many lower end boards include RPL now, which seems to be of the IBM
> variety (not Novell).

Hmmm, while we still see RPL around, it's usually an legacy alternative
to PXE.
Are you seeing new systems with RPL and not PXE?

> I've gotten linux to boot off a linux RPLD server -
> has anyone gotten FreeBSD to do the same (off a linux RPLD server - RPLD
> wont run on freebsd, and its nontrivial to tweak for freebsd servers).

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