[CentOS] OT: BIOS upgrades and booting without a floppy drive

Wed Aug 24 03:56:17 UTC 2005
John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>

David Thompson wrote:

> If you're set up to do PXE, you can boot a floppy image over the network via 
> PXELINUX/MEMDISK and get rid of the physical media altogether.
This does not work however for IBM ThinkCenter machines.  The flash 
program locks up if you boot via the network.  I assume it is related to 
memory used for the disk image.  It is a real PITA.


> http://syslinux.zytor.com/pxe.php
> Dave Thompson
> UW-Madison
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John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia