Coda File System

Re: Coda Network Computer

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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:34:44 -0400
>     > Maybe I'm missing something, but doesn't the Linux initrd facility
>     > handle this?  Couldn't you put your startup stuff in an initrd image
>     > and create your startup script as /linuxrc in the initrd?  I thought
>     > that this kind of thing was the point of the initrd, but I've never
>     > played with it enough to see if it can do what you need above...
>     Is there a size limit on how much can be put into initrd image?

Hmm, good question.  I have no idea, but I presume so since LILO is what
is traditionally used for this and the PeeCee BIOS is likely to limit
us.  It always finds a way to, anyway.  :-)
>     We load an initrd from the network (via the EtherBoot 4.0 package,
> currently on a diskette but often stored on a boot ROM).

This isn't Coda specific, but could you give us more details on this?  I
knew that boot ROMs were an option for many ethernet cards, but I didn't
realize you could get the same functionality with a floppy image.  Any
pointers on this would be welcomed.


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Received on 1998-06-29 11:41:36